June 18th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship


5:30 Session Meeting


1:00 Summer English Workshop


6:00 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


8:00 Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 A. A. Group


10:00 Summer English Workshop

10:00 Post-Polio Support Group


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Deacons’ American Red Cross Blood Drive: Need Volunteers for July 10th
Our next American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place here at the church on Monday, July 10th (1:30pm to 7:30pm). Please see the sign-up sheets posted on the Deacons’ bulletin board (outside of Fellowship Hall) if you wish to donate your time, cookies, or a meal item. Contact Gwen Thompson if you have any questions regarding the blood drive.

Cereal For Summer!
Newly confirmed member, Megan Ray, introduced the Cereal for Summer project to the congregation in May. The Presbytery’s Hunger Ministries Program asked for donations of breakfast bars, juice boxes, cereal and small boxes of raisins to distribute to families in need. Here is the final count on the Cereal for Summer collection:
42 containers of juice boxes
39 boxes of cereal
21 boxes of breakfast bars
72 small boxes of raisins
Thank you to all who donated so generously to this program.
We wish to thank the Korean congregation for their generous donation of $100.00 for the feeding program.

Worship with Northminster on July 2nd – and don’t forget the dessert!
As we have done for the previous two years, we will once again be worshiping with our friends at Northminster on Sunday, July 2nd at 10:30 a.m. Our own pastors Ann and Bill Robertson will be leading us in worship and communion that day. Following worship, please plan to stay for a potluck picnic! Northminster will be providing the meat and the side dishes, as well as water, coffee and lemonade. Troy First Presbyterian members are asked to bring desserts.

Book Group
The book group will be meeting twice this summer. On Wednesday, June 28th we will be discussing The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje, and on Wednesday, August 23rd, Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. New readers are always welcome! We will discuss Gone With the Wind on September 27th if enough people read or reread it over the summer–a great read for the summer months!

Consecration Sunday
Thank you to all who made our Consecration Sunday a success! We are in the process of developing a budget which will be made available to the congregation after approval by the session. Remember that per capita is paid for the calendar year, not our fiscal year (7/1-6/30). If you have not paid your per capita for 2017, please try to do so in the coming weeks. If you need to check your pledge or per capita status, contact Penny in the church office. Thank you again from the finance committee and session for your generous support.

Thank you!
Many thanks to everyone who helped put together the service and luncheon for Bob Brunner. Page, the Brunners’ daughter, was very grateful for everyone’s help and support for both recent services. It’s a wonderful thing to see this church come together when needed, and everyone’s help was truly appreciated. We are also grateful to Dr. Ellens for his services.

Poem for the Week
God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers
As dear to us as our own needs.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves,
We offer our thanksgivings and our petitions
On behalf of the church and the world.

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Tuesday, June 20th, Summer English Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
-Saturday, June 24th, Summer English Workshop, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
-Monday, June 19th, Session Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
-Church Blood Drive, Monday, July 10th, 1:30 p.m.

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