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Wyoming Presbyterian Church

432 Wyoming Avenue | Millburn, New Jersey 07041

Music for December Worship

(Virtual, of course)

Sunday, December 27 worship will include special flute music by Eva Curtis and Anis Mehdi

And for the Children…Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Sunday, December 13th 1:00-3:00 pm

Live animals| Christmas crafts to take home | sketch artist | music

Rain date Sunday December 20th 1:00-3:00 pm

All are welcome!

Contact: Sabrina Legiec  sundayschool.wpc@yahoo.com

Mission Christmas Giving

Christmas Giving Although the holiday season will look much different for all of us this year, we would like to continue with our Christmas Giving program.  We have reached out to the Newark preschool that we have partnered with for the last 10 years to sponsor their students once again.  From their principal  “We are always honored and humbled to be not only thought of by you and the congregation but truly blessed to be recipients of your sponsorship for Christmas.”  
The school is 100% remote for students but the staff comes in everyday.  They will be able to set up a tent with teaching staff and family workers to distribute and have parents come and pick up the gift bags on a scattered schedule to make sure everyone is safe.  It will be a welcome surprise as many preschoolers have had a tough time with remote learning.

Our drive is now concluded and it’s time to deliver the packages Thank you for your generous donations of toys and for bringing some Christmas fun to the Early Childhood Center of the North Ward.
Love, The Christmas Mission Sub-Committee: Susan Johnson, Kay Britton, Tabby Gillim, and Ann Schwenke

Thanksgiving Dinner prep for HOMM

This is our annual Thanksgiving dinner prep that we do for House of Mercy Mission. This Covid year we will only prepare the food and hand it off to their staff outside their church. Pastor Tilly asked that we deliver the food by 10AM (on Saturday Nov. 21st) . Our aim is to make enough to serve 120! Can you help?

THANK YOU to all who volunteered whether to cook, carve or drive. We were fully subscribed. There will be a lot of grateful people this Thanksgiving!

Going… going… the Pumpkins are gone! But we are still collecting coats of all sizes

WHERE DO THE PROCEEDS GO?

  • 100 % of the proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch benefit WPC mission and outreach projects. This year the Mission committee has decided to concentrate our support on  food insecurity (ECHH, IHN MEND, etc.)
  • COAT COLLECTION: In conjunction with the PP we are also running a coat collection. As the weather begins to turn the need for warm coats will become urgent. There will be a rack rolled out each day on which to hang your gently used, clean coats

As John the Baptist was preparing the way for Jesus, he instructed the crowd before him, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.”  Luke 3:11

A Thank You to the Community

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

🍁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 kwsohr@gmail.com

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

FROM 2011

Summer Food Drive

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.

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