Announcements from Sunday Bulletin (Sunday May 21)
Windham Presbyterian Church is a member of the Fellowship of Presbyterians. Each week one of the value statements of the Fellowship is published in our bulletin. This week:
Jesus-Shaped Identity: We believe Jesus Christ must be at the center of our lives and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry.
Office Hours for WPC
The church office will be open Tue. - Thur. 9 am - 2 pm
Prayer Concerns and Praises
- Prayers for Jonathan Eckerman & his family as he gets deployed to Qatar, the Persian Gulf. Please pray for his safety.
- Thank you from the bottom of my heart from Donna Murray, if you prayed for me, even thought about me, and for all the special cards and support that have come my way during my recent battle with cancer. Please keep the prayers coming while they decide what the next best treatment for me shall be.
Weekly Prayer Meeting
Wednesday Nights at 7:00 pm in the church sanctuary. Join us to pray for our nation, the world, WPC, community, families, individuals, and neighbors.
WPC Financial Report: January 1 through April 30, 2017 2017 WPC Annual Income Budget: $340,000 Projected Offerings, per the Budget, as of the end of April: $113,333 Total Offerings collected as of the end of April: $98,809
Child care needed
Child care needed for Tuesday morning Women’s Bible study 10:00am to noontime. Please call Mern @ 978-521-2019
VBS at WPC
Start planning now! July 17-21 VBS is going to be unpacking the GREATEST INVENTION OF ALL TIME – the UNIQUELY WIRED AND WONDERFULLY MADE human beings all around us! GADGETS & GIZMOS VBS will bring to life the ways that God made every child in HIS IMAGE and has created each one to KNOW HIM and LOVE HIM! Please consider how you might help create a week of serving the children of WPC and the children in the surrounding communities. For more information on how you might be a part of VBS this year, please stop by the table in the foyer directly after each service. Look for more information to come soon. Questions? Email Debbie at Debbie@windhamchurch.org or call 603.560.6479
WPC Nominating Committee
The WPC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce seven members for the Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC) subject to the congregation’s approval TODAY May 21. The nominated members include James Bryant, Cynthia Dwyer, Karen Foulke, Mary Beth Goodell, Lois Goss, Michael MacLauchlan, and Vickie Freeston. There will be one service today, at 9:00am and immediately following service the congregation will have a vote to elect the PNC. PNC members were selected to represent the diversity and different bodies within the congregation including families, skill sets and perspectives. The PNC have an extremely important job to do and we humbly thank them for their commitment in serving WPC. The WPC Nominating Committee
Gahanga Orphanage Cow Project Update
In the fall of 2016 the congregation contributed $3,300 to a sustainable project to help fund additional physical therapy services for children with disabilities in Rwanda, Africa. Gahanga orphanage, outside of Kigali, is run by Catholic Sisters who have a heart for children with disabilities in a country where disabilities are considered a curse. The orphanage had 2 cows that they milked for the children and any extra milk they sold in the market. By contributing 2 extra cows, a sustainable profit from the sale of their milk could provide the orphanage enough to pay for additional physical therapy services. Our Rwandan contact, Gilbert, was able to locate 2 cows for purchase, but to our surprise, they each came with a baby calf – one boy and one girl! Due to the overwhelming interest in this project, we were also able to fund the replacement of the stall floor where these cows would reside.
Update: The 2 cows and their 2 calves arrived at Gahanga on January 8, 2017 and were welcomed with a new floor to their stalls. Currently, a total of 35 liters of milk are produced per day from the 4 milking cows (2 of their own and 2 we purchased). Each day 4 liters feed the 2 calves and 10 liters feed the children at the orphanage. That leaves 21 liters of milk that can be sold in the market per day! The profits from the sale of the extra milk provide enough money to pay the physical therapist the additional three days per week to help the children! What an amazing feat this is for the orphanage to be able to reliably fund some of their own operating expenses. This is a job well done through this congregation and Gahanga. It is so exciting to see how God can work through us to get the much needed physical therapy services in a sustainable way.
Additional Update: Gilbert Kubwimana plans to travel to the US in November 2017. He will join us to give his own testimony and share more stories of what God has done in Rwanda through the people of WPC. Watch for details in the fall.