Shawnee Presbyterian Church





Presbyterian Disaster Assistance prepares
to send national response team to Texas

Watching the news and simply not knowing exactly what I could do for the thousands even millions of people affected by the storms in Texas I was greatly comforted in being reminded once again of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program. PDA is our organized means as Presbyterians to fund disaster needs and to provide work crews and volunteer opportunities for those who can help. PDA in its very early esti-mation of damage and need in Texas has already determined that they will move in as soon as it is safe to do so and plans to remain present for the communities affected for at least three to five years.

The Presbytery of New Covenant includes much of the damaged area including Houston, Galveston and Bay City, but the actual area affected is larger than even this. Without predetermined and organized programing each of us would want to help, but often wonder if our dollars really get to where they are needed most. Through PDA, they do and do so quickly and effectively.

Another opportunity with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is the volunteer efforts needed along the way. The emergency teams are already standing at the ready, but the long haul effort to help many of the people of Texas to recover will take presence of Presbyterians throughout the three to five years. Those who know of PDA and those who will soon learn of their/our presence and desire to care will know of what is called the “Blue Shirt Brigade.” The volunteers and staff with PDA often where bright blue t-shirts with print identifying who they are serving with and helping others around us identify us with the larger Presbyterian Church who cares and shares.

Until we know more about how we can help as volunteers, the best thing we can do is help fund this effort as it begins in Texas. You can put a check or cash in the offering marked for PDA or Texas Relief and we will forward those funds for you. You can also text “PDA” to 20222 to give $10 to PDA’s General Relief Account. What good news it is to know our church is already responding and how we can be a part of that.

In ministry together,
Pastor Craig

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this week...

  • The church’s main entrance is open again. The Cross Tower has been removed and all is cleaned up. Anyone interested in being a part of the rebuilding of the area currently filled by the tower please contact Pastor Craig or Karen Swisher.
  • Potluck Lunch Back-to-School Celebration
    Sundy, September 17th at 11:40 am
    Drinks will be provided. Please sign up for food on the opportunity window outside of the Cry Room.
  • Ladies Prayer Group
    Wednesday, September 20th at 11:30 am
    If you have not joined us, the Prayer Group is meeting at LePeep off 79th & Quivira St.  We eat, talk, and go over who is in need of prayers and cards.  The 16+ women who attend regularly, will welcome you warmly.
  • Shawnee Community Prayer Gathering
    Thursday, September 21st, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    Community Life Church is inviting all of the churches in Shawnee to the first Shawnee Community Prayer Gathering. Community Life Church is located at 6424 Vista Drive  

coming soon...

  • Noisy Offering - Sunday, September 24th
    Can you drop a few extra coins in the ‘noisy offering’ this Sunday? The money will be added to the ‘Love Funds’ SPC established at SMNW High School and Hocker Grove Middle School and will help families with additional expenses.
    Click here for more information.
  • Trivia Night - Saturday, September 30th, 6:30 Come and enjoy a fun evening with those who think they know it all!  Invite all your friends and family and form a team or just create a team once you get there. The cost is $3 each. There will be cash prizes for the top team!  Sign up on the church window under "HAPPENINGS" Bring a snack or appetizer to share and $3.  Drinks will be provided.
  • Food When We’re Fed - Sunday, October 1st
    The first Sunday of each month we bring food for others as we gather for communion. Take this opportunity to make a difference in the world around us.
    For more infromation click here.


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