Our denomination’s Mission to North America Disaster Response organization has much of its operations on hold due to COVID-19. This organization deploys volunteers to areas hit by a hurricane, flood, tornado, or some other natural disaster to provide assistance in clean up and recovery. Unfortunately, the current travel restrictions in place due to the pandemic have limited their ability to minister in this way. Once the travel bans are lifted they will need teams of volunteers to help with efforts that have been left incomplete due to COVID-19, as well as response to new need that are likely to result in the coming storm season.
In a recent letter they also encourage churches to use this time to consider forming teams to develop their own disaster preparedness programs. MNA Disaster Response offers workshops and seminars to help with these efforts.
We’ll hold our potluck Missions Banquet On Sunday, March 29th following the worship service! This will be in lieu of our April Fellowship Meal. Between now and the banquet, be sure to check out the table beneath the hallway bulletin board featuring the many missionaries we support. It’s a great way to learn interesting facts about them!
On the first Sunday of each month, the SRPC Diaconate collects canned and dry goods for the local food pantry. Please bring an item or two to donate to the local food pantry and place it in the bin in the foyer.
Vacation Bible School: If you have any interest in VBS at SRPC this year, please attend an info/interest meeting after the worship service on January 26th! We will discuss VBS options, potential dates in June, and volunteer leadership.
We need all able adult church members to participate in order to provide this important ministry to the families attending our services. If you have questions please contact Robin Deane.
Also, please complete the SRPC Child Protection training, if you have not done so already. Our goal is to have 100% of the adults in our congregation complete this training. Please email Jeff Holbrook for the link to the training.
Many of you have had opportunity to meet the DeLong family who have visited SRPC in the past. Matthew is the Reformed University Fellowship – International (RUF-I) campus minister at George Mason University (GMU). RUF-I GMU is a local ministry with global reach. As they welcome students and scholars from around the world to George Mason University by meeting physical needs and building community, they are promoting international friendships, cultural exchange, and, above all, providing a safe environment for them to explore the Christian faith. Please consider supporting this important ministry.
There is currently a matching grant available to RUF-I George Mason University for new giving of up to $10,000. Any new giving submitted by December 31st will be matched up to $10,000. visit https://givetoruf.org/Donate?productid=596.
Please, also help them get the word out about this matching grant opportunity by liking and sharing this post on social media.
Ministry Opportunity: A widow who recently relocated about 2 miles from SRPC is in need of a ride to and from worship service. She lives near Harris Teeter at the Prince William Parkway/Hoadly Road intersection. She uses a scooter to get around, but it easily folds and can be placed in the trunk. If you are able to periodically provide a ride please let Ralph Bentley know. He hopes to put together a list of 8 to 12 volunteers. This would result in volunteers only providing a ride every 2 to 3 months. It would involve contacting her a day or two before and providing your contact information and confirming she will be attending service.
This is a great opportunity to serve the Lord by helping someone in need. Please consider volunteering.
On the first Sunday of each month, the SRPC Diaconate collects canned and dry goods, as well as, general household products and toiletries, for the local food pantry. Please bring an item or two to donate to the local food pantry and place it in the bin in the foyer.
Please review the list of urgently needed items below:
Donations needed: for the “Everything Christmas” Basket which will be auctioned off at the Silent Auction at the Fall Festival. If you find an item you would like to donate, kindly write your name next to the item on the list posted on the bulletin board and bring it to church no later than Sunday, October 27. Place the item in the container marked: “Everything Christmas” Basket Donations. All proceeds go to the Deacons Fund. Thank you for considering donating!
Fall Work Day: Saturday, October 26th: 8 a.m.-Noon, rain or shine. We will be doing various work activities both inside and outside the church building. Volunteers are requested to bring gardening tools, weed-eaters, hedge trimmers, and loppers. Please label your tools. Giving even an hour of your time will help our church. For any questions contact Ralph Bentley.
VBS prep is well underway and David Dise is asking for a few folks to help him Saturday 5/25/2019 and Monday 5/27/2019.
We will be applying paper posters to rigid foam boards using spray adhesive. This is slow and steady work requiring sure hands and a team of three. It’s really not for youngsters. We have about 20 posters to do so a couple crews would help. David is looking for a minimum of six volunteers. If we have two crews the work should take around 3 hours to complete.
We’ll get started at 10:00 am at David’s house; 6788 Signal Hill Road, Manassas. Wear clothes you don’t care about.