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The Contact September 2019

The Contact
The Newsletter of the Church of God
September, 2019

*Camp Day Sept. 15th, 2019*

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Mark your calendars now for Kingwood’s Camp Day on Sunday September 15th, 2019. 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, Games, 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, Rolls, 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)!

*We also hope to get the dunking tank once again as everyone had a great time with it last year!

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!!!

We are once again very excited about this year’s camp day, so as the commercial says: Don’t Miss This One!!!”

Church Mouse

Wow! Where did the summer go? Both weeks of it went by so fast! Here we are: The days are shorter and cooler, the Annual Service at Jersey Hollow is over (another great job in keeping us safe from the Indians, Peggy Kreger), the County Fair is over, our college students are gone, (and we miss them!) our elementary and high school students are back in class, the Jubilee and Camp Day are coming up as are Mountain Craft Days.

Don’t forget: We have a float in this year’s Jubilee Parade! – Come out and see it. I hear the train for the Fellowship Center is also going to make an appearance! And what can I say: Camp Day is always fun! I can’t wait to see what is going on there this year. Don’t forget your swimming suit! I’m glad the pool is heated! No matter how cold it gets we won’t have to break the ice to use it! Just kidding! The weather is usually beautiful for Camp Day.

I also hear that Tractor Day is making a comeback! The date I heard was October 27th with Dr. Dave Draper as speaker! Well guys you’ve had plenty of warning to get the tractors shined up for that day. I wonder what color tractor we can get Dave on this year??!! Will somebody please get a picture of him on any tractor that isn’t green? We’ll include it in our next Directory. Which brings up another subject: A Great BIG Thanks to the Directory Committee for a job well done!

This seems to have been our summer for World Wide Missions. Charlotte Carrabotta’s granddaughter Emma (who we still miss!) spent 8 days in the Honduras doing coastal cleanup, planting mangrove seedlings & interacting with the village children with artwork & soccer with a ball made by the locals from recycled material – all this with no hot water or air conditioning – & wanted to stay longer. Heather & Emma Ream as I understand it were not eager to come home either and left pieces of their heart in Peru. The Thank-you Notes with the pictures were a class act. Looking forward to your presentation! Did I hear rumors that it might be September 22? That’s also the date of the Veterans Committee Fund-raising Lunch at the Center. Come join us as we open our facility to serve the wider community. (Seeing that you’re one of the people from our Church on that Committee you owe me for this little advertisement PJ!) Other people from the Church are: Jill Luster, Sue Koontz & Beth Johnson.

Speaking of events at the Center: Don’t forget Applefest (September 28th) with all it’s activities and goodies! There’s also our Buckwheat (& Pancake) Suppers on October13th and November 2nd . Then there are our Sunday Lunches (Roast Beef for one!) on October 13th and November 10th. Talk about “Our Daily Bread”! Thinking about such things (food – physical & spiritual) I know PJ is still looking for writers for the Advent Devotional. Keep I mind he’d like to have them at the printers by early October. (You owe me again PJ! Can’t wait to see this little mouse’s Christmas Present!)

Well I suppose with all this talk about food I better go exercise and get my metabolism speeded up for all the goodies that will be coming! As we enjoy them may we never fail to be thankful to and walking with the One who provides them. May you be blessed in your walk with Him!

Your Friend, The Church Mouse


September Birthdays

Sept 1
Sarah Singo
Bob Koontz
Kerri Show

Sept 5
Lois Baker
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

September 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

October Birthdays

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 14
Butch Weaver

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

October Anniversaries

Oct 2 Dean & Nancy Hay
Gerald & Louise Dumbauld
Oct 9 Gene & Gerry Cameron
Oct 14 Pat & Butch Weaver
Oct 20 Larry & Melissa Vough
Oct 26 Terry & Peggie Ream
Oct 27 Keith & Georgiann Knepper
Oct 31 Dustin & Ashley Gray

