Session met on January 9th in the Gathering Place. Items of importance to the life of the church included:

1. Approval of motions to hire Sandra Herron as consultant to help us create a more intentional congregational focus and culture for Mission and to apply for a grant from the Center for Congregations to defray half of her consulting fee. Total fee will be $13,000. Grant will cover $6500, $6000 is included in the 2018 budget, and the remaining $500 will be paid for by an anonymous gift.

We received the following thank you notes.

From Kingsford Heights Elementary:

Thank you so much for the hand knitted hats and gloves that you so kindly donated to the students of Kingsford Heights Elementary School. It gives us an opportunity to assist children after the holidays. The items will definitely help keep our students warm and dry during the different seasons.

Annual pledging and loose offerings are but two ways which members, friends and visitors support God's work in this church. (Thanks for all your gifts and commitments!) Looking for others ways to give to our general budget? Consider a Birthday or Anniversary Gift, sharing $1 for every year of blessings. Or help defer the Per Capita Support of $ 39.99 per member, which this church pays to Presbytery for member support. Our 2018 Spending Plan includes the income goals of $800 for birthday and anniversary blessings, along with 65 members with intentional giving towards Per Capita. We'll keep you posted as we move towards and past those goals.

 

There will be no Share-A-Read in February due to so many being out of town. We will meet again on March 27th at 10 a.m. at the home of Heather Beck. See you then.

 

The Presbyterian Church of LaPorte spotlights those from our congregation that went on to serve in the ministry in some capacity. This month we contacted Jan Ledford.  Her response was as follows:

 I just retired as of Oct 1 from 15 years in ministry as the Board-Certified Chaplain at the Llanfair Retirement Community in Cincinnati, OH.  We are a continuing care facility of 250 residents in Independent, Assisted Living, Nursing Care, Rehabilitation, and Memory Care.  A good-sized congregation with lots of needs!  Kept me busy!  What I loved there was the wonderful combination of traditional chaplaincy (worship 2X Sunday, 3 Bible Studies, 2 Devotionals, and sick visitation per week) and numerous opportunities for teaching (orientation of new staff, Spirituality and Dementia as part of programs for ministers, outside guests, and staff) and fun teaching and sponsoring speakers on various topics of spirituality.  It was a schedule that kept me running. 

We invite you to try the new water fountain, appreciate warm water, and watch for the latest improvements!

The old drinking fountain downstairs had quit working. So now there is a new, fully functioning drinking fountain, much to the delight of the preschoolers.

VBS is happening the last week of June! The week will start off on June 24th after church! As mentioned previously, we will be heading to Babylon this year so get ready! If you have served previously in shops or are interested in serving in the shops this year, please send Aaron an email or a phone call. If you are interested in serving in other ways, please reach out to Aaron as well. There will be more specific position postings as the time draws nearer!

 

Kids’ Club spring semester is well underway! We are so excited to be back together and learning more about Jesus through music! If anyone is interested in joining us, this is a perfect time to come and learn with us! Our doors are open to anyone! This semester we are working beyond just the use of our voices and starting to work more heavily with hand bells! Be on the look-out for the announcement for when our next performance is! We are also always looking to welcome members to our team of volunteers! If you are interested in serving the children of our church and our community, please reach out to Pastor Sally or Aaron!

 

The new year of PYG is off and running already! We had an awesome time at Family Night and with the Third World Dinner. Next up we are going to be taking the Souper Bowl of Caring Offering. PYG students will be collecting on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4th at Traditional and Cross Connection Services. Just like last year, all of the funds raised will be donated to the Salvation Army in La Porte. We will be starting a 3-week series about relationships with God, family, and friends. March will start off with a bang with a trip to do some ice skating!

ATTENTION:  You have requested it, the PW will DO IT!

Spring Garage Sale ----April 13 and 14

Items will be accepted beginning Monday April 9th.  NO EARLY DONATIONS. ATTENTION:  YOU HAVE REQUESTED IT, THE PW WILL DO IT!
Spring Garage Sale ----April 13 and 14
Items will be accepted beginning Monday April 9th.  NO EARLY DONATIONS. Volunteers will be needed.
Start de-cluttering today!

Start de-cluttering today!

 

The PW Members have donated monetary gifts to Kingsford Heights Elementary School.  $350 was placed into the Children’s Account for purchase of clothing items, and a $50 gift card was presented to each teacher (13) to purchase special items for their classrooms.  $200 was given to the Timmy Fund, a mission project in South America.

Good food and conversation preceded Georgia Mareska’s presentation on La Porte High School Building Trades. Some were not aware the program existed. We are pleased to tell you that Mariana Zeedyk will be our next speaker. We will meet again at Christos on February 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Bring a friend.

 

Good food and conversation preceded Georgia Mareska’s presentation on La Porte High School Building Trades. Some were not aware the program existed. We are pleased to tell you that Mariana Zeedyk will be our next speaker. We will meet again at Christos on February 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Bring a friend.

 

This year’s Lenten devotional titled “Jesus and the Prophets”, will take us on a journey to learn more about Jesus from the Prophets’ point of view. This devotional will be distributed the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, Feb. 11th, and additional copies may be picked up outside the office.

Plan Now for Holy Week

This worship experience is enjoyed individually; you can begin your walk through the stations at any time between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.  A walk through will take between 30-45 minutes, depending on the individual or family.  Individual communion will be offered at the last station in the sanctuary.

What's Up!

  • Session Report

    Session met on January 9th in the Gathering Place. Items of importance to the life of the church...

  • A Thank You We Received

    We received the following thank you notes. From Kingsford Heights Elementary: Thank you so much...

  • Birthday Giving And Per Capita Support

    Annual pledging and loose offerings are but two ways which members, friends and visitors support...

  • No February Share-A-Read

    There will be no Share-A-Read in February due to so many being out of town. We will meet again on...

  • Spotlights

    The Presbyterian Church of LaPorte spotlights those from our congregation that went on to serve in...