GOOD SHEPHERD
SOME OF OUR MISSION ACTIVITIES
The Back Pack Buddies Program: The Mission Committee, looking ahead to the fall, discussed the implementation of the Back Pack Buddies Program. There are many details to consider; like the purchasing and storage of the food, the packing and delivering of the bags of food for each child every week, as well as obtaining the funding needed to be sure we can purchase and provide nutritious food the entire school year for the children. We already have the back packs ! ! ! This program is a long term commitment for our church, but we feel this is a program that can improve and change lives of many young people in our community. As Dottie indicated in her separate article, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we move ahead with this important undertaking - also, consider where you might fit into the puzzle to make this program a success.
Youth Mission Trip:  The youth of our church and the Methodist church (JUMPY) will be traveling to Copper Hill, TN (this is rural Appalachia) to work on various projects to help the local people there. They will be working in Copper Hill from July 15th until July 21st. This type of mission trip is a wonderful opportunity for the youth to help others and grow in their faith. They need our prayers and financial support for this endeavor.  
Middle School Supplies:  We received a list of items needed immediately by Bluestone Middle School and voted to use money from our budget to buy some of the supplies so we could deliver them to the school for use before the end of the year.
Accelerated Readers’ Picnic:  The picnic to celebrate the accomplishments of the Clarksville Elementary School’s accelerated readers will take place at Longwood Park on Thursday, May 31st. There will be 130 readers plus about 20 adults attending. We will be serving a hot dog picnic lunch to the students and staff. If you can help with the picnic or bake cookies and have not signed up at the church, please contact Dottie Thaxton immediately. Thank you for your support.

One Great Hour of Sharing: With the beginning of Lent, our church is again participating in the ecumenical offering of One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS).  Since 1949 Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through OGHS to share God’s love with those in need. Your generous gifts assist those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and help build strong communities. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United Sates and Canada. will be received on Easter Sunday, April 8th. Prayerfully consider what you can share with One Great Hour of Sharing.
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