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Every 50 Years or So….

…the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church comes to St. Louis—and this is the year! Sign up now to be part of this historic event, set for June 16-23, 2018. With thousands of people attending, your volunteer help is needed to make this a good experience for all.

Visit stlouisga.com/volunteer to check out the hundreds of volunteer possibilities, from welcoming people at the airport, registering attendees at America’s Center, ushering and serving communion at worship services, and so much more. Most volunteer opportunities are between 8:00AM and 8:00PM and are four-hour shifts. You are encouraged to sign-up for multiple jobs and shifts.

For those volunteering, the $95 registration fee is waived so you can observe any of the business sessions and participate in the worship services. General Assembly begins with Opening Worship on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00AM. You won’t want to miss it!

Banner Workshops

Wednesday, April 18 – 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 20 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Calling Artists for General Assembly! The primary visual artistic element for General Assembly will be a paper lace banner designed by liturgical artist Ellen Phillips. Ellen will design the banner, but it will be cut out by members from around the Presbytery. To sign up or for more information, contact David Erwin ([email protected]) or Anne Peacock ([email protected]).

Ladue Chapel Labyrinth Project

Saturday, April 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

A 26’x26’ portable canvas labyrinth will be created by Ladue Chapel members, and you are invited to participate by painting the design on the canvas! Please contact Anne Peacock ([email protected] or 314-993-4771 ext 3122) for more details and if you are interested in helping.

We serve through first hand mission work and through financial support to local and international agencies in the main areas of interest to the congregation: Children & Youth, Church Worldwide, Housing & Health, and Hunger. The commitment of the church is that 20% of annual budget contributions goes to mission. Half of that 20% is allocated by our local church and half to support our denomination’s mission work.

We provide various opportunities for the congregation to experience mission work first hand – Habitat for Humanity, Summer Interns working with local agencies each summer, Rebuilding Together-St Louis, working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – just to name a few.

Our mission intern program continues to be a life alerting experience for our youth.  Interns spend the summer at Mission Intern Retreat, and working at Cornerstone Center, Food Outreach, L.E.A.D. Promising Youth, Ladue Chapel’s Urban Plunge and Vacation Bible School.

Our Ladue Chapel Food Bank operations help to meet the needs of the hungry in the St. Louis area.  Our food bank operation, through the work of 25 volunteers from our congregation, collects and distributes approximately 200,000 pounds of produce, deli and bread annually.  Through our Communion Hunger offering, collected on the first Sunday of each month, we support the work of Isaiah 58, Chapel for the Exceptional, Hosea House and Harris House.  In addition, the annual Turkey Drive collects hundreds of turkeys and hams that are then distributed to the agencies over the holiday season.

We also support our denomination with special offerings: the Christmas Joy offering raises funds which support schools committed to underserved populations; the Board of Pensions provides support to retired and active church workers; One Great Hour of Sharing raises funds to support Presbyterian disaster relief, hunger programs and self-development programs.

We are excited and thankful to our congregation for their generous contribution of time and money.

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