The promotional packet for the 2017 Mission Pledge of Presbyterian Women, PW's annual fund, is now available to download or order. Each PC(USA) congregation, as well as PW treasurers, moderators, Celebration Giving representatives and CCT members will soon receive a packet in the mail.
CROSS Ministries is preparing for the 24th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway to be held on Thursday, August 4. This year’s Giveaway will be held at a new distribution location at 2309 Euclid inside the Polk County River Place building, where the old Target used to be.
The Back-to-School Giveaway is one of the most important and fun programs that CROSS offers every year! The Giveaway grew out of the awareness that the children of low and no income households are most affected by the poverty their families’ experience. The best way to get them out of the poverty cycle is through education. If a child has to start school without the basic supplies needed, or has to start school late while waiting for the money to purchase the supplies, it puts them at a major disadvantage. Therefore, the CROSS Back to School Giveaway is an investment in the future for us all.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3
Brothers and sisters in Christ, there is a new season in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as witnessed by the actions of the 222nd General Assembly (2016). The body of 594 commissioners who gathered June 18-25 in Portland, Oregon, elected Co-Moderators Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston, and J. Herbert Nelson as the Stated Clerk. Both were historic, and both signal a new way forward for our church.