Saturday, February 4, 2012

Presbyterians renewing

Reverend Upchurch is leading us through a series of messages on Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds based on the Scriptures such as 1 Corinthians 6:20 which tells us to “glorify God in your body” (1 Cor. 6:20).  

February 19th's 5 Cents a Meal offering is sent to the Western North Carolina Presbytery. Twice a year the Presbytery Hunger Committee reviews grant requests from regional ministries working with those who are poor. These agencies must have programs that meet the guidelines adopted by Presbytery, be endorsed by local Presbyterian churches, and representatives must meet with the Hunger Committee. International programs/agencies receiving funds must have been approved by the PCUSA, or else receive approval for Presbytery’s Coordinating Council. The funds are allocated as follows: International projects: 55%; Regional projects: 40%; Education and Administrative costs: up to 5% (with the unused portion allocated to international projects).  Madison County's Neighbors in Need program has received grants from the Presbytery Hunger Committee in past years.