Reaville Church - February Newsletter

Reaville Church, Inc.

191 Old York Road

Ringoes, NJ 08551-1803

Phone: (908) 458-6523

Web page:

February 2012


Luke 12:24 - NIV

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap,

they have no storeroom or barn;

yet God feeds them.

And how much more valuable you are than birds!

Rev. Charles A. Green and James Smith

We praise the Lord for double blessings; James Smith our pianist is now well enough to play the piano for us again, and Rev. Charles A. Green has returned from Romania and Moldova. Both men will be back at work starting this Sunday, February 5, 2012!

Reaville Dart Team

The men on the dart team must have had a really had a good rest over the Christmas holiday, for they came back in great shape and ready to play! Two weeks the team won all 3 games, and this with their other wins was enough to put them in first place as they come into the homeward stretch, with just 4 weeks till the end of the season.

All Dart Team games begin at 7:30 p.m.

February 6th – Reaville – BYE

February 13th - Reaville vs Annandale – Away

February 20th – Reaville vs Old Rocks – Away

February 27th – Reaville vs Methodist – HOME

Lent - Leap Year – Groundhog's Day

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd.

This year being a Leap Year we add a day to our calendar – February 29th!

As you already heard Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and declared that we will have 6 more weeks of Winter, but did you know that this custom started years ago in Germany.

You may be surprised to learn that the traditions of Groundhog Day, February 2nd, have roots in Candlemas, an early Christian holiday. On this day, candles were blessed and distributed. It was believed that clear skies on Candlemas, February 2nd meant a long winter. When the tradition of Candlemas came to Germany, the story was enhanced. They predicted that if a hedgehog came out on Candlemas Day and saw his shadow, it would mean a long winter. When Germans settled in this country, they brought the tradition with them, and the weather prediction ability was bestowed upon the groundhog.

Our HOPE Christian Academy

The Our Hope Christian Academy will be holding a Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday February 8th at 7:00 p.m. If you know any youngsters starting Kindergarten in the fall and they might be interested in attending a private Christian School, please pass the word along to them. Contact the Moser family at (908) 788-0982 or email them at

Looking Ahead

Before we know it Spring will arrive!

April 7th - We are planning an Easter Egg Hunt in April, exact time to be announced later.

April 21st - Rev. Green is working with the young people from the Romanian Baptist Church in Paoli Pennsylvania to come to Reaville and present a concert in April. The tentative date is Saturday, April 21st and the time of the concert is yet to be determined.

May 26th - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Church Yard Sale

June 2nd - the Wedding of Cristina Colameri and Eric Tuma, with Rev. John F. Potter officiating.


The young man awaiting a heart transplant; Bobby Bowlby; Brent; Don & Patti Cerrato; Diane Colton; Marie and Dimitri Chomut; Jeffrey DuBois; Dr. Susan Edwards & Team Velvet; the Fosters; Tim Gallagher; Maria Gonzalez; Dr. Lola Gross; Richard Horner; Doris Hoyer; James Kuykendall; Joyce Kuster; Betty Leverton; Linvale UM Church; Lisa; Debra Little; Howard & Muriel Parkes and son Bob Smith; Leanne Parks; Reaville Church; Eric Reynolds; Eugene Ringer Jr; Billy Rose; Ruth; Rev. Dr. R. Wm. Shaub; James Smith, Rev. Ron Sparvero; Renata Wilhelm; Rose Zameck. The family of Fred Holley on his recent death, and all those who mourn loved ones.

People in Africa facing starvation, and people around the world in troubled Nations, including our country with protests in the streets of many of our cities.

Bless the President of the United States of America, our Senators, and our Representatives, help all to make wise decisions. Pray for God to bless the United States of America. 'Lord, hold all our troops in your loving hands, particularly Tim Hutchinson, Jr & Lieut. John W. Potter, CHC-N in Afghanistan. Protect the men and women as they protect us. Bless them and their families as they are away from each other. Amen. (Many of us in the community saw John W. Potter grow up. Please say an extra prayer for him and his wife, Sara.)