Feb 1, 2017

Dear Saints,

Thanks to all who stayed for our Congregational Annual Meeting last Sunday.  We had a great turn out.  It was fun to share a meal and hear about what PCLT has been doing and our call in the next year.  Thanks to the Hospitality Committee for a scrumptious meal!  And a big THANK YOU to the Mission & Outreach Task Force for an informative and inspiring presentation.

If you missed it, we certainly missed you.  Please pick up a printed copy of the PCLT’s 2016 Annual Report from the table in the narthex of the church.

As you may recall, M&O has been in prayer and discernment over the last year seeking God’s new thing for PCLT.  They have come up with so many wonderful opportunities to follow Jesus’ call to serve the community beyond our walls.   For the most part, we will be working with other ministry partners – some new to us, some not.

Here is a short synopsis of their report along with leaders’ contact information.  Please take a good look. There is something here for EVERYONE!

  • Mission Presbytery/Grassroots Leadership/Sanctuary Network: Serving refugees seeking asylum, mostly women and children, who have been detained in horrific conditions in privately owned detention centers.

Contact: Steve Gottlieb [email protected]

  • Life Works:  Serving young adults who have aged out of the foster system with little or no resources. Providing communal meals, care packets, and holiday needs.

Contact Janet or Dom Cavalucci [email protected]

  • Teach Life Skills Work with a team to teach life skills like preparing for a job interview, creating a budget, or a healthy meal.

Contact: Steve Gottlieb [email protected]

  • Silverado Memory Center:  Leading monthly worship services for the residents, family, and staff.

Contact: Peter Buenz [email protected]

  • Literacy Partners: Reading to elementary school age children who need additional guidance and assistance at Bee Caves Elementary.

Contact: Pam Mitchell [email protected]

  • Community First:  Serving the new Mobile, Loaves, and Fishes Community for the chronically homeless.

Contact: Steve Gottlieb [email protected]

  • Mobile, Loaves & Fishes Food Truck  Join the PCLT team in serving meals to the homebound.

Contact: Luci Temple [email protected]

  • Foundation Community Create welcome baskets for those moving from homelessness to affordable housing.

Contact: Luci Temple [email protected]

  • Helping Hands of Spicewood Crisis Ministry & Lake Travis Crisis Ministry:  Assist in organizing non-perishable food donation drives at PCLT.

Contact: Pam Mitchell [email protected]

Let us know if you have any questions! We look forward to a missional 2017!

With you in Christ’s embrace,