The Peace and Global Witness Offering will be collected as we celebrate World Communion Sunday on October 10, 2021. This special collection of the PCUSA offers light to those in the shadows and guides us into the ways of peace. We come together to promote the peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice at home and around the world.
* 25% of the offering is used in our own community
* 25% of the offering will support peacemaking in our region, and
* 50% of this offering supports peace and reconciliation across the globe.
When we all do a little, it adds up to a lot!
Congratulations to Joseph Mendoza, who has been accepted in the Presbyterian Youth Connection Council! The PYCC is the organization that plans and runs the annual Conclaves retreat as well as all other teen events in the Presbytery. We are proud to see Joseph assuming this leadership role!
Woodforest Presbyterian Church has sent a donation to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to help provide emergency relief and short-term recovery following the recent earthquake in Haiti. If you would like to contribute as well, click here for more information. As always, please pray with us that the communities affected by this earthquake will have their needs; that those offering assistance will be strengthened; and that all will be reminded of the hope found in God.
Best laid plans... We had scheduled our first in-person potluck dinner for August 29, 2021 but the recent Covid surge made us cancel that event. Instead, Plan B was to make BBQ Chicken Dinners to go. Yum!
Wow! Our annual School Supply drive was the best ever! Many thanks to those who donated all those crayons, markers, and backpacks as well as checks and cash! This year, our school supplies went to the students at Cloverleaf Elementary School. Our prayers go out to all our young people, wishing them a happy and healthy school year.
Some of our congregation are gluten-sensitive, and we have always provided them with separate gluten-free communion wafers. But recently, we asked ourselves... why should those worshipers be singled out? The answer is - they shouldn't. So we have decided to serve ALL worshipers with gluten-free bread, signifying both our unity in Christ and our love for our neighbors!
In response to the worsening Covid 19 surge, the Session of Woodforest Presbyterian Church voted to resume wearing masks inside the church building. Our contact-tracing records show that almost all worship attendees are fully vaccinated. But "break through" cases are increasingly common, and we decided that the "Love Thy Neighbor" thing means taking this extra step to keep each other healthy. Stay safe, people!
On Saturday, June 26, 2021, the Institute for Civility in Government held a "meet and greet" luncheon at Woodforest Presbyterian Church. The purpose was to introduce church and Institute members to Eliah Thomas, the new Director of Programs and Development. So good to see Cassandra and Tomas again!
Hooray! Our ace teacher Marjorie has moved back to Houston just in time for the Adult Sunday School Class to resume. Marjorie and her group are delving deeply into the Book of Exodus. The class meets at 11:00 am every Sunday, and you are welcome to participate in person or on Facebook Live!
After finding the Breastplate of Justice, the Shield of Faith, and the Helmet of Salvation, our brave Knights were sent back to their own kingdoms and castles, remembering always to "be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power!"
Woodforest Presbyterian Church is a loving and diverse congregation that has been serving the Channelview area of Houston, TX for sixty years.