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

UPCOMING  YOUTH  EVENTS

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”     Ephesians 2:10

Congratulations to our seniors, Jamie Bjarnar, Alexis Garnar-Allsopp, Jasmine McCallum and Jennifer Wengender on your graduation from high school. Congratulations to Rachel Crumley and Andy Oliver on your college graduation.  We hold you in prayers for God’s blessings on all your future endeavors.

2018  Youth  Workcamp

We would like to thank all who supported our Senior High Workcamp to Baltimore, MD through prayers and donations. We had a successful trip and worked with some inspiring agencies. The Center taught us about Baltimore’s hyper-segregated neighborhoods and how they experience radically different realities.

Rockrose City Farm has community plots for families in which to garden. We worked on the garden that grows sweet potatoes, which are multicultural and store well once harvested, for local food banks.  We spread wood chips on the 22 paths between and around the 20 hilled rows.  This is the first this work has been done in 3 years.  The mulch will keep the gardeners out of the mud as they work in the garden. 

Civic Works runs Real Food Farms growing fresh produce on 8 acres in a former reservoir in Clifton Park.  The low lying, heavy clay soil that doesn’t drain well also leaves the workers in mud.  We built up a wood chip path that led from the hoop houses to the main path, and weeded and hoed the gardens. Civic Works also works to improve the water shed with a rain garden and swale to allow the rain water to infiltrate back into the soil filtering through the plants. We raked the dead debris out of the rain garden and swales to improve the drainage so the water doesn’t pool.

We worked with Civic Works Community Lot team to transform part of a vacant lot into a neighborhood patio. We moved a lot of heavy gravel into the framework and tapped it down in place. We also moved top soil into flower boxes and back filled around the outside of the patio frame. This is the dream of Mr. Dwayne Richardson for a neighborhood patio for picnic tables and grills for parties. They have had a shipping container put on the site to store gear.

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church is a fresh produce oasis in the food desert of McElderry Park. We assisted them in bagging, moving and distributing the monthly produce drop. The Center for Grace-full Living food pantry also received a food drop from the food depository.  We sorted, moved and stocked food pantry shelves, doing a lot of heavy lifting that the volunteer, Maxine, isn’t able to do.  They have turned 18 lots of open space behind the church into Amazing Port Street Sacred Space for all seeking to bring God’s healing and grace to the brokenness of their lives.  We filled in the extra time that day picking up trash, as well as weeding the flower and vegetable garden beds to prepare them for planting.

We spent two days at Paul’s Place in South West Baltimore in Pigtown.  Paul’s Place offers over 24 services and programs.  We worked in the Market Place as personal shoppers with individuals looking for clothing, and in the kitchen and dining room during the hot lunch program.  We handed out cups of collected tickets, counted people, scooped ice, poured water, wiped down tables, and scraped and washed dishes. These days allowed for one on one interaction with those in need.

Our week in Baltimore took us from the preparing of fields for planting to distributing food to serving cooked meals.  It was a rewarding week of hard work and enlightenment.

We are always looking for more individuals to join the youth fellowship committee. Please contact me if you would consider joining us in making a difference in the lives of youth of our church.

 

Together in Service and Fellowship,

Wanda Nungesser, Director of Youth Ministries

youth@websterpres.org, 585-414-1337


 Rise Against Hunger

Save the Date

September 30th

We will again have the opportunity to make a difference here at W.P.C. with a Rise Against Hunger Food packing event. We encourage everyone to mark their calendars for September 30 from 4-6 p.m. to join the youth in packing meals. 



 

Guardian  Angel  News

Our Guardian Angel program will wrap up for the summer with an 11:00 a.m. brunch on Sunday, June 3rd.  Thank you to all who took part in the program this year!  The Guardian Angel program is a way to connect youth and adults, giving them the opportunity to support and hold each other in prayer throughout the year.  Watch for details in September on how you can be part of this program!                                                                                                                  Gayl Galen & Kristina Zeitvogel