Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS 

Adult Education Offering

 10:45 am  in  Room 9/10  (after the 9:30 service)

April 23       Flower City Habitat for Humanity builds homes and revitalizes neighborhoods in the City of Rochester.  They rely on volunteers, faith-based communities, and businesses for financial support, materials donations, and construction services.  Homes are built by several thousand volunteers joining them annually, who are trained and supervised by professional construction supervisors. On April 23 at 10:45 a.m., Flower City Habitat’s CEO Matt Flanigan will be visiting Webster Presbyterian Church to speak about Habitat, their mission, and how individuals and faith groups can get involved. Flower City Habitat has partnered with over 250 families since 1984 to help build strength, stability, and self-reliance through home ownership.  Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian housing ministry, and they largely depend on the support of local faith communities to support their mission.  Since 1997, the Penfield Area Coalition of Churches has sponsored 10 houses, more than any other coalition of churches in Rochester.  Every one of those homes brings us closer to a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
 


SPECIAL OFFERINGS

One Great hour of Sharing                                                                March 26-April 16

This important annual special offering will begin on March 26 and will be dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 16.  OGHS is an offering collected by many different denominations during Lent, and our congregation has strongly supported it for many years. It began shortly after WWII and currently has projects in more than 100 countries, including many in the USA. Contributions to OGHS are divided between 3 major areas of need and each includes a local connection.

They are:  1) Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – provides immediate and ongoing relief in areas impacted by hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, flooding, fires, etc.  Our Adult Mission Work teams have stayed many times at Presbyterian churches that were partially funded by PDA to house and host work teams.  Another instance that you might remember was when there was a water crisis in Flint, Michigan; PDA responded with safe water and water filters then.

2) Self-Development of People – provides funding for self-help projects for training and educating poor and oppressed peoples.   Sixteen percent of the total OGHS offerings collected from churches within our Presbytery will come back to our Presbytery to help fund their local mission and outreach projects.

3) Presbyterian Hunger Program – provides funding for alleviating and eliminating the root causes of hunger.  Jed and Jenny Koball, missionaries that we support in Peru, receive part of their funding from this part of OGHS, and Jed talked about this when he visited us last April.

Please prayerfully consider making a contribution to OGHS by using the special envelope found in the chair racks. For additional information, see the bulletin board in the Narthex and/or check the PC(USA) website:

http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/oghs.html