Intergenerational 2018 Mission Trip Meeting
The Mission Ministry would like to invite you to participate in the June 2018 Mission Trip (it will be an intergenerational mission trip with the SAPC youth and other members of the congregation that are interested in participating). We are meeting Sunday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Youth Lounge to vote on the possible options . Click here for the comparisons of locations June 2018 Intergenerational Trip Site Comparison Chart. determine duration, and sign-up participants. Costs (i.e., food, lodging and transportation) will be determined as soon as a destination and a verified site reservation are made. Here are the options:
James Island, SC Flood Recovery with PDA – Staying at Harbor View Presbyterian Church; Work: Home repair, landscaping, painting.
Summerton, SC Flood Recovery with PDA – Staying at Summerton Presbyterian Church; Work: Cleaning out homes, sheet rocking, no major building.
Flint River, GA Flood Recovery with PDA – Staying at the Flint River Presbytery, Albany, GA, member homes, or motels; Work: Final stage of recovery, mostly landscaping.
Clinton, SC for Thornwell Home for Children – Staying at Safay Cottage, Thornwell (and motels, if necessary); Work: Landscaping, cleaning, afternoons at the pool with the Thornwell kids, and planned evening activities for them.
Good Neighbor Christmas Shop
NETWorks Cooperative Ministry, in Tucker, continues its Good Neighbor Christmas Gift Shop (Dec. 8-10) – an affordable, dignified way for low income families to provide family gifts. Families prefer to provide for themselves – new, unwrapped, donated toys are sold at very affordable prices. A donation box w/lists of recommended gifts is in the Narthex Nov. 12 – Dec. 3. For questions, suggested toy list, volunteering for the shop, monetary donations, or using the shop’s Amazon wish list (can be delivered to NETWorks) go to http://www.networkscoop.org/christmas/ ; or, contact Mike Bearden, SAPC Mission Ministry, email@example.com , 404-660-8234.
Clifton Sanctuary Ministries
Community Mission Opportunity Our newest community mission is supporting Clifton Sanctuary Ministries by preparing and serving meals for 30 guests (residents) on the fourth Sunday of each month. To sign-up to serve click here, or contact Mike Bearden 404-660-8234. Details are posted on the sign-up website.
Atlanta Community Food Bank:
September 30 is Presbytery Volunteer Day at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Please plan to help sort, organize and pack recently donated food and personal care products for distribution to over 600 local partner agencies from 1 – 4 PM at the ACFB warehouse, 732 Joseph Lowery Blvd., N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318. Volunteers must be age 8 or older. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. One adult must accompany every 4 children age 8-12 and 1 adult must accompany every 8 youth. Parking is available and free! Bring a can of food or $1 to contribute (Each dollar is worth $9 at the ACFB!). Wear closed-toe shoes and anticipate moving to music as you serve others. Register now! http://vhub.at/path For additional information contact Carlos Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org or Phil Brown, email@example.com.
In Response to Hurricane Harvey:
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance For those who wish to support the PDA’s emergency response and recovery efforts, gifts can be designated to DR000169-Harvey. If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) PO Box 643700Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700
You may also call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), at 1-800-872-3283 and donate by phone. For updates, please go to pda.pcusa.org.
Please join us in praying for courage for those who are suffering; wisdom and diligence among agencies and individuals assessing damage and directing relief efforts; and for generosity to flow as powerfully as rivers and streams, as we respond to the deep human needs left in the wake of the storm.