Pentecost Offering May 20 - We will collect the PCUSA Pentecost offering on Sunday May 20. A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency: Young Adult Volunteers, Ministries for Youth, Children-at-Risk, Pentecost Offering Financials
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.
May 12 @ New Hope Presbyterian
July 14 @ Shallowford Presbyterian
September 8 @ Trinity
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
Outreach Committee: Partnering with WFCPreschool's monthly food drive. The food donations for May are saltines and snack crackers. Please place your items in the collection container in Arnold Hall.
News from the Garden - Our Sharing the Bounty table will be available in the gathering space on Sunday, with chard, lettuce, and onions (maybe some spinach!) The Garden Keeper board will be available for you to sign up to care for the garden for a week. With all the rain we have been having, maybe there won't be much watering!
Hope to see you this Sunday...and throughout the growing season, "shopping" at the table and caring for the garden!