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September 2021

September 2021

*Camp Day September 19, 2021*

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!  Mark your calendars now for Kingwood’s Camp Day on Sunday September 19, 2021.  The camp committee has lots of exciting events planned for the entire day for people of all ages!  This is the best time of year to fellowship with our church family and friends, and enjoy the beauty of our church camp, “Camp Sonrise Mountain!”

10:00 Sunday School -Please join us for a true camp experience:  Camp songs, Skits and Devotions – This will be for adults and children.

11:00 Worship Service & Jr. Church (Kids will be downstairs-singing, doing crafts and games)!

12:00 Kingwood’s best “covered dish lunch!”  (Beef, Chicken and drinks will be provided).  Anything else appreciated.

1:00-4:00 Free Time (Swimming-bring your suit, Volleyball, Basketball, Bocce Ball, Gaga Ball, Corn Hole, Walking, Hiking or just relaxing)!

4:00 Campfire (Come sit by the fire and enjoy some roasted hot dogs and marshmallows while singing camp songs and enjoying some skits.  It is a great way to end the day!) Food and lots of laughs provided!!!

Church Mouse

Sad as it is to say summer is over, so is the County Fair, the kids are back in school . . . and looking forward to hunting season.

September already??? – Where did the summer go?

Now there are some Bright spots in September: Things like the Kingwood Picnic, the Jubilee and Mountain Craft DaysCamp Day & Applefest.

For those of you who may be interested in such things there is also the Flax Scutching in Stahlstown, the Highlander Games in Ligonier and the Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs. Before you ask: No I don’t know the dates of all these things, but if you want to know just contact Pastor Jim. I hear he is a walking encyclopedia of information for this sort of thing!

Let’s hope that he behaves better at any of these events that he chooses to go to than he did at the Retiree’s Luncheon (that he shouldn’t even have been at anyway!) – I hear he stole Jesse Moore’s seat at the workers table and even gloated about it! He said something about a little vengeance for Brad Pletcher.

Just last month we congratulated Dan Cramer on his retirement and now I I hear that Jesse Moore is working him so long and hard that he may have to make him Assistant Superintendent at all these events!

There was a great turnout to peel apples for Applefest almost 1400 apples peeled, bagged & frozen all in a little over an hour!

Thanks to all of you who turned out for the benefit lunch for Katie Snyder! (Both to help and to eat!) I’m sure your love and support meant even more to her and her family than the funds we raised. Way to go Church Family! Keep on doing good in the Name of Jesus!

Don’t forget: Youth & Children’s Wednesday Evening Programs will be resuming this month. Let’s try to keep the shoes off the roof guys!

Wishing you a Blessed & Happy Fall! May you enjoy all the good things that God brings your way!

Love & Lots of Fall Goodies to all of you!

Your Friend,
The Church Mouse

An Opportunity to Give:  An individual, from our church, has offered to match up to $10,000.00 for more HVAC at the Fellowship Center.  The two exercise rooms must be included in this round.  The funds must be raised in the next three months (until September 20, 2021) and the installation must be completed with the next twelve months.  We’ve received  $4,470.00 so far.  Please make checks payable to Kingwood Church of God and give to Cheryl Pletcher.  Her address is 265 Faidley Rd. Markleton, PA 15551.

A Note of Thanks…
Thank you to all who helped with, donated to and/or attended the Sunday Lunch that benefited Katie Snyder.  There were over 265 meals served and profits of cash, checks and gift cards totaled about $9,458.00. 

Anyone wishing to follow the Lord in Christian Baptism should contact Pastor Jim ASAP.  Baptism will be held at the Church Camp – on Camp Day – September 19, 2021.

This year the church plans to collect specific items each month for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  Items for August are:

Games and Puzzles

Midweek youth and children’s programs will be starting up on September 15.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

October 1-3 – Allegheny Region Women’s Retreat at Camp Sonrise Mountain – Information and Registration forms are in the hallway.

 September 25, 2021 – Applefest at FC – Start planning on what items you could donate for the Applefest Auction .  NO YARD SALE ITEMS!  Homemade items, craft items, baked goods, antiques, and gently used items are great!  We will need a lot of help this year as we return to a full slate of activities and food.  Please plan to help out and attend.


11:00 a.m. Food Stand Opens
Apple Fritters, Apple Pie, Haluski, Ham & Bean Soup, Beef Vegetable Soup, Beef Noodle Soup, Burgers, Dogs, Fries and Shakes

Barrel Train Rides
12:00 p.m. Kid’s Games, Horse & Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo and Bounce House
1:00 p.m. Face Painting
3:00 p.m. Auction


Soup – Quart $7.00
Apple Pies – 9 inch $10.00
Apple Dumplings
Half Dozen $20.00 Baked or Unbaked
Whole Dozen $40.00 Baked or Unbaked

*Call 814-926-4207 or 814-445-4955 to pre-order by 9/19/21*

“Camp 2021”

Church camp has been enjoyable for me not only as a child, but also as a parent! I have been fortunate to see all 3 of my daughters spend time at Camp Sonrise Mountain the past 10 years. I am so glad I was able to give of my time, and also see them grow as Christians! Camp season 2021 was a blessing in lieu of no camping season for 2020 due to the pandemic! Both children and adults seemed to have a really enjoyable time in the 4 days together this year.  The importance of being together as Christians, learning more about God, fun activities, and the wonderful food (shout out to the King sister’s being part of the kitchen staff)! It was truly just a great time together at our beautiful camp!

Remember, Kingwood’s Camp Day is right around the corner, so join us on Sunday Sept. 19th, for a fun-filled day at our beautiful Camp Sonrise Mountain!

Josh Rosman

I loved church camp this year! It was so much fun. My best friend came for the first time and wants to come again next year! It was great to be in the outdoors and spend time with other Christian kids. The counselors were all fun, especially Dad! I loved the activities, the food and campfires. I look forward to going back to camp again next year!

Gianna Rosman

September & October Birthdays

Sept 1       Sarah Singo, Kerri Show
Sept 5       Melanie Younkin
Sept 6       Carissa Shipley
Sept 9       Charles Wilcox, Jr.
Sept 12     Jack Pletcher
Sept 14     Masey Dumbauld
Sept 17     Morgan Younkin
Sept 18     Charles W. Kreger, Hilton Mitchell
Sept 20     Rick Kemp
Sept 21     Althea Lyons, Ken Cipra
Sept 22     Anthony Whaley
Sept 23     Allan Stahl
Sept 25     Emily Brougher, Jonathan Pletcher
Sept 26     Danielle Pletcher
Sept 30     Bearl Faidley
Oct 1         Ricky Barry
Oct. 2        Sierra Clawson, Mia Rosman, Lori Cipra
Oct 5         Ben Tobias
Oct 10       Jacob Vough, Alex Younkin
Oct 13       Teresa Faidley
Oct 17       Briana Younkin
Oct 22       Mardelle Duppstadt
Oct 23       Brad Moore, Emma Ream
Oct 25       Tim Latuch, Kylie Putman, Richard Tannehill
Oct 26       Nicole Dumbauld
Oct 27       Erin Monticue, Chuck Colflesh
Oct 30       Georgiann Knepper
Oct 31       Sally Locklin

September & October Anniversaries

Sept 2       Don & Charlotte Carrabotta
Sept 4       Eldon & Carolyn Pletcher
Sept 4       Jake & Karey Vough
Sept 12     Brad & Renee’ Moore
Sept 13     Merv & Brenda Yoder
Sept 17     Dale & Theresa Pletcher
Sept 26     Jim & Sara Meyers
Sept 30     Mark & Heather Houghton
Oct 2        Dean & Nancy Hay, Gerald & Louise Dumbauld
Oct 9        Gene & Gerry Cameron
Oct 20      Larry & Melissa Vough
Oct 26      Terry & Peggie Ream
Oct 27      Keith & Georgiann Knepper
Oct 31      Dustin & Ashley Gray

Global Reach Missions Updates and Prayers

Remember the family of Pastor Boniface Musembi from Kitui in prayer after his unexpected death last month. He leaves behind a widow and 7 children, as well a church congregation.  Director Joseph Mwaura will be helping the church through this time of mourning.

God bless physical therapy student Stanley Lambert, from our PT School in Haiti, and physical therapist Waguens Estime, for going to Cayes to assist the victims of the earthquake.  They were very thankful for the opportunity to help their fellow countrymen in this great time of need.  Continue to pray for an end to violence and corruption in Haiti. Pray for future leadership of PHH.

Pastor Dave Kapaku and Kenda just celebrated 41 years of marriage on August 31st!  Pastor Dave also celebrated his 40th year of preaching for the Churches of God!  Blessings and prayers for them both!  Pastor Dave also finished the retaining wall to protect his house. It is almost 40 feet!

Save the Date:
Missions Rally hosted by Haley Day from Gamerco
October 16th, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Camp Sonrise Mountain

Field Updates from:
Jacob & Haley Day – Gamerco
Travis Helm – Global Reach Asst. Director
Acosta’s – Latino Ministry Leaders

Special activities, stations and food will be available in addition to the updates.

Join us for a great Missions packed day!

