March 10, 2016

Cantata - Mass in G by Franz Schubert

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 for a celebration of music, featuring the Chancel Choir of Grace Church and the Fairmount Chamber Orchestra. Download the flyer plus the holy week schedule here.

One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be collected through Easter Sunday, March 27th.  One Great Hour of Sharing offering supports the poor in our own country and around the world through promoting self development, assisting in disaster relief and working to end hunger

Presbyterian Hunger Program:  Alleviating Hunger and Eliminating its Causes
For the second year in a row, El Salvador is experiencing severe drought conditions during what should be the rainy season. The effects have been devastating, threatening the food security and the very livelihoods of farming families across the country. Silverio, however, is an exception. With native seeds, organic fertilizers, and agro-ecological farming practices, Silverio and his family have enjoyed an ample corn harvest and are preparing to plant a second, late-season corn crop as well. Last year, thanks in part to advocacy efforts by Presbyterians, Salvadoran corn farmers were able to provide the seeds distributed to 400,000 subsistence farmers as a part of the Salvadoran Government’s Family Agriculture Plan. This purchase of national seeds from local farming cooperatives meant significant investment in local economies, and enabled numerous rural families to make a dignified living as vocational farmers. 

This is just one example of how the Presbyterian Hunger Program connects communities, partners, and Presbyterians through the Joining Hands Network to address the root causes of poverty and hunger, and you are a part of it! Your gifts to the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering have a huge impact on the lives of our sisters and brothers in places like El Salvador.

As each of you has received gifts, use them to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s gracious grace.
1 Peter 4:10

Please, give generously to One Great Hour of Sharing.

Adult Ed

This week at Adult Ed we’re going to look at the secular side of forgiveness. On average people who attend church regularly live 10 years longer than people who don’t, and the scientifically verified benefits of forgiving may play a part in this. This week we’ll be looking at scientific studies and listening to the people who made them just to have even more reasons to live the life Jesus wants us to. Adult Ed will begin @ 930 in the Palmer room.

Benjamin Van Buren