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Welcome Joyce Barker

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March
8

The Presbyterian Community Center happily welcomes Joyce Barker, a long-time PCC volunteer and member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, as our newest employee. Joyce works with Brenda Wass in PCC Emergency Services as a caseworker. She interviews clients, determines needs and …

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Dragon Boat Race to Raise Funds for PCC

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March
8

Have you noticed an increasing presence of dragons around Roanoke? The Presbyterian Community Center is holding the first annual Smith Mountain Lake Dragon Boat Race and Festival on Saturday, September 15. The proceeds of this fun fundraising event will support …

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Agape Youth Choir Visits Center

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March
8

Volunteer super chef Angie Pittendrigh prepares lunch for Agape Youth Choir.         In late June, sixteen youth and seven adults from the Agape Youth Choir of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC. spent the day …

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Layoff Creates Many Needs

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March
8

Dottie is a 61-year-old grandmother who has worked steadily since she graduated from high school. She has custody of her two grandchildren, ages 7 and 16. Due to current economic conditions, she has been laid off from her job of …

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Splangchnizomai

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March
8

Vacation Bible School students from Second Presbyterian Church deliver breakfast foods to PCC pantry. Blessings come in all forms. One such blessing came as a gift from my sister-in-law, Nancy, who shared The Blessing of a Ginkgo Tree, a collection …

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Mentors Make a Difference

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March
8

Webster’s Dictionary defines mentor as a trusted teacher or wise counselor. Some of our most very blessed Pathways for Youth students can attest to the truth of this description but would certainly add that a dedicated mentor can change a …

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Dragon Boat Race: Paddling for the PCC

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March
8

The second annual Smith Mountain Lake Dragon Boat Race and Festival to benefit the Presbyterian Community Center was held at Parkway Marina on September 14. The day was beautiful and the competition was fierce among 17 teams, raising funds for …

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Pantry Helps Neighbor

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March
8

Mr. Huffman lives near the Presbyterian Community Center and has been stopping in to visit almost every day for years. “The people are nice,” he says, “and they treat me right.” He is a widower and lives on a minimal …

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Living in Crisis

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March
8

In September, a woman in her late twenties came to the PCC to ask for help with an electric bill and termination notice. She and her husband are the parents of a six-year-old son. Three years ago, the husband had …

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Thank You

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March
8

Thank you, John Hildebrand, for sweetening the Center. This year begins John’s 21st year of delivering the Kroger bread and sweets to the Center each first and third Monday…even on holidays!! On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors …

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