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

Living the Love of Christ

Upcoming New Beginnings Events in December

Ø  Dinner at Phillips Village:  Friday, December 15, 5- 6:30 p.m.  In January, the dinner will take place on Friday, January 19.

Ø  Birthday Party at Phillips Village:  Saturday, December 16, 2-3:30 p.m.

Ø  Food Distribution:  Hope Ministry will host a Christmas gift and food distribution event for Webster residents on Friday, December 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church on Ridge Road in Webster.  See the flyer on page 17 for more information.  Volunteers are needed!!  Please contact Laureen Anthony-Palmer (palmers4@rochester.rr.com) if you are willing to help.

A big THANK YOU to all who helped with events in November which included a Foodlink Distribution event at Holy Trinity Church and Thanksgiving dinner for residents of Phillips Village, both on November 17.  In the new year, these events will be continuing on a regular schedule.  Please prayerfully consider signing up to participate wherever you can.  If you are willing to help, please contact one of the following coordinators:

·         Dinners:  Don George, 671-1103

·         Food Distribution:  Bob Smith, (315) 524-5339

·         Birthday Parties:  Randy Nelson, 329-1374

These are great opportunities for groups to undertake occasionally – boards, committees, circles, choirs, youth, and even scouts.  Members at home are contributing crafts and various other homemade items!  Watch for updates and information on upcoming events in the monthly Pathway and weekly bulletins.


“Warmest  Wishes  Bags”

Have you noticed the shopping bags in the Narthex labeled “Warmest Wishes Bags”?  From mid-November until the first of January, Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) distributes “Warmest Wishes Bags” to people (both men and women) who are receiving Meals on Wheels.  Recipients may have special needs or be without families or friends.  Each bag is prepared individually, and the staff at the VNS office prepares and delivers the bags.

Contents of the bags are donated by friends of the VNS organization.  Suggested items include:  new or clean and gently used warm scarves or wraps, hats, gloves, small lap robes, socks, combs, shampoo, hand cream, bath soap, Kleenex packs, a bracelet or pin, small note pads, pens, unused greeting cards or notepaper (place 1 to 4 in a small plastic bag), unused crossword puzzle books or other paper and pencil game books, a small flashlight, etc.  Please, no food or medications.

Please place your donations in the shopping bags in the Narthex and help bring some extra warmth to someone’s day.  If you have questions, contact Carol Saylor (872-5024).

Praying for People of Phillips Village

We would like our congregation to lift up our New Beginnings ministries in prayer.  For December, the focus will be on the residents of Phillips Village. 

We are praying for about 1800 people who live in 500 apartments in a two-story complex built in 1972 off Phillips Road (south of Ridge Road).  Many of the residents are older, but there are families and people of all ages.  The residents have low income (could be as low as $12,000 per year for an individual). 

Here are some suggestions of what to pray for:

v  For the physical, mental and spiritual health of the residents and those close to them.

v  That residents will be able to get the food, medicine and other items they need each month. 

v  That people will be able to get to their doctors and other appointments.

v  For families who have all the issues that parents and children are facing today.

v  For relatives struggling with drug addiction.

v  That God’s spirit and love may be over the entire complex.

v  That the dinners and birthday parties that WPC is having for the residents will effectively show our love for them and for the staff (about 10 people).