The Peace Making Offering will be collected Sunday, October 1, so please consider making a donation so Presbyterian Peace efforts continue. You may use the offering envelopes in your bulletin or text PEACE to 20222 to give $10 or go to: www.presbyterianmission.org/give/peace-global.
Benevolences (financial support in the budget)
Campus Ministries, Presbyterian Seminaries, Crisis Control, Bethesda Center, Meals on Wheels, Prodigals, Second Harvest Food Bank, Samaritan Soup Kitchen, El Buen Pastor, Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries
Christmas Eve-Pastor’s Discretionary, 2-cents-meal Hunger Fund (Salem Presbytery), Loaves & Fishes (Crisis Control’s food pantry), CROPWALK, Crisis Control pantry donations
Crisis Control, Habitat for Humanity
Community Care Clinic- meals for volunteers, 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.
Jan 13 @ Sharon United Methodist Church
March 10 @ Lewisville Baptist Church
May 12 @ Shiloh Lutheran Church
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
The Angel Tree for El Buen Pastor is in the narthex. There are still several Angel Tags on the tree. This year’s focus is on their teenagers.; only the name and age is written on the back of each tag. There are no special requests which is gives you more flexibility with your shopping. If you feel “stuck,” El Buen Pastor says gift cards are always a good choice, especially Barnes & Noble. Please spend no more than $20-$25 so the youth receive equivalent gifts. Bring your wrapped gifts by Sunday, December 17, and place them underneath the Angel Tree. Don’t forget to attach the “Angel Tag” to your gift. Muchas Gracias from El Buen Pastor for your support. Please contact Linda Edgar with questions.
89 Pounds of Sweet Potatoes!! This year our Shallowford Community Garden produced 89 pounds of beautiful (and ugly!) orange sweet potatoes - just shy of our all-time record of 92 pounds! Visit the table to share in this bounty from one 4'x8' raised bed!We had a wonderful time on Sunday, October 1, eating lunch, painting pictures, trimming vines (and harvesting leaves for Nathan's sweet potato greens recipe), digging tubers, weighing tubers.....getting dirty and laughing together!! It was a beautiful day! Thanks to Caleb, Winston, Ian, Lexi, Avery, Nathan, Susan Easter, Andy, Pat, Max, Stewart, Grace, and Janet for all their hard work! We had a contest to see who could predict the overall weight - Lexi, our winner, guessed 87 pounds - and the weight of the largest sweet potato - Avery correctly guessed 2 1/2 pounds! Check our our enormous potato displayed on the table (not for sale!!) and all the pictures and artwork!
Our garden year is coming to a close but you will still find peppers, beans, eggplants, and a few tomatoes at the table....collards, lettuce, savoy cabbage, chard, and kale will be available soon from our fall beds!! See you in the garden!!