The Nicaragua Medical Mission provides medicines and clothing to men, women and children in the second poorest nation in the western  hemisphere. Several teams go on an annual basis including this local team of up to 22.   Each team member is "assigned"  two 50 lb. trunks filled with the medicine/supplies.  Each patient seen receives a 3-month supply of medicine, including multivitamins, pain relievers, parasitic medicine and several others as needed.  The team has usually gone for 8 days, 5 of which are clinic days.  The team stays at an orphanage and supplies them with needed items as a secondary part of the mission.

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 JANUARY 2015  

Welcome to
Oneida First Presbyterian Church
304 Broad St., Oneida, NY 13421   Tel.  363-7590
Rev.  Stuart C. Wattles
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Jason Hornyak, son of Dot Hornyak and the late Bob Hornyak

has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.

   He will endure 28 days of treatment

in a hospital in Denver, Colorado.  Donations are appreciated.  

 For Jason's diagnosis, updates, donations and blog info . . . 


 Events Calendar 

One of our confirmands, Josh Goode,  -  a member of our 2014-15 Confirmation Class is heading up PROJECT HELP with our local Food banks - “Project Help”  was initiated by Josh to provide supplies to needy families for purchase of hygiene and other supplies that will help stretch their food budget.  Josh is collecting items such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, detergent, tissues, etc…..  There is a drop off box located in the auditorium.  Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.  Let’s keep the Christmas spirit of giving alive 52 weeks a year!


PRAYER CHAIN UPDATE - We are revising the Prayer Chain.  Those who are on the Prayer Chain will remain unless you let the Office know otherwise.  Those  who would like to help with the Prayer Chain are welcome to join.  If you are interested in being a part of the chain, you may call the Office (363-7590) and let Linda know.  

If you are not aware that we do have a Prayer Chain - the chain is activated whenever one may have a need for prayer when family or friends are having surgery, those who are 'terminal,'  to notify us of a death or accident -- or whenever the need for prayers occurs.


   Feb. 1st           Communion
   Feb. 1st           Confirmation Class

   Feb. 1st          

SOUPER  BOWL  OF CARING  DONATIONS Don’t forget the special offering next Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st.  It is collected by the youth after the worship service at the exit locations.  This Souper Bowl donation will go to the local food pantries to help feed the poor.  If you want to contribute to the Souper Bowl and you won’t be here on February 1, you can put your donation in a yellow envelope (found in the pews) and put Souper Bowl on the outside.

  Feb. 8th             Birthday  Bash - check Weekly Announcements:  

  Feb.  11th       

                      A WINTER  GATHERING
                        for the Presbyterian Women
 will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Whitesboro
on Wednesday, February 11th starting at 9:30 a.m.  

                      Please bring your own lunch.  

Following lunch, Dietra Harvey of Community Action in Utica
                will be presenting a program on poverty.
Call Jan Whiting at 363-4392 for details or check in February’s newsletter.

Feb.  16          OFFICE CLOSED
Feb.  16          Deacons Meeting
Feb.  17          Presbyterian Women’s meeting

Feb. 18        Ash Wednesday

Feb.  23          Session Meeting
Feb.  26          Lenten Service and Lunches start

Mar.    5         Lenten Service and Lunch
Mar.  12         Lenten Service and Lunch
Mar.  14         Elder and Deacon Leadership Retreat

April  5          Easter

     DINNERS  FOR  EIGHT . . .



DINNERS FOR EIGHT UPDATE - The Fellowship Committee would like to thank you for signing up for the 2015 Dinners for Eight. There is still time to sign up.  

We will be doing the pairings toward the end of January.  Hostesses will be informed of their list of guests and will call you soon after to arrange a date and what each of you will bring to the dinner.

These dinners are to be very casual and a time when you all get to meet new friends and get to know each other better.  This should be a very enjoyable and fun time for all.


How do I get
to Oneida First

  Who  Are  We ?
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 Sunday Worship
 at 10am 

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Adult Sunday School

8:45am or @ Noon

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Ladies' Bible Study
Fridays @11am
Board Room

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Sunday Schoo

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 Thank you for Keeping the Nursery
  By Lois Turley

Mama left me in the church nursery.
She said, ”You can stay here and play.”
I was so very afraid, but you comforted me.
And mama was saved that

At least once a month in the nursery,
You served God by caring for me
so mama could attend Church and learn to make
our home everything it should be.

There were those who said, “I’m too busy,”
Or, “I don’t want to miss church today.

I’m too young, I’m too old, I’ve done my part.
The nursery? Please, don’t ask me to stay.”

But you said, “No, I’m not too busy.
I’m just the right age I know.
I could never do enough for the King that I serve.
When you need me in the nursery, I’ll go.”


Thank you for keeping the nursery.   
Mama taught me to follow Christ, too.

Many people had a part, but the most special one
To me will always be YOU.

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 The Connection
Teen Group


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Kids Korner
5 pm


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