As we observe Independence Day, InterFaith Works of Central New York invites the public, organizations and faith communities to participate in its Spirit of America: Liberty, Diversity, Dignity project to celebrate the diversity of our country. We will host and IFW representative, a refugee, and a new American on Sunday July 2nd. Hear their stories of coming to America!
Information about activities, events, and calls for action from this week's bulletin are listed here.
Our sponsored mission co-workers Charles and Melissa Johnson will be here to worship with us on Sunday July 23rd. Come hear their stories of service and love in their mission work in Lundazi, Zambia. After worship we will have a chance to talk to them more over bagels.
FAITH SURGE IS BACK!!! We will have camp July 11, 12 and 13 and July 18, 19 and 20. The cost is $95 for both weeks or $55 for a single week. We are also now accepting preschool applications for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Chris Schauer at 315-457-4090 or email email@example.com.
The Women's Association would like to thank everyone who helped make our Spring Rummage Sale/Bake Sale a success. As of Sunday, May 21st, the total is $1319.30. $1000.00 has been pledged for the new dishwasher.
A Rummage Sale/Bake Sale will be held in late October so you may set items aside during the next few months for that sale. More information about that sale will be in the September Newsletter.
Our sponsored mission co-workers Charles and Melissa Johnson will be back in the USA this summer, and are planning to visit us on July 23.Come hear their story, and celebrate their mission. Because we are a church that responds to the love of Jesus ALL THE TIME with compassion and generosity, when asked if there was an unmet need where we could help, Melissa wrote about a place called the Egichikeni Clinic. She wrote:
They only have 2 beds and several unbelievably dirty mattresses in very bad condition. The nurse/in-charge has indicated that they really need 10 beds. There are frequently a dozen or more women at the clinic waiting to deliver, half a dozen or so that have just delivered and a few people who have been admitted but not sick enough to be transferred to the district hospital. The cost of a complete bed and transport would be roughly $325. New beds and mattresses would be such an improvement to the care being provided at this clinic. Anything that LFPC could do to assist with new beds would be greatly appreciated by the community.
So, in response we will collect a special offering starting May 28 through July 16, with the goal of presenting a gift to the Johnsons when they visit. Please mark checks with ‘Clinic Beds Offering’ in the memo line.
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