Deep Pockets & Shallow Wells THANK YOU!

WOW!!! We are so blown away by the generosity! A big thank you to everyone at Liverpool Pres for the 6 wells you have donated! You guys are amazing!!!  We saw Mr. Mhango this afternoon and he was so happy with the news. He was on his way to Chipata to meet with the Synod Leadership and Executive Committee and was going to deliver the happy news to them as well. Thank you so very much! So many people will be impacted by this generous gift! 

Blessings, Melissa and Charles Johnson

Presbyterian Church Mission co-workers in Zambia


They sent this note with the following video that shows the celebration of four of the six wells you funded through your gifts. "Melissa and I went out with Crispin Mhango, the Director of the CCAP (Presbyterian Church in Zambia) Zambia Shallow Wells Department, and Tom Logan, the founder of Marion Medical Mission, to complete four wells that you guys helped to fund."


UPdate and THanks from Isaiah's Table

The folks at Isaiah's Table would like to say "Thank you" for your generous Bags of Blessings filled with health care items and non-perishable healthy food items.  A total of 40 back packs of items were distributed at Isaiah's Table on Saturday, December 24th  Items that were left over will be given out on Saturday mornings as the need arises.  Thanks again and have a blessed 2017!

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Are You Ready For an Advent Conspiracy?

The advent season presents so much noise and distractions that compete for our attention. So this advent season the mission committee invites you to conspire against culture and respond to Jesus’ call to welcome the stranger. We are partnering with InterFaith Works of Central New York Center for New Americans to provide items to furnish at least one apartment for a newly arriving refugee family in Syracuse.

Our goal is to collect materials in grouped kits as requested by InterFaith Works, and deliver kits to at least one new arriving refugee family.

In effort to maximize likelihood that  we collect enough items for at least one of each kit, sign up sheets are posted on the mission bulletin board in the sanctuary to sign up to bring items within kits or entire kits themselves as family groups. For those who don’t like to shop we will of course collect offering $ designated for ‘Advent Conspiracy’ on advent Sundays starting November 27. The donation $ will go to purchase items needed to round out full completed kits. We are asking everyone to bring items for the kits to the Hanging of the Greens event on Sunday December 4th. From there we will inventory all kits and determine what needs to be purchased to fill out material for at least one of each kit.

InterfaithWorks kits for Refugees are as follows:

Welcome “Home”

Teapot and tea

Calendar

Afghan/throw blanket

Welcome” doormat

Notebook and pens

Chocolate/fruit

Kitchen in a CAN # 1

Dishes - dinner plates, salad plates and bowls (for 4)

Glasses and mugs (for 4)

Silverware - forks, knives, spoons (for 4)

Silverware tray/holder for drawer

Salt and Pepper shakers

Dish towels (2)

Potholders (2)

Paper towels and holder

Hand soap

Trash can (11-13 gallons)

Garbage bags

Kitchen in a CAN # 2

Mixing bowls (2-3)

Plastic Tupperware or storage containers

Frying pan

Small pot with lid, large pot with lid

Tea Pot

Serving spoon

Colander for noodles

Soup ladle

Cutting board

Large carving knife, smaller paring knife

Spatula

Can Opener

Bed in a BAG

Choose twin, full,

Comforter/blanket

Sheets and pillow cases

Clean Sweep

Mop and bucket

Broom and dustpan

Pack of sponges

Bottle of all-purpose cleaner spray

Toilet brush

Dish soap

Laundry detergent

Light bulbs

Paper towels (2)

Tissues (2)

Personal Care in a CRATE

Toothbrushes (4-6)

Toothpaste (2)

Shampoo (2)

Conditioner (2)

Deodorant (2 men’s, 2 women’s)

Bars of soap (3)

Razors (4)

Shaving cream (2)

Feminine hygiene pads

Rolls of toilet paper

Special offering for Hurricane Matthew Relief

On Sunday October 16, 23, and 30 we will be taking a special offering for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.  Here is another opportunity to respond ALL THE TIME!  You may

  1. Give directly to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance at pda.pcusa.org, phone (800) 872-3283, or check, mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S. A) P.O. Box 64300, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700
  2. Give through LFPC by check.  Write "Hurricane Relief" in the memo line.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. The category 4 hurricane has already been blamed for hundreds of deaths and continues on a path of destruction toward the southeastern US coast. Earliest assessments confirm extensive damage in southwestern Haiti and eastern Cuba. PDA was already active in the area, doing long-term recovery work related to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and Superstorm Sandy of 2012.


PDA will immediately begin working alongside established partners to respond to this latest crisis. Immediate response will help provide essential food, water, and supplies for impacted communities and villages. As long-term recovery needs are determined, PDA will continue to support those in impacted areas to ensure a comprehensive recovery.

Peacemaking at LFPC

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family." (Matthew 5:9, The Message) Blessed are the peacemakers they will be called children of God. The focus of LFPCs Mission committee is to help make people's lives more peace-filled.


This summer you helped peace grow by sponsoring a community picnic where urban citizens and Syracuse police could gather and form common bonds. The six shallow wells you funded will bring peace to people in Zambia by making water more readily available for everyone. (See the message above from the Melissa and Charles Johnson the Presbyterian co-workers in Zambia) When basic needs are shared equitably lives are more secure...that's peace!


In our Advent Conspiracy we are going to deliver an "apartment in a box" for a newly arrived refugee family. (Much, much more on this later!!). Can you imagine how much more at ease, secure, hopeful, and whole that family will be with an apartment ready-to-go? That's peace-making!!


Around World Communion Sunday we have received special gifts for the PCUSA Peacemaking and Global Witness offering. Because of the incredible work you've already done supporting our sister Presbyterian church in Zambia and the incredible goal we've given for ourselves in this apartment we are encouraging the congregation to focus any special giving this fall on our Advent Conspiracy goals.

LFPC, we call YOU, "children of God"!

Grace...and Peace,

LFPC Mission Committee

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Interfaith WOrks Spirit of America Sunday July 2nd

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.  On Sunday July 2nd we plan on hosting an IFW representative, a  former refugee, and a new American to hear them share their stories of coming to America.

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