Thank You for purchasing your pumpkin from Wyoming Presbyterian Church. This pumpkin started life about 100 days ago on a farm on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, NM. Great care has been taken in the planting, growing and harvesting to ensure that you have purchased a quality pumpkin with a long shelf life. Nearly 100% of our farm workforce is Native American. We believe it is very important to use domestic labor as the unemployment rate in this region is over 40%. This project and others like it create roughly 25 full time jobs and 550 seasonal jobs for Native Americans. Your pumpkin is a non-GMO product. After ripening, this pumpkin was hand loaded on a truck and traveled all the way to the Pumpkin Patch of WPC, where 100% of the proceeds go to mission and outreach programs that work to ameliorate food insecurity. This pumpkin has helped a lot of people on its way. Treat it nicely!
FALL YARD CLEANUP Saturday November 7th 9am – Noontime. We will meet at the church at 9am and then divide up into 2 groups: manse and church. Bring gloves. Eye protection is highly recommended. Wheelbarrows would be nice. Extra pruning shears, rakes and shovels, and of course, facemasks. Kirk Sohr firstname.lastname@example.org
A PRAYER FROM THE PC (USA):
God of all creation, our hearts are broken over the destruction and loss we remember this day. And we acknowledge, O Lord, that on that day of human carnage yours was the first heart to break. In our remembering, may we stand with those who mourn and those who cannot stop mourning. Through remembering, may we find new comfort in your care. In our remembering may we be drawn to a new hope for the whole world, and may we gain for ourselves a measure of your peace.
You who can turn the shadow of night into the bright promise of a new day, empower us to shape a world marked by ways of life that lead to justice and peace for all peoples. Fashion in us a people who are more ready to grow in understanding than eager to judge those who are different from us. Form us as a people determined to heal wounds rather than inflict them.
We pray at last that you would cultivate such love in us that we may reach out in compassion to all those who are still wounded by the events of that day; and in seeking to heal others, may we experience a love that makes us whole. This we pray in the strong name of Jesus our Christ. Amen
Thank you to all who so generously contributed to our food drive this past Saturday 7/25. We were able to take 70 bags of food to the Elizabeth Coalition.
The need is great and growing! Stay tuned for future collections.
“Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3b-4
Dear beloved Wyoming Church community,
Just this past Sunday, we celebrated Pentecost, the birthday of the Christian church. As we reflected on how God’s Spirit calls us as community, surely you also must have wondered how we will structure our life together—and if we will physically be together–going into the summer. And so I share with you that following the recommendation of the Presbytery of Newark, our Session leadership has decided to continue to worship virtually until at least September 12, 2020.
These are indeed challenging times. The session voted in favor of this recommendation because we consider the needs and safety of all five generations of our community as paramount. We also don’t take this decision lightly– we acknowledge the collective grief over this pandemic on multiple layers, and we feel the pain and anger of our country due to the racial injustices that continue come to light. During these difficult times, we realize just how much we need each other.
We also believe that we have never closed as a church; our ministry continues, though our building is closed. The session and the Wyoming task force will continue to monitor the situation over the summer and update you of any changes. In the meantime, I’d like to encourage all of you to continue to stay connected through our summer offerings.
- Worship: Our worship service is available on Facebook and YouTube on Sundays at 10 am. During the Summer, we will have a sermon series based on the book Liturgy of the Ordinary.
- Spiritual Care: The Deacons and I continue to respond to spiritual needs of the congregation. Please contact me at the office if you have any emergent needs.
- Education: Both Children’s and Adult Education forums will continue through the month of June via Zoom.
- Mission: Our Mission Team continues to provide support to our community partners.
- Administration: The Session, Staff, and other teams continue to meet regularly virtually.
- Social Media: our Facebook page, Instagram account, and our website have regular updates from the life of our community. If you haven’t already, please like and follow us.
As we continue to navigate these difficult circumstances, I send Christ’s peace to all of you, praying that the Holy Spirit continue to work in and through all of us.
Rev. Caroline Unzaga
Dear Church Family,
I hope you all had a wonderful summer! I have really enjoyed seeing your children on Zoom and I think the kids had fun as well, thank you for allowing them to participate over the winter and spring season.
Looking ahead, the new school year will look different for everyone. As for Sunday school, we will be offering bags available for pick up at the church on beginning September 13th.
FROM OUR MISSION PARTNERS…Family Promise of Essex.
Many of you have expressed a desire to help the families during this time. Here are the items that are needed by the families in our Home for Good Program:
One of the families really needs a car. If you or someone you know is willing to donate or sell a vehicle at an extremely low price, please let me know.
Dressers (we need 5 of them)
T-Shirts and shorts – sizes 4T to 12/14
Target, Walmart, or Children’s Place Gift Cards for summer clothing for the kids.
If your congregation wishes to donate any of these items, please let me know and we will make sure someone is in the office for the drop-off. A cell number is listed below.
Thank you for all you do to help Family Promise families.
Stay safe and have a great day!
46 Park Street | Montclair, NJ 07042-3441
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