The Community United Presbyterian Church

 Theme for 2017-2018

“HANDS - ON MISSION”

The Goals:

  1. To share more about mission
  2. To support missionaries, local & abroad
  3. TO DO more mission work    

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN NEWS               

 

Why have we been helping an organization called RISE AGAINST HUNGER?

In 2014 and 2015, we participated in meal packaging events for STOP HUNGER NOW.  Well, it’s the same organization, they changed their name.  Their vision is still the same, to end world hunger by 2030.  The organization was started in 1998 and has grown many times over because of their successful partnerships.

They do more than just feed hungry people. Their mission has a three prong approach. They use their resources more efficiently by partnering with local distributors to get the best results. Some of the meals packaged by volunteers are used as tools to change lives by promoting education, improving student health and nutrition through feeding programs in schools.

They also respond to crises both natural and manmade where food is an immediate need. The third approach to fighting hunger is to bolster agricultural production. With training and quality seeds and fertilizers; farmers can increase production and harvest a variety of nutritious crops.

A MEAL PACKAGING EVENT is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Community United Presbyterian Church. We need more volunteers to pack meals. There is a     signup sheet in the narthex but you also need to register online at http://events.stophungernow.org/CUP    

 We are raising $6,000 to purchase enough materials to pack 20,000 meals. Donations are gladly accepted to help us reach that goal. Please make checks payable to Rise Against Hunger.

Many of you have already helped by donating reusable shoes which have earned a portion of the goal. We will continue to collect shoes until October 2018.

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There will be one more fundraiser event—The Hunger Walk at Keystone State Park on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate or   sponsor a walker. Rise Against Hunger will receive 1/3 of the funds raised that day.

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Please join us for the first Presbyterian Women Gathering on Wednesday, September 5th, 1-3 PM. Our hostesses will provide a light lunch before a brief business meeting.  Then there will be devotions followed by a hands-on work session to assemble hygiene kits or make fleece throws for our mission project.

 If you are a woman, you are a Presbyterian Woman and we would welcome your participation with this project. Please join us for an afternoon of fellowship

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It’s not too late to sign up for the PW Bible Study—GOD’s PROMISE—Please let us know by Sept 1st so we can order the study book. Cost is $10 per book.

The study will start on Monday, Sept. 10th and continue for 8 weeks.  The sessions will be directed by Rev. Grafton Eliason at 10AM each Monday.

 

 


 

 

 

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