The Mission Committee wishes to remind our congregation that the Pentecost Offering will be received on Sunday, May 15th during the worship service.  The church is able to keep 40% of that to be used for children/youth at risk.  The Mission Committee has decided to give 20% to CASA a legal charitable organization that provides support of the juvenile courts and counseling in Wood County.  The second 20% will go to RISE, formerly known as Second Chance.  It is now part of the Salvation Army and helps the victims of human trafficking and their children in NW Ohio. In this month’s newsletter there is a Pentecost offering envelope.  Please return it to the church either by mail or place in the offering plate on Sunday morning.  Checks should be made payable to First Presbyterian Church and in the memo line write “Pentecost Offering”.
The Mission Committee is making plans for the summer!  We would like everyone to save the date of Sunday, July 17th on their calendars. On this day we along with members of La Conexion we will travel to a migrant camp in Bloomfield, OH and visit with the migrant agricultural workers who are here during the summer months.  This is a hands-on opportunity to get to know the people that we help with donations of clothes, books and food.  This will be our third consecutive year for this event and it is always a very enjoyable learning experience for all who attend.  We are aided by language interpreters from La Conexion. We  provide a light meal and activities for everyone to enjoy while we are there.  More information will be forthcoming on the church’s website, facebook page, bulletins and newsletters.