Prayer Needs

Families who’ve lost loved ones
God’s People Undergoing Persecution
People Recently Hospitalized
Those Having Surgeries and Procedures
Christians in Afghanistan
Americans left in Afghanistan
Pro-American Afghanis
Virgil Weaver
Kim Sutton
Katie Snyder
Audrey Irwin
Kevin Meyers
June Rugg
Sally Locklin
Mark Blasko
Jaci Hay
Shirley Mullendore
Joyce & Lew Henry
Dara Yoder
Ben King
Sara King
Heather Ream’s Relatives
Marchelle Peck
Gary & Debbie Ogline
Scott Mimnaugh
Darla Tressler Wevodau
Randy Yachere
Charlie & Coral Lee Kreger
Helen Lucas
Ralph Younkin
Terry Lawson
Bill Gross
Shirley S. Brougher
Becky Smith
Debbie Barricklow & Husband
Sis Wright
Kevin Houghton
Dan Harrold
Donna Kreger
Ollie Schultz
Emily Hicks Mauri
Orville & Darlene Sanner
John Stoner
John Kreger Sr.

David Lepley
Nelda Fox
Jim Peck
Barb Rush
Leonard Compton
Alex Singo
Amy Tressler Gonzales
Jim & Marj Weaver
Helen Ohler
Dave & Farmie Lemmon
Harold & Donna Kreger
Pat Weaver
Pastor Jack Feick
Lois Darr
Paul & Juanita Hall
Faye Knepper
Althea Lyons
Diann Vecere
Howard & Etta Nicklow
Von Nicklow
Stacey Ream
Skip Woods
Roger Shipley
Chase Kemp
Brynn Cashell
Allison Schmuck
Nancy Sleasman
Alan & Marijka Tubbs
Sam Vaughn
Aldara Weimer
Sue Frazee
Lacey Winters
Karey Vough’s Uncle Tim
Marla Zeiset
Andrea Walker
Church Camp
Winebrenner Seminary
Brent & Julie Sleasman
Chatelas Church
Our Missionaries
Nursing Homes
Military / Police / First Responders
National Police Shortage
Teachers & Students
College Students
Unspoken Needs

ramblings & recipes

If you attended the Sunday Fundraiser Lunch on August 22nd, you would have or should have been in awe of the Dessert Table!  What a variety of beautiful, appealing, and tasty desserts!  Compliments did abound!  The ladies and gentlemen who cut, plated and delivered the desserts were even impressed!!!  Here are recipes for two (from scratch) cakes that we there on Sunday.  Each is easy to make and taste soooooo good.  (I did not make either one!)

Hawaiian Wedding Cake
2 Cups Flour 1 Cup Flaked Coconut
2 Cups Sugar 1 20 oz. Can Crushed Pineapple
2 Tsp. Baking Soda 1 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 Cup Crushed Nuts (Walnuts work well)

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.  Turn the batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes….check it between 40 and 45 minutes.

Banana Cake
½ Cup Butter 2 Mashed Bananas
1 ½ Cups Sugar 2 Cups Flour
2 Eggs 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Vanilla 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Cup Sour Milk****

****Use one cup milk and add 1 Tbsp. Vinegar – set aside.

Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Add the sour milk and the mashed bananas – mix well.  Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Mix Well.  Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

1 8 oz., Cream Cheese 1 Stick Butter
1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar 1 Tsp. Vanilla

Mix well and icing your cake!!!  If your family (or you) likes thicker icing – double this recipe!

I received the Hawaiian Wedding Cake Recipe from Pat Weaver and the Banana Cake Recipe from Sarah Singo.  The icing goes nicely with either cake.  ENJOY………………

Church Library News


LARGE PRINT   The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury Sustaining Faith
LARGE PRINT   h by Jannette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
LARGE PRINT   Destined for You by Tracie Peterson
LARGE PRINT   Forever My Own by Tracie Peterson
LARGE PRINT   The Seeds of Change by Lauraine Snelling
Many Sparrows by Lori Benton
Never Again Good-Bye by Terri Blackstock
Blind Trust by Terri Blackstock
The Hawaiian Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter
Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter
Secrets of Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble
A Hopeful Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer
The Prince of Valor by Susan May Warren
Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman
A Christmas Haven by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall
The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall
Ties That Bind by Cindy Woodsmall

31 Men of the Bible: Who They Were and What We Can Learn from Them Today
Bible Overview
How We Got the Bible
A Chronological Tour Through the Bible
All the Names in the Bible:  A to Z Series
50 People Every Christian Should Know:  Learning from Spiritual Giants of Faith
50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from the Heroines of Faith
All the Women of the Bible

The American Heritage ( 3 disc set)
Foundations of Freedom ( 3 disc set)

Reviews for all of the additions mentioned above can be found on the table in the library


Kingwood Church of God
119 Humbert Rd
Markleton, PA  15551


  Church Staff

James Monticue, Senior Pastor
Vince Show, Director of Children’s Ministries
Carey Beth King, Secretary
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Church Phone Number:  (814) 926-4429



Sunday Morning Worship
8:15 a.m. First Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Second Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service