“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"!
LFPC Mission Committee