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

Mission Updates

Tulungen Indonesian Library Project

We received this thank you and update from the Tulungens!

The newest library was just blessed in Indonesia. The pictures show a little bit of the ceremony.

We also held a garage sale and raised $300 for the library. Johnnes’s mother was able to take back with her enough money to buy the first computer for any of the libraries! It will be housed in the library in the attached pictures.

We are so excited, wanted to share, and say thank you again to the congregation at Robinson for the continued support of the libraries. It is with Robinson’s support that the project has continued to move ahead.

Yours,

Cathy Tulungen

Bible Study

Mondays 1:30 PM—September 21

Join our ongoing peer-led bible study. It will resume, in mid-September, but you can start your planning now. We work from the Wired Word, which is e-mailed to participants  (though we can print it out for people who don’t have computers), and from other books.

For both our newcomers and returning participants, we’ll start using “Psalms, Prayers of the Heart” by Eugene H. Peterson when we resume. We have ten copies of the books in the church office, and the books are $5.00 each.

Join us we work to better understand ourselves, our world, and our God.

We Celebrate Our Heritage

What a wonderful Heritage Sunday Celebration! We kirked the bible in with pipers from City of Syracuse Highland Pipe Band…We welcomed the Elmwood Church members who will be nesting within our church…We celebrated our church, its people, and our Presbyterian heritage through praise, song and fellowship.