Come to the Waters.The Presbyterian Women Fall Connection, "Come to the Waters," will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa. The conference will include a speaker from the Crisis Intervention Center, break-out sessions, and a report on the Caribbean Global Exchange with Denise England. Cost is $6 per person (download the attached flyer), and you are encouraged to bring any of the following items for the Crisis Intervention Center: deodorant, hairbrush, feminine hygiene items, baby wipes, cleaning products, dishwasher detergent, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, garbage bags, journals, pajamas, gas cards, pre-paid phone cards, used cell phones, and gift cards from local grocery stores.
By Robert Houser
Greg Smith and I of Des Moines Presbytery are members of the National Response Team (NRT) of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). As NRT members we are deployed as much as four weeks out of each year in response to a variety of disasters. This is done without pay although our expenses are covered. There are presently about 80 NRT members located across the country.