Critical Home Repair Project
(Vee Canning, Project Liaison)
Will you join me in making critical home repair a reality for one disabled low-income homeowner in Port Angeles? This woman is in need of a new roof and an exterior paint job. A professional roofer will be hired for the roof tear off and replacement. Volunteers are needed for prepping and painting the home’s exterior.
Something to consider: Many households have been devastated by the pandemic and the “stimulus” payments have been a matter of survival. But many households have not been economically hard hit by the pandemic. I recently heard this benevolent appeal by a financial advisor for how the financially stable might use the money from our stimulus payments (below). Moved by her compassion, I thought, “If secular leaders are recommending this approach, how then should we as the church respond?”
Hear these words:
“And it’s those of you who are financially stable that I want to talk to about how to use your stimulus payouts… I am going to ask you to think beyond your financial situation. Right now, there are so many families suffering severe financial stress. If ever there was a time to Put. People. First—it is now, my friends.
While there is never anything wrong with continuing to build more financial security for yourself, I think there is an important opportunity right now for those who don’t “need” the federal stimulus to share it with those who do.
This is such a life-affirming stand-in-the-truth moment. If you still have your job, if you already have a good-sized emergency fund and you’re saving for retirement, I am asking you to consider giving your stimulus money to those who are in need. I ask you to open your heart and your wallet to those around you in this time of need.” ~Suze Orman
Missions Committee Update
The Missions Committee gets a lot of thank-you’s from the mission organizations FPCPA supports. Here’s a sampling.
Presbyterian Mission – for the $1,425 given to One Great Hour of Sharing in March.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – “We cannot touch them all…but we can pray, and we can give, and when we do, we become a visible witness of the loving heart of God, and the hands and feet of Jesus. With gratitude and peace."
Pakistan Bible Correspondence School – Pray for our current and new students, for the PBCS staff, for the online project that will develop video-based content for youth, for finances. Thank you!
Habitat for Humanity – You are making the dream of homeownership that much closer to coming true for our family partners.
Port Angeles Food Bank -We love you and all you do for the community. Keeping people fed is vital! In sincerest appreciation.