Donate Your Jeans for Sole Hope

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Nov 192014
 

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 8.33.01 AMThe NWPC Youth will be hosting a Sole Hope mission event sponsored by Salem Presbytery on Saturday, November 22 @ 1pm.  Sole Hope is a non-profit organization that uses old jeans to create shoes for children in African villages to provide protection against the “Jiggers” parasite.  Click on the link below for more information on Sole Hope:

  Sole Hope

Your old jeans are needed!  If you would like to donate your old jeans, please drop them off at the church office prior to Saturday.  Questions?  Contact David Smithey @ 667-1288.

Mission and Outreach News

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Sep 122014
 
honey-jarSweet News–Mission Garden Honey Available While Supplies Last

Did you know that we have bee hives in the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Mission Garden?  Thanks to Jule Hubbard, we do!  Jule has tended the hives and harvested and bottled the honey.  The Mission and Outreach Committee is making it available to the congregation for a minimum donation of $5.00 per bottle.

All proceeds from the sale of the honey will go to the 2-Cents-A-Meal Hunger Offering.  The supply is limited, so stop by the display in the fellowship hall next to the Presbyterian Coffee Project to get yours while you can.

The Presbyterian Coffee Project adds single-serve cupsorganic-coffee-single-serve-decaf-unwind

The Presbyterian Coffee Project now includes fairly traded coffee in single serve cups to fit Keurig coffeemakers.  They are available in three roasts:  Organic Breakfast Blend, Organic French Roast, and Organic Decaf.  Stop by the display in the fellowship hall to see the selection of fairly traded coffees, teas, and chocolates.

When you purchase coffee, tea, and chocolate through our Presbyterian Coffee Project, not only do you get delicious coffee, tea, and chocolate at wholesale prices, but your purchase counts twice:

1)      The farmer receives a fair price for his/her product, and,

2)      For every pound of coffee, tea, and chocolate purchased, Equal Exchange donates $.15 to the Presbyterian Hunger Offering.

2422500650_48c7987dd2 Collecting Canned Soup for the Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkes Backpack Program

Each Friday during the school year, Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkes sends backpacks filled with easily prepared, non-perishable foods home with children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend.

This month, our congregation is collecting cans of soup for the backpacks.  Please bring cans of soup and put them in the “well” in the breezeway between the education and sanctuary buildings.  The Mission and Outreach Committee will see that they are delivered to Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkes for inclusion in the weekend backpacks.

Blood Drive – August 28

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Aug 052014
 

badge_BC_I_give_bloodThe Mission and Outreach Committee is sponsoring a Blood Drive from 3:00-7:00 p.m on Thursday, August 28 in the church fellowship hall. In addition to blood donors, volunteers are needed to staff the canteen and assist with donor check-in. We also need contributions of snacks, soft drinks, and juice for donors. For more information, contact Ellen Lipscomb at ellenclipscomb@gmail.com or at 336-838-7019.

Announcing Operation Golden Trowel!

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May 282014
 
MG Workday 8Commencing Operation Golden Trowel
Summer 2014
North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church Mission Garden

 

Needed: Four (only 3 more needed now!  Thanks to Team Czerkawski!!) team captains, who will each recruit their own teams to maintain two Mission Garden beds.  Captains may recruit up to 8 additional folks to help them if they wish.

Each team will be responsible for maintaining two of the eight beds in the Mission Garden.  After the first harvest, team captains, along with Mission Garden Coordinators Bob Vickery and Carmen McGee, will decide what is to be planted next.  We also plan to put corn in the lower area of the garden and ask that all teams help in that area.

The object of having teams is to create a little friendly competition; each team will plant crop A in one bed and crop B in another. Each week, Bob Vickery and Carmen McGee (maybe even a few celebrity “judges” during the season) will pick a team’s beds to be awarded the coveted Golden Trowel. At the end of the growing season, the team that has held the trowel the most times will receive a prize in addition to bragging rights!

To enlist as captain, to join a team, or for more information, contact Bob Vickery (336-957-6262 or rwvickery@gmail.com), Carmen McGee (336-200-3433 or mcgeec7@gmail.com), or Ellen Lipscomb (336-262-3545 or elips@charter.net).

Garden Workday – Saturday, May 31

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May 282014
 
MG Workday 5NWPC Mission Garden Workday
Saturday, May 31
9:30am
Lunch Provided!

Volunteers are needed this coming Saturday to help with some final touches on bed preparation as well as planting in the NWPC Mission Garden!  Work will begin at 9:30am and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

No specialized skill necessary, just willing participants!

Hannah Trawick Participates in Holy Land Exchange

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May 192014
 
Hannah and her Palestinian Host

Hannah and her Palestinian Host

 

On May 16, Hannah Trawick and 12 other college students flew to Palestine to participate in a 10-day “Holy Land Exchange” co-sponsored by Queens University of Charlotte and Covenant Presbyterian Church.  The program, a part of Covenant Presbyterian’s global outreach, seeks to build international relationships and give students an opportunity to learn more about differing culture and tradition.

Hannah and her fellow travelers will follow an extensive itinerary over the 10 days, taking in many historical sites while staying with host families and partnering with arts students in the Diyar Program at Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.

You can follow the group and learn more about their adventures by clicking on the link to their blog below:

2014 Covenant-Queens Holy Land Trip

Please keep Hannah and her fellow travelers in your prayers!

Mission Garden Workday – SATURDAY (3/22/14)

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Mar 182014
 
100_0909Mission Garden Workday
Saturday, March 22
10:00 a.m.

Weather permitting, we will be continuing our work to address drainage issues in the garden beds before sowing this year’s plants.  Join us this Saturday as we labor to complete adding a layer of gravel to the beds and prepare soil and return it to the beds.  Many hands make light work, so don your work gloves, bring a rake and a wheelbarrow if you have them, and plan to spend an hour or two readying the NWPC Mission Garden for the 2014 season.

Please join us!  We need your help!

Mission Garden Workday – SATURDAY (3/15/14)

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Mar 102014
 
Mission Garden WorkdayGathering beans while Junior Trawick (official Garden Mascot) stands guard w/Amy
Saturday, March 15
11:00 a.m.

It’s time to prepare for the upcoming growing season!  Weather permitting, we will be working under the able direction of Carmen McGee to address drainage issues in the garden beds before sowing this year’s plants.  We need to remove some soil from the beds, separate the beds’ stones ever so slightly, add a layer of gravel, and return the soil to the beds.  Many hands make light work, so don your work gloves, bring a rake and a wheelbarrow if you have them, and plan to spend an hour or two readying the NWPC Mission Garden for the 2014 season.

Please join us!  We need your help!