Prayer Needs

Families who lost loved ones

Pastor Tobias
Ralph Younkin
Ken Cipra
Melissa Brougher Barry
Pastor Greg MacDonald
Laura DeHaven
Pastor Doug Show
Paul Mitchell
Marty Marker
Tom Kovach
Ron Tobias
Ned Tobias
Ricky Sanner
Peggie Ream’s brother
Naomi Schrock
Alex Singo
Shane Weiland
Dean Brant
Ron Sleasman
Katherine Foldenaur

Shut-ins & Long Term Needs

Trellis Tressler
Jim Pritts
Lois Baker
Ieleen Harrold
Jane Moore
Nelda Fox
Donna Kreger
Louise Kreger
Jim Brocht
Bradley Ogline
Althea Lyons
Barb Rush
Ron & Audrey Irwin
Leonard & Faye Compton
Paul & Juanita Hall
Royal & Faye Knepper
Jim & Marj Weaver
PA Laus
Marijka Tubbs
General Powell
Dale Bloom
Judy Diamond
Kevin Meyers
Loretta Sechler
Jim & Kelly Saylor
Pat & Butch Weaver
Rose Hostetler
Vickie & Carl Bowser

People Dealing with Cancer

Church Camp
Winebrenner Seminary, Brent & Julie
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Haiti – especially Chatelas
Our Missionaries
Our Military People, Police & Moral
Climate of nation

Pearls of Wisdom from Grandparents

  1. Do unto others as you would like them to do to you!
  2. What you put out in the world will come back to you ten-fold…good or bad.
  3. Stay honest and keep your integrity.
  4. Life will have high peaks and low valleys, and neither is forever. Enjoy the peaks, pull yourself out of the valleys and keep going.
  5. I would like my grandkids to know that everyday is an opportunity to be better then they were the day before.
  6. Learn to love themselves, then love the Lord God like themselves.
  7. I hope they will always be true to themselves, be honest about who they are and not try to be someone else or live up to someone else’s expectations. So I would say to my grandson, if you would rather play trumpet in the college band than tight end on the football team…Go For It!!!
  8. Family first!
  9. Embrace all kinds of people in your life. Welcome their healthy different mindsets, skill sets…and honor diversity and change.
  10. Don’t be judgmental. You don’t know what someone else is going through until you’ve walked in their shoes.
  11. Take time to have fun and smell the flowers along the way.
  12. Good manners don’t cost a thing. Practice them and make an impression.

People will forget how you look but they’ll never forget how you have made them feel


What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth?

Absolutely ruthless

Kingwood Church of God Applefest 2019

 It hardly seems possible that this year is the 10th anniversary of Applefest. It has grown from a small festival held at the IOOF grove to the huge celebration we now have at the KCOG Fellowship Center.

Applefest will be held this year on September 28 starting at 11:00 a.m. Prior to that date, much preparation will go into peeling apples and making the actual dumplings. Thanks to a great crew of volunteers, everything gets accomplished by the day of the festival. We will be serving Beef Vegetable Soup and Ham and Bean Soup. Haluski, Chili, Fries, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, and Sausage Sandwiches will be on the menu.

Our famous Apple Dumplings, will be available for purchase along with delicious Apple Fritters that just melt in your mouth. This year we are taking pre-orders for soup by the Quart and unbaked or baked Apple Dumplings by the ½ dozen or dozen. Call 814-926-2356 to preorder.

For the kids, there will be a Bounce House, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Barrel Train rides, games and for everyone, Horse and Wagon rides starting at 12:00 p.m. There will also be a photo booth where families can take pictures to remember the day. There will also be a half hour of live music at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The afternoon activities will wind up with the Applefest Auction at 3:00p.m. conducted by Mike Knepper. All kinds of lovely hand crafted items and home-made baked goods will be available to the highest bidder.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary we will have some special surprises during the auction. It will be a great day of family activities. Make sure to mark September 28 on your calendar for a fun-filled day.


Did Eve ever have a date with Adam?

Nope – Just an apple.



Church Staff

James Monticue, Senior Pastor
Paul Tobias, Pastor Emeritus
Vince Show, Director of Children’s Ministries
Carey Beth King, Secretary

Church Website

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