PW meeting – Date & Time – TBA
The 61st Strawberry Festival & Bake Sale sponsored by the Presbyterian Women was a success. We wish to “Thank” all the members that volunteered their time in various jobs and those that furnished cakes and baked goods. If you were unable to attend – the weather was perfect, the food and strawberries were very good, the various groups of entertainment were excellent and the community participation with fellowship made the evening a success and delight.
A New Organ for the Chapel
Coming this Summer!
The church was fortunate to receive a generous donation by an anonymous donor for the purpose of replacing the Allen organ that has been a mainstay of the Chapel for decades. A Music Task Force comprised of Pastor Deb, Virginia Champlin, Chris Wertman, Don Damick along with, Linda and Richard Cox got busy and traveled in order to hear and evaluate organs that would be suitable for that space. Their hard work has paid off and we are set to receive a new Roland Classic organ this summer!
Summer gatherings devoted to informal discussions of issues following a dessert, wine and coffee time
July 28 – Voluntourism. As individuals of faith we are challenged to feed the hungry, house the poor and provide for those with less. One way to provide that assistance is through Voluntourism. Travel to a different place to provide assistance to those who need help, to learn about a culture different from our own, and to see a world very different from where we live. Michele Ross will talk about her personal experiences with voluntourism. The program will be in the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva.
Our Older Youth asked WHAT’S NEXT?
The 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium
July 19-23, 2016
will try to answer that. The theme is GO and will focus not on the “greatest 5 days of the Triennium” but on what happens after the youth GO back into the world. So 9th-12th graders watch for info in the fall and consider being a part of this next summer.
The Worship Committee would like to let people know that we will be celebrating Communion during the summer, on July 5th and August 2nd. For the summer months, Communion will be served in the front of the Sanctuary. Those who are able, we ask that they come forward to receive the sacrament, and upon returning, spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection. Those who are not able to come forward only need to simply indicate and they may be served from where they are seated.
There is a wonderful freedom that we Northerners experience when summer arrives. You can walk outside without scarves or hoods or wool coats. There is a sense of freedom to pursue outside projects of gardening, house maintenance and delayed creative efforts. When the sun is shining and the streets are dry, there are roads to explore and waters to sail.