Adult Education –February 2015
Classes are in the Common Room from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise designated. Dinner is available from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. for a nominal cost. Reservations are required for supper but not for the class.
Waveny Home Health Care/Parish Nurse, Lenore Consiglio, Administrator for Waveny at Home, will inform us of the full spectrum of high-quality licensed and certified professional in-home therapies and services Waveny Home Healthcare offers. She will also address the growing possibility of a Parish Nurse partnership between Waveny and First Presbyterian Church.
An introduction to “Glory to God” the new Presbyterian Hymnal – Paul E. Gilmore
The Presbyterian Church has put out a new hymnal. We’ll take a look at it – discover why, examine the theology - teachings on salvation and social justice themes, the liturgy, and language contained within it; and most importantly vote on which color hymnal – red or purple – we like best!
Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Contemplative Worship Service for Lent at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Travel With A Purpose – Guatemala Vision Team Trip – April 19-26th
Common Hope is a “hands on” mission partner of First Presbyterian’s Outreach Ministries. Together we promote hope and opportunity in Guatemala by participating in a process of development to improve lives through education, health care, and housing. A team of people from First Presbyterian will journey to Guatemala April 19-26, 2015, to work with Common Hope and deepen our mission partnership. The purpose of the Vision Team is to have an educational and cultural experience that can change the way we see the world.
The team will be limited to between 10 – 12 people. The cost is $800 per person plus airfare. The $800 includes: lodging at Common Hope, 3 meals per day, weekend trips, ground transportation (airport shuttles, etc.), Guatemala airport exit tax, administrative costs, and emergency medical and evacuation coverage. A $400 deposit per person is due by January 25th. Let Paul know if you’d like to be part of the team!
This quotation is from Common Hope’s Mission Statement:
“There is a difference between charity and justice. Justice is deeper. It works toward making systemic change that eliminates the causes of poverty. Our primary work is in Guatemala, where we attack poverty at its roots without becoming politically active. In developed countries, Common Hope educates people about their role in creating poverty, as well as their responsibility and power to eliminate it. While we respect those who work for political justice, our role is to work from the bottom up. We believe that true development and justice primarily happen through solid personal relationships. Our hope is that each person discovers some way to improve our world.”