As a part of our Parish Council, we are putting together Foster Care Kits! We are aiming to provide 10 for kids aging out of the system!
Let's come together to CREATE the hope we want to see in the world today!
It’s been a very strange time for TIG – first time ever since 2005 that they haven’t held a National Day of Prayer event, nor attended the Troy Community Coalition Annual Prayer Breakfast!
The April meeting, of course, was cancelled in person, but the invitation to watch the virtual, online Central Woodward Christian Church’s Easter Service was passed on to TIG members and friends.
A decision about the June meeting – a visit to a JAIN temple in Farmington Hills – hasn’t been made yet. If you are on the TIG email list, look for an announcement.
The offering for Pentecost is going on now and that 40% is retained by Northminster.
Session had given approval to send those funds to Camp Skyline to help defray the cost of camp for a foster child this summer. Due to the camp being unlikely to open this year, we will send it to another foster care project instead.
Donations can be sent in the envelope supplied or in a regular envelope. Please put PENTECOST on the memo line of your check. The other 60% goes towards PSUSA programs supporting youth at risk. Thank you for your support!
Grace in Aging will continue to meet online via Zoom at 10:00a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00a.m. Next meetings will be May 21 and June 18.
Now is your chance to join us from the comfort of your couch!
From Church, Society & Mission
The C, S &M committee members have been thinking a lot this past month, about all those directly impacted most, by COVID 19. There are countless people struggling financially, and among them are those already facing hunger or food insecurity. We realized that many people may be looking for places to make donations at this time, so we decided, with Session approval, to hold a “Virtual Food Drive” for Gleaners or ask members to contribute to the Morse Elementary School Bridge the Gap project. If you find that your circumstances are such that your “stimulus check” is truly a bonus that you want to share, here’s the information on how to do that below:
delivers food to 500 various shelters, food banks/pantries and other agencies serving Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. They distribute 1.3 million pounds of food annually and spend $.92 of each dollar donated to food and food programs. Go to the link here, then under Donor Information, a drop-down menu will appear; click on to Northminster Presbyterian for your donation to go towards our total. http://feed.gcfb.org/virtual-food-drive
You can also help by delivering any of the items listed to the MORSE ELEMENTARY food bank. The Drive Thru Drop Off accepts any of the items listed to the right, or they can always use financial donations at www.tinyurl.com/TSDcares
Today, May 5, 2020, is #GivingTuesdayNow - a day to come together to help our communities be strong, resilient, heal and move forward.
“The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. To help our neighbors. To lift up those who need it. To support front-line workers and the nonprofits and community organizations that feed, house, educate, and nurture neighbors impacted by the global pandemic. To recognize that some communities are going to be disproportionately impacted. And to advocate for them and contribute whenever we can.” – The GivingTuesday Team
Folks, I invite you all to participate with this year’s GivingTuesday by joining in our Gleaners Virtual Food Drive. Gleaners Community Food Bank is a Detroit area nonprofit that provides food to the homeless, unemployed, and elderly. In this time of pandemic, they have expanded their reach and are providing even more emergency food access.
To contribute to our Virtual Food Drive, go to http://feed.gcfb.org/virtual-food-drive and choose Northminster Presbyterian Church as your team!
Let’s rally to do some good today. Together.
Happy Giving Folks!
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As a baby ages out, we add a new child, maintaining our 18 babies; this happened just this month.
Our volunteers almost all fit in the “high risk” category, but the Board is able to handle distribution at this time, following CDC guidelines. If you don’t yet receive our quarterly newsletter, please email Suzanne at email@example.com, and she can add you! If you wish to donate for diapers in honor of your Mom this May, go to our website at www.babybasicsoftroyministry.com or mail in a check with Northminster in the Payee line, and BABY BASICS on the memo line. Give your Mom’s name, too!
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