BOOK DRIVE FOR VAN BUREN COUNTY JAILS
Needed: Paperbacks in good condition
The Presbyterian Women's new project! The jail needs good reading materials, so we are planning on adding to their library. Inmates in the county jails often participate in community service and have helped with our church Thrift Sale.
We have set aside $250 to purchase new paperbacks for the residents to read and hope for you to donate paperbacks. Just drop them in the box in the Narthex.
Thank you for your donations of goods, time and help to make our annual thrift and plant sales a success. These are our two major fund raisers each year.
We are beginning to disperse our earnings.
Kendall Welling received a $500 educational scholarship.
$550 was donated to the Lake Michigan Presbyterian Women’s Fund. This money is used for their mission work throughout our Presbytery.
After learning about the need for books at the jail, we are donating $250 to a fund to purchase them.
$300 has been donated to the Van Buren Health Fair to help purchase supplies
$1,000 was donated to Wings of God.
We received $175 for hosting a Parade of Homes house. This
money was given to our Pastoral local mission fund.
Thanks to everyone who have helped us this year in some capacity. Stay tuned to learn more about us and we are doing! Marge McKee
Everyone who attended our annual tea hard a great time. Good food, and fellowship were the order of the day.
Thanks to Sandi Henson, Frieda Duringer and their kitchen crew for a fantastic meal.
Another “thank you” to Tom Shoemaker, Tom Smith, Frank Walters, Andy Thorburn and Erik Dirks for being our servers. We were glad to see everyone.
Peg Heinzelman (right) was our guest speaker. She shared her knowledge of teas and their medicinal purposes.
Parade of Homes Fundraiser
First Pres was chosen to host a remodeled home at the Kalamazoo Home Builders Parade of Homes.
The home we were assigned this year is a remodel by Pennings and Sons. It is located on Red Arrow Highway, just before Michelle's Restaurant (formerly Stone Ridge).
Thrift Sale Update!
WOW, what a day and what fun. Once again we had people lining up an hour before the sale began and by 8:00 AM they were already around the corner and down Pine Street. And again this year we had the most fantastic collection of treasures for our Thrift Sale Friends to purchase and purchase they did.
So once again, a huge THANK YOU to all of you who helped, donated and purchased. We couldn't have done it without YOU, and all you men who once again were there where ever and whenever you were needed, another thank you.
All monies received from the sale are used for work in our Church.
Annual Tea and Style Show a Success
Everyone had a great time!
Nearly 80 women came to have high tea with dinner and dessert.
Syles by Christopher Banks and shown by our Presbyterian Women!
Ann McGrew did the flowers
Men provided service and escorts for our models
Presbyterian Women took care of the important details!
Presbyterian Women's Luncheon
We had a great lunch this fall at Bistro 120 in Paw Paw. What a nice turnout!
It's important to note that the Presbyterian Women's group is NOT something you "join," it's something that you are. There are so many opportunities to be involved, to come and feel needed, or to have fun.
Thanks Marge McKee for sending in your photos!
If we haven't seen you in a while - we miss you!