This week's Lenten Luncheon was led by Roxboro Presbyterian Church. Pastor Evan Walker reminded us of God's promise. Thank you to the members of Long Memorial for hosting these weekly luncheons.
Members of Roxboro Presbyterian Church focused on two mission projects during the months of September and October. Members collected coins in tennis ball can "banks" and raised a total of $905.48 that will be divided between the Christian Help Center and the Presbyterian Hunger Fund. They also participated in a "Fill the Bag" food campaign in which they filled grocery bags with specified numbers of canned meat, soup, peanut butter, green beans and other vegetables, applesauce, macaroni/cheese dinners, rice and dried beans. Items in each bag should provide a family of 4 with meals for 3 days. Seven hundred pounds of groceries were collected and delivered to the Christian Help Center.
We are starting fellowship groups to share and get to know each other better. Sixteen members from Roxboro Presbyterian journeyed together for the day. The first trip was to Maple View Farms where we learned about dairy farming and the history of the farm. Then, we all shared delicious ice cream.
A great time was had by all and we invite and encourage others to join us for the next trip. Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming events!
Members of Roxboro Presbyterian Church collected items to donate to the students and teachers at South Elementary School. Best wishes for a wonderful year!
We have learned that a memorial service for Mary Gillis is planned for Tuesday, August 22nd at 11:00am at Rock Grove Baptist Church (3190 Allensville Rd, Roxboro, NC 27574). Visitation will be from 6:30-8:00pm on Monday, August 21st at Rock Grove Baptist church, and other times, at the home of Mary Gillis (136 Dorsey Day Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.) More information is available on the Brooks and White website: www.brooksandwhite.com/obituaryView.php?obitId=2583.
Again, our prayers go out to Bonnie Montague, the entire Gillis family, and all who knew and loved Mrs. Gillis.
In light of the funeral on Tuesday, the RPC Senior Fun Day, originally scheduled for 10:30 on Tuesday morning, has been moved to10:30 am Wednesday morning, August 23rd. Wednesday morning Bible Study will be canceled for this week. If you can now attend the Fun Day now that the date has been changed, please let Delories Sherman know (336-364-2640), and the same thing, if you had RSVP’d you were coming but now cannot come with it being on Wednesday, please let Delories know that too.
Thank you Pastor Evan for a beautiful Back to School blessing and dedication service yesterday. Many thanks to our congregation for the wonderful supplies collected so far! We will continue to collect until the last Sunday of August.
The "Three Neighbors" group will host a Water Fun-Day at Heritage Circle Saturday, August 5 beginning at 10 a.m. We hope you'll join in the fun!
"Blessing of the Backpacks" will take place on Sunday, August 13. All students and educators from preschool to college are invited to bring their school bags to have them blessed as everyone prepares for the upcoming academic year!
School Supply Drive - To help students start off the school year with everything they need, we will be collecting school supplies on August 13, as well. Everything donated will be given to South Elementary school where the children from our "Three Neighbors" attend. Suggested items include: notebook paper, #2 pencils, composition books, crayons, safety scissors, glue sticks, earbuds, headphones, dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, tissues, and Clorox wipes.
Senior Fun Day is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22 where there will be a free lunch, prizes, games, and fellowship!
This year's Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, August 25! The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside the Sanctuary!
National Night Out is a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie! The 2017 National Night Out in Person County will be held at Southern Middle School on August 1, 6-8 p.m. Roxboro Presbyterian Church will have a table - if you would like to help with set-up or greeting attendees and letting them know about our church family, please contact CW Boyette or Pastor Evan.