Annual Meeting – January 29, 2017

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church has been called for Sunday, January 29, 2017 during the end of the 10:30am Worship Service for the purpose of electing Elders and Deacons, hearing reports, receiving the 2017 Budget approved by Session, acting on the recommendation to merge with Elmwood Presbyterian Church, and any other business that might rightfully come before the meeting.

Update from Robinson’s Mission Committee

Current Mission Activities:

Water for Flint: July Deacon’s Fund designation. Total ~$500.00 to be sent to PDA

The village of Kinyameseke is in need of funds/humanitarian aid for food. Mission sent $500 for food.

EWB/Water Project for Uganda: The new semester at Clarkson has begun and previous and new members have met twice to discuss the water project. They have been in communication with Howard Crook, Kule, and Ngamije and are getting maps together. Howard plans to meet with the Clarkson group

Deacon’s Funds and Offerings

The Peace and Global Witness Offering will be designated to go to Homelessness and Affordable Housing specifically A Tiny Home for Good. Funds will be collected until October 2nd when the campaign ends with World Communion Sunday. The director of A Tiny Home for Good, Andrew Lunetta, has agreed to give the congregation an update in the near future during a Minute for Mission.

The Crop Walk is October 2nd. A coordinator is desperately needed this week. See Charlie Brown or contact the office. 315-378-8124 or 315-468-2509.

The September Deacon’s Fund will be designated to refugee assistance. Fran Hunter researched refugee support organizations. The committee discussed options and determined that Catholic Charities will be contacted in order to gather more information and funds will be collected toward refugee assistance.

 

More info: http://www.robinsonmem.org/missions/

February Food Drive

February Food Drive

Help support our local mission project with Isaiah’s Table

On Sunday, February 7th – please bring one (or many) of the items listed below. There will be a box in the Narthex for all donations.

  • Canned vegetables (peas, green beans, carrots, etc.)
  • Canned soups (condensed/creamy, hearty mixes)
  • Canned fruits (mixed cocktail, peaches, pears etc.)
  • Men’s Socks (tube socks) Hats/Gloves

If you would like to make a financial contribution – make checks payable to RMPC and put Isaiah’s Table in the memo.

Traveling? Grab those hotel soaps, shampoos and hand lotions. They are great for the pantry! Other ideas: CENTRO Bus Passes (1 trip), $5.00 Gift Cards to Aldi’s, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, Tops or Price Chopper.

Photo by Salvation Army USA West (https://flic.kr/p/dXQ5EL) available under a Creative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/)

 

A visit from Pastor David

This week Pastor David from the Kinyamaseke Blessed Orphanage in Uganda will be preaching at Robinson Memorial (RMPC). RMPC has supported the village of Kinyamaseke for many years and last summer a group of youth and adults visited the village to work on one of several homes the congregation has financed and to help plant shade and firewood trees. During this visit some of our youth met people with whom they had been corresponding since young childhood.

During the service, the Elmwood Church will present Pastor David with a series of banners to take home for his church building in Uganda. These banners celebrate the Great Ends of the Church and were made by the Elmwood Quilting Group. Also, the Mission Committee voted to donate $1000 to the Orphanage in Kasese. This is Pastor David’s church orphanage.

The RMPC congregation collects used sheets (for mosquito protection), clothing, eyeglasses and many other items which make a difference in the village’s subsistence life. They have built homes, planted orchards, sent emergency money for medical treatment, and repaired buildings. They also have supported education in the village through the local school and many, many scholarships toward higher education. One of the young men supported in education is now a judge.

Picture Album of Pastor David Visit and Service:

Crop Walk – October 4

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CROP Hunger Walks help Church World Service work with communities to determine the best solution to their challenges. It could be a sand dam to help provide water. Micronutrient packets to feed children. Or tools and seeds to help keep a family fed and healthy.

We are excited to be part of this event and would love to have you join us on this journey.  The steps we take – and the funds we raise – will make a real impact!

Join our team, come out and walk October 4 at Onondaga Lake Park and donate to this great cause.

 

Join us or donate online at our team page: http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/goto/RMPC2015