This Sunday is the final day to get your chocolate fix! Get your orders in for peanut butter and coconut eggs, chocolate covered pretzels or lollipops! They make great basket stuffers…if they make it to the baskets. In that case you might want to order extras! Eggs can also be purchased in the office! Stop by and get your fix today! All proceeds benefit the ongoing efforts of the Deacons!
Mark your calendars and plan on joining us this Sunday Palm Sundayat 12:00 for our Easter Egg Hunt! Kids Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to attend. We will meet downstairs in the fellowship hall to meet up in groups and will then hold the hunt around the outside of the building.
New Englanders are still digging out from a series of powerful winter storms that have dumped more than 100 inches of snow within a 30-day period. Coupled with frigid temperatures, the weather has created significant challenges for Presbyterian congregations in Boston and northern New England. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is responding to the Synod of the Northeast’s request for $300,000 and disaster support services to provide emergency relief and long-term recovery in the affected presbyteries. The support will help congregations remove snow from strained roofs and parking lots, seek alternative worship locations during the weather crisis, and support pastors and congregations to pay heating and utility bills. Members of the PDA National Response Team will be sent to assess the damage to buildings, assist congregations with insurance questions, and determine how volunteers can contribute to long-termrecovery. In this season of Lent, when congregations throughout the denomination receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering, it is an extraordinary blessing to leverage the collective power of our church’s generosity to respond to the urgent needs of affected congregations and the communities they serve. The Sunday school kids have made their selections from the giving catalog and are as follows: Tilapia fingerlings, school kit, bag of Moringa tree seeds, and linens and blankets. Will you help us reach our goal? Please use your envelopes in your weekly bulletin and grab a fish bank and start filling them with your loose change! Bring your banks back on Easter Sunday! The need is great and so is our calling. Thank you in advance for your continued support of this mission!
When Jesus read the scriptures in the Nazareth synagogue (Luke 4:14–21), he chose verses from Isaiah as his text: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Jesus of Nazareth befriended and assisted poor and oppressed people, and taught his followers the same responsibility. Through Self-Development of People (SDOP), the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) lives out the primary responsibility taught by Jesus and demonstrates its solidarity with poor people here in the United States and around the world.
Self-Development of People affirms God’s concern for people by participating in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed and disadvantage people by establishing partnerships with low-income community groups.
Today we celebrate Self Development of People and our kick off of our One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Last year we raised $883, $758 from envelopes and $125 from the fish banks. The money from the fish banks purchased 5 flocks of chickens from the giving catalog. The goal this year is $700.
The Sunday school kids have made their selections from the giving catalog and are as follows: Tilapia fingerlings, school kit, bag of Moringa tree seeds, and linens and blankets. These items total $110. Will you help us reach our goal? Please use your envelopes in your weekly bulletin and grab a fish bank and start filling them with your loose change! The need is great and so is our calling. Thank you in advance for your continued support of this mission!