Please donate to N.E.E.D. on the North Texas Giving Day website (https://www.northtexasgivingday.org). Just click the link and you'll navigate to the site and then search in the search box for NEED. Scroll down the page and you'll find the thumbnail for NEED. The Official day for donations is on the 20th of September, but I donated on the 14th. My donation and transfer of my payment will not occur until the 20th. I printed a receipt and I will receive an additional receipt via email when the transaction takes place. It is like voting early. If you need help, ask Walker. NEED yearns greatly for your donation to continue doing God’s work.
Presbyterian Night Shelter
It's time to shift to our summer collection of personal fans with batteries, chill ties, and hygiene products. We are now collecting eye glasses as well and the need for sneakers of all sizes is on-going. Here are some products on the PNS Wish List:
Travel-sized and regular-sized toiletries (soap, shampoo and conditioner, lotion)
Thank you to all who share your money, food, and time with those in need in our community. Thanks to regular monthly volunteers, Jim Pharries, Walker Westerlage, Bill Scott and Howard and Olivia Barlow, for their contributions to this mission. If you'd also like to volunteer at any time, please ask Jim Pharries or Walker Westerlage.
Visit Twice Blessed, the NEED Resale Shop. Location: 424 W. Bedford Euless Road in Hurst. All proceeds benefit NEED. If you have furniture to donate, they would love to have it.
Please remember to bring items for NEED with you when you come to worship the first Sunday of each month, although items may be brought to the church at any time. Non-perishable items may be put in the wicker baskets located in both buildings. Monetary donations are also accepted. Just earmark your check or cash offering to NEED. Volunteers are needed to work on the 2nd Monday of each month from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
News of Special Offering
Our recent Pentecost Special Offering gathered $265.00 to send to the PCUSA. Pursuant to the guidelines, we (SPPC) get to keep 40% for local mission. So your Mission committee and Session voted to give $106.00 to Need West. They recently had new flooring put down in their building. The Men of the Church at Birdville Baptist did the labor and NEED supplied about $2,000.00 for materials. The money we give will lower the cost of the materials and free up that amount to be given to our neighbors in need. Just another way we as a church contribute to God’s work through the leadership of the Mission Committee of our Session.
Missionaries We Support
The Mission Committee voted to support the work of PCUSA missionaries Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar (and their children Cindy, Anna Flor, and Nathan). Bridging cultural, economic, political, and linguistic differences, Mark and Miriam support the ministry of Frontera de Cristo in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed on both sides of the border. They and their partners seek to put flesh on the gospel through participation in new church development, permaculture, health ministries, and community and economic development. Recognizing the potentially divisive issues surrounding the border and immigration, Mark and Miriam help churches in the United States and Mexico respond positively and faithfully to these challenges. Please pray for this ministry that is transforming lives.
Support Our Soldiers
Throughout the year, we will be collecting non-perishables and treats to provide for the package mailings. Watch those sales and drop items in the collection box located in the Fellowship Hall. Suggestions are:
- Granola and cereal bars
- Dried fruit and raisins
- Fig Newtons, Oreos, Nutter Butter
- Gum, Life Savers, and breath mints
- Cookies of all kinds (except chocolate until October)
- Rice Krispie Treats (store bought only)
- Little Debbies and Hostess cake products
In the first quarter of 2016, the HELP program distributed 25 pieces of equipment, one of our best quarters yet! That has made us low on equipment, so it is time to hit the garage sales in search of rollators, tub transfer benches, wheel chairs (non-motorized), and other equipment that our clients might need.
Pennies for Mission
Time to empty your loose change jar and fill the Pennies for Mission coffers. The Mission Committee is sponsoring the work of PC/USA missionaries Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar (and their children Cindy, Anna Flor, and Nathan). Bridging cultural, economic, political, and linguistic differences, Mark and Miriam support the border ministry of Frontera de Cristo in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed on both sides of the border.