Helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey
Harvey made landfall August 25th and 26th as a category 4 hurricane. Damage in and near Rockport and Port Lavaca, where the storm made landfall, was catastrophic. There are several reported deaths and massive damage reported. Houston, East Texas, and Louisiana were hit with recording breaking floods.
PDA continues to be in touch with presbytery leadership in New Covenant, Mission, and South Louisiana Presbyteries. National Response Teams are being deployed into the affected regions when it is safe to do so. Read the Presbyterian News Service stories linked below under “Updates & News” for more specifics about our response at this time.
We are gathering supplies to make cleanup kits and hygiene kits. Please bring your donations to Wimberley Presbyterian by Thursday Sept. 7th. Friday we will take the kits to a drop off point where they can then be distributed where they are needed most.
1 — 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
5 — scouring pads
7 — sponges, assorted sizes
1 — scrub brush
1 — pkg. cleaning towels (18 reusable, like Easy Wipes®)
1 — box dry laundry detergent, 50-78 oz.
1 — liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®), 12 oz.
1 — bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®), 24-28 oz.
1 — 1 pkg. clothespins, 48-50 Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
5 — dust masks
2 pair — latex gloves (like Playtex®)
1 pair — work gloves
1 — 24 to 28 count roll heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon, remove from carton)
1 — bottle insect repellant (pump, drops or lotion; not aerosol), 6-9 oz.
Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Send only new, unopened materials. Put all items in the plastic bucket, packed securely to avoid damage during shipment, and seal lid with packing tape.
*Some local fast-food restaurants are willing to give pickle buckets (or other 5-gallon buckets with re-sealable lids) or offer them for a small fee. These can be washed out and used for the cleanup buckets.
Photo by Paul Jeffrey, ACT
1 — hand towel (approximately 16″ x 28″, no fingertip or bath towels)
1 — washcloth
1 — wide-tooth comb (remove from package)
1 — nail clipper (UPDATE: nail clippers with metal files or emery boards attached are now accepted; remove from package)
1 — bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
1 — toothbrush (in original packaging)
10 — Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips
Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Toothpaste which has an extended expiration date will be added to international Hygiene Kit shipments just prior to shipment. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.
Presbyterian Women is returning to WPC! Beginning Sept. 10, 12:30-1:30
The purpose of PW is:
to support the mission of the church worldwide
to work for justice and peace and to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
We will meet on the second Sunday of each month, beginning September 10, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the library. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy fellowship, Bible study, and service opportunities. The Horizon Bible study books on Hebrews may be purchased in the church office for $10.00; they will also be available at the meeting.
If you need child care, please notify Pam Tannahill before September 5.
Potluck Dinner Sept. 13th at 6 pm
After the summer off we will have a potluck dinner on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will honor the children and youth of our church. This will be a time to get names for the faces we see on Sunday mornings and learn some things about them. We hope to see all of our kids in attendance that evening.
The Fellowship Committee will provide tacos and all the fixings.
We are asking for the congregation to bring salads and deserts.
A – M Salads and N – Z deserts.
Don’t miss this opportunity to come and support our children and youth!
Austin Pilgrimage September 14th- 17th
Pilgrimage is a 3 day opportunity for you to discover a new and exciting relationship with Christ and to return equipped to live out this relationship in your home, workplace, and church.
Pilgrimage is intended for any Christian whose faith in God and commitment to Jesus Christ leads them to seek continued spiritual growth. It is not designed as a conversion experience. Similar to Walk to Emmaus, Tres Dias, Via de Christo, Celebration (youth version) or Cursillo Weekends — the focus is on Christians who are seeking continued growth in their faith and its application to their daily lives.
Described as a short course in living the Christian faith, Pilgrimage is designed to provide a framework for living as Christians in your church and the world. It is a revitalization weekend filled with short talks, music, fellowship, small group discussions and many pleasant surprises. But there is so much more.
The Pilgrimage experience is not just about worshiping on Sunday mornings. It is about living the Christian life every day, no matter where you are. It is not just about a retreat — it is a three-day experience……. that lasts a lifetime.
Connect here for more information and to register.