Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Prepares National Response Team in Texas

by Frank Perkowski
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

      Presbyterian Disaster Assistance prepares to send national response team to Texas Hurricane Harvey may have been downgraded, but the torrential rains are still pounding parts of Texas. Historic flooding has forced rivers and streams from their banks, submerged homes, churches, businesses and roads, stranding thousands of people. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is maintaining […]

Come to the Picnic!

by Frank Perkowski
Church Picnic

  Dear Friends, This Sunday, we have our annual church picnic. We are going back to Riverfront Park, on the river in Point Pleasant. It is on the site of the old Point Pleasant Hospital and is a beautiful park, close by, and nice facilities. The weather is forecasted to be clear and high 70s! […]

Sending Love From PPPC to Africa

by Frank Perkowski
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Busy Hands is Keeping Busy The ladies of the Busy Hands sewing group have been working diligently this summer making cotton sundresses to be sent to Africa to be worn by little girls and young women living there. The ladies are enjoying cutting out the dresses, sewing them, and creatively decorating them with bows and […]

2017 Triennial Gathering of Presbyterian Women of the Synod

by Frank Perkowski
Synod

2017 Triennial Gathering of Presbyterian Women of the Synod “Household of Faith” Friday, August 18 –¬†Saturday, August 19, 2017 Desmond Hotel¬†and Conference Center Albany, New York Who is the foreigner? Who is the native? What is it like to be “the other”? These are the questions to be explored at the Synod of the Northeast’s […]

You Can Help Those in Need – St. Gregory’s Pantry

by Frank Perkowski
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St. Gregory’s Pantry gives temporary aid (a 4 day supply of food and personal items) to approximately 1200 individuals annually. Pantry stocks run low in the Summer. Items to be donated to the Pantry can be dropped off in the baskets in the Narthex. A lot of the Pantry’s clients have microwave cooking only, so […]

On a Fixed Income?

by Frank Perkowski
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(Recently I came across these comments by Charles Lane, a Lutheran pastor. They speak to the situation of many in our congregation – most congregations, actually. – Pastor Carl) The most common assumption I have heard about giving by retired people is, “Retired people are living on a fixed income. They are giving all they […]

With Only Faith for Protection

by Frank Perkowski
Presbyterian Mission

In one of the most dangerous places in the world, the Rev. Peter Tibi stands between the government of South Sudan and rebel factions with only his clerical collar and his faith for protection. The director of RECONCILE International (Resource Center for Civil Leadership) uses shuttle diplomacy to carry information between the two groups with […]