The Presbyterian Women’s Annual Rummage Sale is coming on August 17-18-19 with drop off in Fellowship Hall Tuesday, August 15. Start “decluttering” your homes and donate to help support various missions.
July 9 2017 – Outdoor Worship Service
Our annual outdoor service has a new venue this year, with better accessibility and ease of use for everyone, from start to finish. The City of Bowling Green recently approved a land swap: the city will take the fenced-in lot on the west side of S. Grove Street, and the church will acquire the parcel to the west of the church, adjacent to our parking lot. Session voted to make use of this land, plus our parking lot, for the 2017 outdoor worship service and potluck. We’ll have surer footing for all, plus easier access to electricity, water, restrooms, and other resources.
Sign up in the Fellowship Hall to make a dish to bring. [Hotdogs, water, and tableware will be provided.] Also sign up to lend a pop-up tent, if you have any. And of course bring a chair, bug spray, sunscreen, and maybe a parasol [umbrella!].
Come be a part of the set-up team at 9am on July 9th.
Come and be part of a new worship setting.
Come and be part of our church family’s meal and fellowship. Come!
Migrant Camp Visit – The church visit to the Bloomdale Migrant Camp is on July 23rd. We invite church and community members to plan to attend the annual event that is so mutually uplifting. This visit is our opportunity to get to know and give thanks to the migrants from Guatemala, Mexico, and other Latin American countries for harvesting the food that lands on our tables. We can start collecting the following items for the migrants through the Deacons’ Shop:
Working clothes: jeans, tennis shoes, socks, long-sleeved shirts
Silverware and household items
Bed sheets and linens (do not need blankets during the summer)
Toys for children and babies (last year the workers were interested in such items & clothes for the children that were in Guatemala)
Vacation Bible School – The Green Team is happening on Saturday, July 29! We’ll have our one day VBS Blast from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. We’ll be focusing on the Earth and how we can be good stewards of our resources. There will be music, drama, games, crafts and lots of fun! We love having a great adult-to-kid ratio, so if you’re available to help with any portion of the day, please contact Miss Adriane.
Mission Support in Bowling Green
The Salvation Army and United Way in Wood County are teaming up for the annual Tools for School campaign. The two nonprofits are working together to collect school supplies for Wood County students in need.
Local churches are being asked to collect specific school supplies for the collection drive. Please donate broad and thin-tipped markers, yellow highlighters, tissue boxes and scissors
The donation box can be found in the office lobby labelled “Tools for Schools Mission Project”. The last Sunday to donate items is July 30th.
Last week a beam in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Adrian Michigan apparently collapsed and accomplished significant damage to the sanctuary, including the pulpit, the stage, and other items of the front of the building. Insurance adjusters and structural engineers are visiting with the church, inspecting the damage and deciding what might be future options. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has been in touch regularly. Pastor Sarah Ross is leading well, along with an able Session. The church is worshipping at the Croswell Theater across the street, and making adjustments for their ongoing ministries, such as their first Health Fair! There will be unexpected financial changes. The Presbytery has set up a Disaster Relief Fund #2625 for the purpose of designated gifts for congregations in Maumee Valley Presbytery. Initially, donations will be designated for First Adrian. Contributions may be sent to: Maumee Valley Presbytery, PO Box 638164, Cincinnati OH 45263-8164.
At the June 26th meeting, our Session authorized approaching our congregation for contributions to this project. And let us all keep this sister church – in which our Presbytery recently met – in our prayers.