The Blessing Line project has been extended through February. Many items have been taken, showing that there is a need for this project in our town! We continue to accept hats, scarves, and gloves. There is a basket in the East Room for new or gently used donations.
Our Blessing Box, also a Matthew 25 project, is being used regularly as well. It needs to be restocked several times a week. Families need all kinds of things, including non-perishable foods, toiletries, and Tylenol. We would love your help restocking our closet. Look in the narthex for a basket in which to place your donations.
2020 has some very exciting things in store – we have 2 family reunions to celebrate! I trust you all know that this year is our 175th anniversary as a congregation. The History Team has been hard at work planning this celebration.
This is a time for current and former members and pastors to come together and celebrate the life of this part of the body of Christ. 175 years is something to celebrate indeed. I’m so excited to be a part of it.
While the 175th anniversary is a time for our immediate family, we have an extended family reunion this year as well. We will be hosting the October 17th Stated Presbytery Meeting of the Presbytery of the James! As a connectional church, all PC(USA) congregations are part of our family, and we are a part of theirs.
By hosting this presbytery meeting, we get to re-acquaint ourselves with these family members. We have the opportunity to come together as one body, one family to worship God, hear news from around the Presbytery, share mission experiences, and do the work of the larger church.
Both of these family reunions are special events in and of themselves. How wonderful it is to have our extended family be here with us to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of our immediate family! I hope we can come together with our various gifts and abilities to make both of these family reunions wonderful, welcoming events.
Blessings - Pastor Rebekah