Pastor’s BLOG

Hope Heals: Domestic Violence Shelter Project

Family Services of Davidson County is one of the local agencies First Presbyterian has supported in our budget for many years. One focus of Family Services is the running of the Domestic Violence Shelter, which offers a safe space for women and their children on a temporary basis.

The shelter is in need of a “make-over” in order to create an environment where women and their children can live with dignity as they rebuild their lives. Members of our church have come together to help make this a reality. As part of this “make-over” project, we are collecting the items and services listed here. If you are able to donate, please contact Tricia Rouse (to avoid duplicate donations). We can also receive monetary donations and purchase the needed supplies. Please make your checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and note "Domestic Violence Shelter" on the memo line. Monetary donations should be given to Jeanna or left in Alma's mailbox in the work room.

Thank you for your consideration. Please contact Karen, Tricia, or Katherine if you have any questions.

In His Name,
Karen Carrickhoff
Tricia Rouse
Katherine Team

LIST OF NEEDS
Please purchase NEW:
? Bath towels, hand towels, and bath cloths
? Pots and pans (all sizes)
? Toaster oven
? Electric can opener
? Coffee pot
? Blender
? Whisk
? Large measuring cup
? Kitchen scissors
? Ice trays
? Hand mixer
? Mixing bowls
? Paring knives
? Storage containers for flour, sugar, etc.
? Storage containers for leftover food
? Small microwave
? Monetary donation for chinaware (plates, bowls, etc.)

The following items are needed for the older children’s room (4th-8th graders). These may be gently used items:
? Set of Duplo blocks
? Sets of small Legos (themed Legos)
? Board games suitable for 2nd grade & up
? Books suitable for 4th-8th graders
? An iPad with a headset

Services that are needed include:
? Minor handyman jobs
? Cleaning and staining the handicap ramp
? Scraping and repainting kitchen cabinets
? Yard work
? Painting the floor of the outdoor porch
? Painting the kitchen with Karen, Tricia, and Katherine

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Presbyterian Women Circles Meet September 11

All women from First Presbyterian are invited to participate in one of our Circles. Their first meeting of the year will be Monday, September 11, and they meet on the first Monday of the month September – May (2nd Monday in January). The Morning Circle meets in the church library at 10 AM, and the Evening Circle meets in the church library at 7 PM. Our study this year focuses on the book of Hebrews. Come enjoy being with caring women who have a desire for Bible study, prayer, supporting the mission of the church, and working for justice and peace, and who strengthen the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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There is No Longer Jew nor Greek….

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness;…” So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:26a; 27

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise. – Galatians 3:27-29

Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. – Acts 10:34-35

I was angered with much of America over this past weekend concerning the events in Charlottesville where a few hundred hatred filled white nationalists and self proclaimed neo-nazis descended upon that town to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park. It quickly became clear that their reason for gathering was just an excuse to push a larger agenda of hate and bigotry; and they came looking for a fight.

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Presbyterian Table – Summer/Fall 2017

The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.

SCHEDULE:

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