Our next mission event will be serving the homeless at Sunday Suppers, 1st Covenant Church (downtown) @ 3:30pm on May 17. Please join us in volunteering to prepare, serve and clean-up after the meal. If you are able to help, please contact Becky Nottingham (573-5476). We may also need volunteers to prep and donate desserts, if you can’t volunteer, so stay tuned for more details. DON’T FORGET: Your 2nd mile giving to our Presbytery’s 2019 per capita fund—this is a gift ($31.50) asked from every member of Presbyterian churches in our presbytery to be used for larger mission efforts sponsored by the PC(USA) in our region!! If you haven’t yet contributed, please do so now, making out your checks to “Belle Valley Presbyterian Church” and mark the memo line—“Per Capita gift.” “Labors of Love”: To commemorate the 50th Anniversary in 2019 of medical missions and service, CHOSEN is partnering with the Presbytery of Lake Erie and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana in a new endeavor called “Labors of Love”.  The goal of “Labors of Love” was to raise $50,000 that will be invested in the four Health Clinics to increase and improve healthcare services to the women, children, and communities that they serve in the upper north where hospitals are few and far in travel distance over rough terrain.  Each of the Health Clinics has specific needs for getting to the next level of development. These include building construction, renovations, equipment, supplies, infrastructure, potable water, sanitation, staff training and support. Labors of Love Update: The presbytery has received $25,551.73 for the four Health Clinics in Ghana. Please keep up your faithful giving. To make a donation, contact the Presbytery office for more details: 868-4891.
Our Mission Partnership with the Upper Northern Presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana: As you pray for this partnership, know that our church has been partnered with a cluster of LEP churches in prayer for a district of churches in the Upper Northern Presbytery of EPC-Ghana: Seeking to be faithful to God we encourage faithful prayer for each other.  Also keep Rev. Josh Heikkila and Ruth Brown in your prayers as they are PC(USA) missionaries on the ground in the Upper North.


                                               Chereponi District                          Lake Erie Presbytery

                                               11 churches                                   Ripley, NY                        Erie, New Hope

                                               126 male members;                      North East                       Erie, First Covenant

                                               183 female members;                   Harborcreek                    Erie, Elmwood Avenue

                                                219 children                                   Erie, Eastminster            Erie, Belle Valley

                                                District Pastor:                              Erie, Emmanuel

                                                  Rev. M. L. Agbovi