We started out back last year - 2012 - putting together music for worship with some of our people who play various musical instruments: piano, organ, flute, penny whistle, violin, guitar, banjo - whatever. When our piano player was out of pocket for a while, somebody suggested we start singing, and we haven't stopped singing since - even though we still use our instruments! So, whether you pick a guitar or sing, you are a musician, and we get together every Wednesday to put together the music for worship.
Violence against children happens everywhere, in every country and across all social groups. The Code was specifically created to be a child protection tool used by the industry to combat the commercial . . exploitation (CSEC) of children in the context of travel and tourism activities.
Human trafficking is a heart-breaking reality in our world, where people, including children, are treated and used as commodities. Joseph Kinard is going to share some of what he has recently learned of this situation in our worship service April 28. From the PCUSA website:
published by Sherwood Ebey on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 03:41
Both of our denominations, United Methodist and Presbyterian Church(USA), ask their congregations to take a special offering at Easter, an offering that both call: One Great Hour of Sharing.
These offerings support the mission of our denominations to help people who suffer from disasters like tornadoes or hurricanes or floods; to assist people who are hungry by providing food aid and promoting better programs of agriculture; to provide resources to support the self-development of communities.
published by Laura Ellen Truelove on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 13:37
As a part of Wings of Hope Ministry, the widows in Franklin County met in January and February to celebrate the lives of our elders, those in their nineties and beyond, and to fellowship and play games, including bingo with prizes. Our times together in 2013 have been celebrative and fun!
Tammy Mentzer Brown, author of the book "A Teacher's Prayer", will speak at Goshen C.P. Church on Saturday, March 9th, at 7:00 p.m. When a young girl's life is turned upside down at the age of four, it sets the stage for a life that only the grace of God could right. At home, school and even at church, she would suffer some of the most common and often unspoken abuses that still occur in our society today.