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
Cover the City - If you haven’t found the fit for your personal outreach yet, or if you have room in your heart for another opportunity here is one to consider.
We will be collecting blankets for the month of November as part of the Cover the City Project. The donation bin will be in Arnold Hall. They are accepting new blankets, lightly used blankets (please clean) and maybe even worn-out blankets ( they told me they would donate the worn ones to the Humane Society for our forgotten pets in need) Here is the website to the project: https://www.coverthecityproject.org/
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.
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
Check back in January to see what we have planned for 2019.
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!!!