Annual Stewardship Campaign 2019
The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Click below to view the Power Point presentation from Stewardship Kick-off on October 28th.
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
The Outreach Committee thanks you for your generosity!! During the 2018 Community Garden growing season, we collected $825.00 from the Sharing the Bounty table. The entire amount was sent on to Crisis Control! During December, our Alternative Giving table collected $320.00 in donations to Heifer International and $240.00 in donations to West New Bern Presbyterian Church to aid in their Hurricane Florence relief efforts! Our Souper Bowl of Caring offering collected $429.00 that will go to Samaritan Ministries!
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.
March 9 - Unity Moravian
May 11 - New Hope Presbyterian
July 13 - Shiloh Lutheran
September 14 - New Hope AME Zion
November 9 - Sharon UMC
January 11 - Trinity Community
March 14 - Shallowford Presbyterian
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
Keep checking to see what we have planned for 2019.
Community Garden News - The Sharing the Bounty table for our Community Garden overflowed with the fruits of our labors this summer! Lots of tomatoes, okra, beans, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, and winter squash!!
Thank you for your support this year, whether you planted, tended, or "shopped" at the table. In 2018 we raised $825.00 in donations to Crisis Control and made several trips to Clemmons Food Pantry. Thank you for your generous contributions!
Watch for news in March about a date for garden clean-up and early spring crop planting! It’s going to be a great year! If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful ministry, talk to Janet Scharling or Stewart Ellis- hope you can join us in the garden!!