Kids Rock Returns – October 2015

kidzrockfall2015KIDS ROCK IS BACK!!!

Kids Rock is returning on October 11th, 6:00 – 7:15pm. This year, activities will include special music, Bible lessons, chapel time, skits, plays, and lots of fun activities.

Please invite your friends and plan to join us on Sunday, October 11th.





Youth News – October 2015

 sym_logoHere are some youth ministry highlights from the last month…

 We had an average of around 35 people out for our last four youth meetings.

The Valley’s Got Talent event is coming again in November and will be bigger and better than ever and will feature celebrity guest judge Brian Johnson from “The Voice” TV show.  It will take place on Sunday night Nov. 8th at 6:00 at the Big Red Auditorium.  There also will be open tryouts at the center court of the Fort Steuben Mall Oct. 24th from 2:00-3:30 with registration from 1:30-2:00.

Maurice Clarett spoke to around 350 people at the All Valley Youth Rally and also to 650 students at Big Red HS.  He shared his testimony even at the school event!

The Toronto Jr. High Fellowship of Christian Athletes Program has started and after one week has doubled in size from 12 to 24 students!  The HS group at Toronto will begin soon!

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Envisioning Meetings

In order to move forward with our pastoral search, we, as members of the congregation, must meet together to objectively examine ourselves, evaluate our current ministries, consider what we do well and what needs improvement, determine our church’s strengths and challenges, and reset our goals, if needed, to ensure all that we say and do at Starkdale is truly focused on Christ, and all glory is given to God. We must have everything in order and know who we are as a church in order to correctly present ourselves on our Church Information Form, so that we are able to call a pastor who shares our vision.

On the Sundays of October 11th and 18th, Session will conduct an envisioning meeting in the fellowship hall at 12:15 P.M. (following the 11:00 Sunday worship services).

All members are urged to participate, for we as the body of Christ, have been given the responsibility to be excellent in all we do in His name.

Lunch will be served. Please email or call the
office to RSVP by October 8th.


Chicken Grill Photo 2015

IMG_7055Some of the Chicken Grill Team-Thank you to everyone who helped and came for dinner!







Sunday School Rally Day 2015

On September 13th, the Sunday School children at Starkdale celebrated Rally Day, inviting their friends and reminding them to attend Sunday School every week at 9:30 A.M.  Our Rally Day theme was “Back to the Bible Sunday.”  The new Communicants Class for 6th through 12th grade also began with a wonderful turnout.  The celebration continued at the Fellowship Hour.  Balloons were released after Sunday School.  It was really great, as a huge wind came up and our balloons with John 3:16 written on the tags, lifted off so fast that we were all surprised!!  All the children at Fellowship who attended church also had a great lunch, ice cream dessert and a balloon to release.  It was a very special day at Sunday School, Church and Fellowship.  If you would like to come to Sunday School at 9:30, there are classes for everyone Kindergarten up!
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