The Newsletter

The monthly newsletter for the First Presbyterian Church of Spring Hill, Tennessee.

May 2014

From David's Desk

Whoa! This year is going by too fast and I’m having trouble keeping up with the weeks flying by. I want to let the folks who worked to make Easter such a nice celebration know how much I appreciate them stepping up; the music, the decorating, and special services were all well done and meaningful. After the rough weather on the 28th and 29th of April we need to remember all of the folks who were impacted by the storms; this was a harsh reminder of how vulnerable we all are to disaster. I’m looking ahead to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Offering we have taken up in the last two years in June; this offering supports the very good work the PDA does around the country in offering long term service to communities (the PDA remains after other agencies have to move on). I’m asking you to look ahead and plan to participate in our special offering so that the PDA can make plans and serve hurting people more effectively.

Yours in Christ,

David

Prayer List

Please keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers: Billie Galloway, Liz Jacobs, Jay Kendall, Margarette Marsden, Juanita Roberts, Frankie Sims, Jim Victory, Helen Wade, and Jean Webster.

PW News

The Presbyterian Women will meet this month on the 14th at 10:00 in the Sunday School wing; we will cover the lesson for April that we skipped because of the bad weather. Following the meeting we will embark on the Birthday Outing; we will announce the restaurant later. All of the women of the church are invited to attend. We will be receiving the PW Birthday Offering on the 11th during Worship. The proceeds from the Offering this year will support the Blue Corn Mothers programs in New Mexico that help Native American women and their children who have suffered domestic abuse. Please support the PW’s efforts to serve families in need.

Our Deepest Sympathies

Please keep June Williams and her family in your prayers in the death of Mrs. Marie Cox, June’s step-mother. Mrs. Cox had been ill for some time; she was 87 years old at her death.

Vacation Bible School

The dates for VBS this year have been set for June 24-26 (Tuesday-Thursday) from 9:00am-12:00 noon each day. The theme this year is Trading Places, where the kids will learn about kids in other countries and how they live and worship God. Also, we need helpers to sign up for VBS! We still need volunteers to serve the children of our church family and the community; there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the copier room or you can contact Anna Johnson at (615) 424-3762.

Blood Drive

The Red Cross will be at the church on Monday the 19th for a blood drive; you are encouraged to donate if you are able, but even if you can’t donate come and join in the fellowship. Ruby might even let you have some cake.

Guess Who

April's "Guess Who?" – Beth (Sawyer) Allen

May's "Guess Who?"

  • My birthday is this month.
  • I am a true child of this church (I remember her birth! – D).
  • I made a smooth transition from athlete to scholar in college (I feel myself getting older and older. – D).
  • I have a wonderful role model as I enter the medical field after graduating from college this year (I’m feeling the cold, cold fingers of the grim reaper! – D).
  • I have the same initials as our minister’s wife before she married.
  • I intend to come back and eventually become an Elder of the church like both of my parents (OK, I made that one up, but she’d make a good one. – D).