The Thank Offering

Since 1888, Presbyterian Women have joyfully expressed gratitude for God’s blessings by sharing their blessings with those in need at home and around the world. The Thank Offering funds programs that provide education, safe housing, clean water, health care, help for prisoners, justice for women, and so much more. Fifteen life-changing ministries are chosen each year to receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. At least 40% of the money collected each year is given to health-related ministries. In the past, women of this church have gathered at Jeanne MacCorkle’s house to share a meal and give a donation for the Thank Offering. This year, we are asking those who want to give to this offering to give anytime during the month of November. You can put a check in the offering plate made payable to Presbyterian Women, cash in a labeled envelope, or you can give online at www.presbyterianwomen.org/thank.

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The Quarter Tube

With your help, the Sunday school students have filled the tube and collected $130 worth of quarters. Through the Presbyterian Mission Agency, that money has been used to buy the following: a family of chickens to provide multiple eggs per day for a family in need, school supplies for three students in a refugee camp in Lebanon, a basket of food and essential supplies for a refugee family who has lost everything in war or natural disaster. These items will make a difference in the lives of those who receive it. We are proud that the children of this church are already learning that Christ’s call includes showing love and kindness to those less fortunate.

Halloween party

There is a Halloween party on Saturday, October 28th from 1-3pm. There will be cider, pizza, and treats for anyone 16 years old and younger to come and have a fun time. Make sure you wear your costumes!! Anyone with questions can contact Karen Marion.

End of Life planning workshop

Becca is doing a workshop on planning for end of life. Topics to be discussed include planning the funeral service, cremation vs. burial, preplanning and prepaying with the funeral home, why making advance arrangements is important, talking about these plans with loved ones, and end of life decisions such as living wills, advance directives, palliative care, and hospice. This workshop is planned for October 15th. This workshop is open for everyone, even if you don’t plan on dying any time soon! The best planning is done when we’re not in a crisis situation. Worksheets for funeral wishes are available from Becca whether you attend the workshop or not. Please consider filling one out and filing with the church office.