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.
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. Please place your items in the collection container in Arnold Hall.
Community Garden - Our garden is in full summer mode with beautiful flowers and bountiful harvests from almost every bed: tomatoes, large and small; zucchini, yellow, spaghetti, and butternut squash; okra; beans; cucumbers; peppers; and eggplants! (All that are missing are the sweet potatoes which will arrive on the table in late September!) We hope you have had a chance to take home some of our organic, freshly picked produce. And, thank you for your generosity in donating to Crisis Control. This is the purpose of our garden.....to help those in need in our community!
The new Garden Keeper board has appeared on the table and has many blank spaces for sign. Sign-ups . . . and quality garden care . . . have been amazing so far this year! If you have not had the opportunity to be a Garden Keeper, please consider helping. We will provide you with plenty of guidance and assistance! And, if you volunteered during May, June, and July, please consider taking another week!