2016 - ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING (OGHS)
With an early Lent and Easter this year, we are invited to begin giving prayerful consideration to the 2016 One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Since 1949 Presbyterians have shared God's love with our neighbors in need around the world through One Great Hour of Sharing. Last year, our Easter gift was distributed as follows:
32% Presbyterian Diseaster Assistance, providing relief to those affected by natural disasters
36% Presbyterian Hunger Program, providing food to the hungry
32% to the Self-Development of People, helping to empower the poor and oppressed.
For 2016, we are collecting the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering on Passion/Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 and on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Please help us exceed our prior Year's goal of $600.00. For more information see the OGHS page.
The United Churches of Galena will sponsor the first Chili Cook-Off in September. Rev. Cavanaugh will have entry forms if you would like to make a crockpot of chili for this event. Watch for details for the 2017 cook-off.
GREETINGS FROM MISSION RECIPIENTS IN NIGER Our favorite part of playing & living in Niger is “playing outside under the shade of a tree in the dust and sand.” The leaves we found outside our house are, “marenga (good for eating), mango and pomegranate. They are still green because we just got done with the rainy season here.” We like to do things here with the kids like “playing with soccer balls, rolling tires, and even playing tickle wars!” We hope you have fun “playing in leaves, building snowmen and wearing warm clothes and stockings.” Your friends, Adeline and Simeon (children of missionaries Michael and Rachel Ludwig)
**See the December 2014 Newsletter for more from our friends in Niger.**
Community Hunger Luncheon