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Sundays @ 10:30 AM
I’m still hiking with the youth. By the time you read this email, we would’ve hiked for 4 days, we have returned to the main property and taken a well-deserved… and mandatory shower! We will have one more day in Virginia before driving back Friday morning.
This Sunday, June 17th, is Father’s day and Joy Fisher will be preaching at HMPC. She is one of the Congregational Consultants from the Greater Atlanta Presbytery. She was very helpful and resourceful during the transition of pastors and the grant application. I hope you will come to meet her and tell her about the life of the church.
Remember we need your help during VBS. We need older students and adults to help with the groups and stations. This year, we have been blessed with more participants than the last several years so it promises to be quite an event. And we need help setting up on Sunday, June 24th, after worship. We will provide lunch for those who help. Pizza Time!
Have you seen the road sign? Many of you have asked when we will replace it. The session voted on replacing the road sign asap. We will use money from the grant to replace it. The question is: would you have donated money so we could replace it? If the answer is yes, then we invite you to the Backpack Challenge.
Backpack Challenge. We want to set a goal of collecting 200 backpacks (with school supplies) for the coming school year. If you donate backpacks and supplies every year, thank you for your support. If you have not donated backpacks or school supplies in the past, but would have donated to replace the road sign, then donate a backpack and supplies. We are contacting schools and organizations that will benefit. Deadline is July 22nd. Let’s us reconnect with God’s community.
Do you have old shoes you no longer wear? Are your children growing out of their shoes? Bring those old shoes to church. This week, I met Martin. He is the founder of “Soul Project International,” an organization that takes shoes to places in need. Martin grew up in Ghana in a very poor family who did not have money to buy shoes. He almost lost a foot from stepping on a knife when he was young. So, he made it his mission to bring shoes to people who need them. Since it started, the Soul Project has distributed over 500,000 pairs of new and gently worn shoes in the United States, Ghana, Liberia, Haiti, and Jamaica. We will be collecting shoes through July 15th. Just put your shoes on the box by the entrance.
This weekend, I will be taking a vacation. After I return from hiking with the youth for a week, Stacey, the kids and I will be going Holden Beach, NC to enjoy some family time with Stacey’s family. I will be back next week just in time to preach on Sunday, June 24th and get ready to kick-off VBS.
Dios Los Bendiga! God Bless You!