Thursday, February 4, 2016

Let the little children come to me....

 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them. ~ Mark 10:13-16

Beloved Children of God,
After decades of ministry together, Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church and New Hope Ministries have entered into a new partnership. On February 1st one of their after school programs began to meet in our facilities. The program is for Elmwood students and it follows the MASD schedule. The elementary students are with us from around 2:45 to 5pm. Once a month their parents join them for pizza and everyone meets together until 7.

The entire program is run by New Hope Ministries. They were in a different local church, but in order to expand the program to those on the waiting list they needed a church that is within walking distance to the school. That's where we come in. This week only they are meeting in the Youth Center, but they will move into Lower Fellowship Hall beginning Monday.

We are grateful for this opportunity to live out our faith by giving back to the community. If you would like to become directly involved with this program, please contact New Hope Ministries.

Have a great weekend, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Peace be with you,

No comments: