Greenwich Good News!
A Newsletter from Greenwich Presbyterian Church Celebrating God’s love since 1707…
A Note from Pastor Beth Thomas April 2016
Well, dear members and friends, I would say we had some lovely times together during Lent, Holy Week and on Easter. Our special services, the Lenten study group, the Egg Hunt and the Easter Breakfast were all well attended. Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the season bright!
April, by contrast, looks pretty calm—and I’m thinking that’s a good thing! Both of our special events—the last presentation in our speaker series and our hosting of the Blood Bank take place on April 22 so mark your calendars now! If you heard rumors that we had a spaghetti dinner planned this month, the Congregational Life Committee has decided to postpone that, probably until sometime in May, keep watching for an update.
In other good news, a wonderful young couple has started visiting us and are interested in becoming members, another young family has scheduled a baptism with us and—thanks to some talented public relations types—all of our worship and community outreach events have been consistently listed in our two local newspapers! Hooray for all the ways God blesses us! He is risen! He is risen, indeed!
News from the Deacons
The Deacons are on fire and doing so much work for our congregation that congratulations are in order for all! They have assembled visitor bags, set up prayer request cards, and are keeping in touch with members who have lost loved ones, suffered from illness or been out of touch for a while. It is a joy to watch them serve! If you know anyone who could use a card, call or visit, please let Dana Kuntz (email@example.com) know. If you would like to be included in their next project, an email prayer chain, please talk to Linda Gerhard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Underground Railroad Talk on Friday April 22
GPC’s 2016 Speaker Series will conclude on Friday April 22 when Lisa Stewart Garrison will present a program on the story of the Underground Railroad in and around Greenwich. Her talk, “Freedom Seekers, Free People of Color and the Communities of Faith: Investigating the Story of the Underground Railroad,” will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. It is free and open to the public and light refreshments will follow. Garrison is a storyteller and cultural historian who has organized Underground Railroad tours in the local area. Her talk will examine the origins, actions and interactions of early communities of faith in Western Cumberland County in aiding and anchoring the settlement and safe passage of freedom seekers in their midst. Questions? Contact Laura Sadtler (email@example.com).
Community Blood Drive
Greenwich Presbyterian has been hosting Red Cross Blood Drives since April, 2010 and statistics show that 1,785 people have been helped by blood collected here! The next blood drive is scheduled on Friday April 22 from 1:306:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Thanks to Pat and Joan McAllister for coordinating this valuable community service. For more information, email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keep in touch
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