UNDERNEATH IT ALL, WE’RE ALL THE SAME
UNDERNEATH IT ALL, WE’RE ALL THE SAME
Because undergarments are not readily apparent, purchase of underwear is sometimes one of the first things to be eliminated by a struggling family trying to make ends meet. This ‘invisible poverty’ is not only an issue of comfort and hygiene, but erodes one’s sense of self and well being.
Be a part of the solution…
What: Donate new socks & underwear (children’s / adult) or adult disposable undergarments.
When: The entire month of July 2018
Where: Your Church’s designated donation basket
All donations received will be distributed throughout the Community via the Compassionate Clothing Closet “CCC”. Schools and/or agencies may also request & freely receive underwear by contacting the CCC.
Dr. Jonathan Seitz to preach on August 12
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Seitz, who came to visit us a couple years ago, the Mission Task Force is happy to say, will be coming again!! We had a great visit last time and Jonathan will PREACH on the 12th at 10:30AM followed by a special Fellowship Time in the Koinonia Kafe (hosted by MTF) with a short presentation on his work (maybe his wife Emily’s too) as our Mission Co-Workers. He will arrive August 11 and may have one of his children with him.
We will be collecting a SPECIAL OFFERING for his work as a missionary.
He and Emily raise most of their own funds to continue their work spreading Christ’s Good News in Taipei, Taiwan and the surrounding area. Jonathan serves the school as professor of theology and missiology. The seminarians he prepares for ministry typically begin their ministries in Taiwan’s small, rural churches. He also teaches lay leaders as part of the seminary’s Lay Academy.
His family consists of his wife Emily, eldest son, Samuel, and twins Eva and Eli.
This is on the PC(USA) website about the Seitzs:
Jonathan and Emily Seitz will be on an extended Interpretation Assignment from late summer 2018 through June 2019, staying at Princeton Theological Seminary via their visiting scholar program. They are eager to visit churches and plan to travel regularly throughout the Midwest, Southeast and East Coast.
We will be blessed by his presence on one of his first visits.
One of Jonathan’s favorite passages is this “For I know that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing“ (Jonah 4:2b).
New co-moderators of the 23rd General Assembly elected
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The 2018 General Assembly elected as its co-moderators Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and Cindy Kohlmann, a bilingual ruling elder and a minister who say they want to model for the church equality and welcome.
Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and Cindy Kohlmann elected PC(USA) co-moderators of the 223rd General Assembly The 2018 General Assembly elected as its co-moderators Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and Cindy Kohlmann, a bilingual ruling elder and a minister who say they want [...]
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 10-15-17 Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 13: 24-30, 47-49 Rev. Rodger Allen
We had a wedding here last weekend. And a lovely, happy wedding it was. But it was a little different from the wedding described by Jesus in this parable. If our wedding had been like Jesus’, this is what it would have looked like: At about 3:30, half an hour before the ceremony was to begin, picture the bride’s parents sending the ushers and bridesmaids out into the streets to start rounding up the people who had been invited. “OK, we’re ready—everyone’s here. Come on in for the wedding now.” But the guests, to their surprise, don’t want to come in. They ignore the ushers and bridesmaids, and turn away; or even hit them, saying “Leave me alone, you and your stupid wedding.” So the attendants, rather startled, return to the church, reporting that the guests . . . are refusing to come! […]