Done In a Day
Saturday, April 26
Would you like to put your faith into action on a mission project but don’t have a lot of time? If so, join us for a “Done in a Day” (DID) project emphasizing local mission needs on Saturday, April 26.
Volunteers should meet in Fellowship Hall at 8:15 a.m. After introductory comments and instructions, volunteers head out to a local work site. Everyone will work at a local agency from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and then return to the church by 12:15 p.m. for lunch and the opportunity to share mission experiences with members from other work sites. Directions to each site and opportunities to car pool with other members will be provided.
Work sites are:
- Rebuilding Together Dayton – Join in the citywide effort in the Twin Towers neighborhood, building projects and landscaping. No previous experience necessary. If you have questions, speak to team leader Karen Clute. (age 10-adult)
- YWCA – Organizing and cleaning projects (all ages)
- Dayton Urban Ministry Center – Working with members of College Hill Presbyterian Church, garden project (all ages)
Participants are asked to contribute $10.00 in advance ($5.00 for a Westminster Presbyterian “Faith in Action” t-shirt and $5.00 for the lunch).
Registration deadline extended to Friday, April 25, 9:00 p.m.
Click here to register and pay online.
Sunday, May 4
Please bring non-perishable food items for the needy in our area. Items collected will be donated to the Food Bank. Monetary gifts are also welcome. Items should be placed in the baskets in the Church Narthex.
Intergenerational Mission Trip
June 15-21, 2014
Cost: $150 and meals on the road
This trip is open to anyone over the age of 16 (14 or 15 with an adult partner). We will stay at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township and work under one of the three organizations that they partner with doing Hurricane Sandy relief on Staten Island.
Click here for trip information.
Click here to register.
Philippines Typhoon Relief
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working in collaboration with our mission partner, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), and other members of ACT Alliance to respond to this crisis. Initial response also includes the provision of non-food items, material resources, drinking water, emergency shelter kits and cash-for-work-programs. A major humanitarian operation by our partners is anticipated. Coordination of the relief effort is necessary as many operations are currently in place from many different agencies. PDA will respond with One Great Hour of Sharing and designated funds as the assessment is complete, needs are identified, and the appeal for assistance is issued. You may make a donation to support the relief effort by using the PDA envelope in the pew rack or by giving online. Please make checks payable to Westminster, and note Philippines Typhoon Relief in the memo line.
Colorado Flooding Relief
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has sent One Great Hour of Sharing funds to assist affected Presbyteries and has deployed members of the National Response Team to begin assessing damage and to determine how volunteers may best be utilized. For more information about how Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding, click here.
There is a critical shortage of clean-up buckets for flood victims. Clean-up buckets contain many helpful items for those recovering from flood and water damage. Each bucket costs about $56.00 to prepare. Click here to learn more about the items in a clean-up bucket. All donations received by Westminster in response to the Colorado flooding will be used toward purchasing the items needed for clean-up buckets. Contact Sally Dyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
How Can We Respond?
Give — to support the relief effort. All donations will go toward the purchase of clean-up buckets. Donations should be made payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church, marked “Colorado Flooding” in the memo line, or click here to give online.
Act — help put together clean-up buckets. Stay informed through the PDA web site, www.pcusa.org/pda, and by joining the PDA Rapid Information Network (PDA-RIN) for reports via email. Subscribe at www.pcusa.org/subscriptions/
Pray — for those who have lost family or livelihood, those who cannot yet return home, and those who are working tirelessly to provide relief, humanitarian aid, and spiritual and psychological support.