Benevolences (financial support in the budget)
Campus Ministries, Presbyterian Seminaries, Crisis Control, Bethesda Center, Meals on Wheels, Second Harvest Food Bank, Samaritan Soup Kitchen, El Buen Pastor
Cents-Ability Offering (Salem Presbytery), Loaves & Fishes (Crisis Control’s food pantry), CROPWALK, Crisis Control pantry donations
Crisis Control, Habitat for Humanity
Samaritan Pennies Campaign
Red Cross Blood Drives - Put these important dates on your calendar and "give the gift of life" at the next Lewisville Community Blood Drive. We need a volunteer to provide a cake and a volunteer to cover the hours of 9:00AM–1:30PM at the blood drive. Please talk with Eleanor Russell if you can volunteer.
November 10 @ Sunrise UMC
January 12, 2019 @ Lewisville UMC
We have joined the PCUSA Project -
Equal Exchange (EE). The Outreach Committee has facilitated a new and ongoing relationship to support Equal Exchange. We will redirect our coffee spending to this effort and will be serving EE coffee, teas and products at Church functions. Maybe you will consider redirecting some of your spending as well. Christmas is the time of entertaining and gift giving. Do you see the purchase of coffee, tea, or chocolate in your immediate future? Would you like to buy high quality organic scrumptious products? If you are going to buy these items anyway, why not purchase them through The Shallowford Presbyterian and PCUSA Project - Equal Exchange. These products are carefully sourced directly from small-scale farmers as part of a more equitable and sustainable alternative supply chain. Not only will we be buying top quality products, we will be supporting small scale farming, AND $0.15/pound of purchase will go to the PCUSA small farmer fund as well. It is a win-win -win. Stop by our display, look at the fabulous choices, learn more and give it prayerful consideration!
Click below for more information about Equal Exchange – who we are and what we believe in
"Making a Difference"
Upcoming Outreach Projects
WFCPreschool 2nd Harvest Food Bank Food Drive –When we learned that one in four children in North Carolina faces uncertainty over whether they will have enough to eat, we knew it was time to do something. We know you’ll want to help, too.
Each year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC distributes over 36.9 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 30 million meals, through a network of more than 475 partner food assistance programs. With support from people just like you and our school, the Second Harvest Food Bank network serves as a source of food and hope for more than 400,000 people in need across our region struggling to make ends meet and put food on their tables.
To support Second Harvest Food Bank’s critical mission, we have agreed to serve to be part of a food collection beginning on Wednesday, October 17th. We have a large donation boxes, located in Arnold Hall, which have been decorated by each class. Second Harvest Food Bank will pick up our collected donations on Monday, November 12th. Please join our staff and families in this crucial effort to help ensure no one goes hungry in our communities. You can learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank and its mission and programs at hungernwnc.org.
Community Garden News - The Sharing the Bounty table for our Community Garden has been overflowing this summer! Lots of tomatoes, okra, beans, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, and winter squash!! We will be continuing to get some okra and tomatoes and our second crop of beans is beginning to come in! There are plenty of peppers and eggplants still to come as well. And our crowning glory - the raised bed of sweet potatoes - is preparing a wonderful surprise for us when we have our digging party in late September!
Thank you for your support this year, whether you planted, tended, or "shopped" at the table. So far we have raised $620.00 in donations to Crisis Control and have made several trips to Clemmons Food Pantry. Please continue to be generous with your contributions!
We also have several weeks open for garden-keeping to complete our season. Please check the signup board on the table and help us finish out the year in style!!!