Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bethlehem, House of Bread - Advent Prayer

Bethlehem, House of Bread

Thank you,
Scandalous God,
For giving yourself to the world,
Not in the powerful and extraordinary,
But in weakness and the familiar:
In a baby; in bread and wine.

Thank you
For offering, at journey’s end, a new beginning;
For setting, in the poverty of a stable,
The richest jewel of your love;
For revealing, in a particular place,
Your light for all nations.

Thank you
For bringing us to Bethlehem, House of Bread,
Where the empty are filled,
And the filled are emptied;
Where the poor find riches,
And the rich recognize their poverty;
Where all who kneel and hold out their hands
Are unstintingly fed.

Kate Compston
From Bread of Tomorrow

Original source.

CROP has raised $8142.02!

CROP has raised $8142.02 so far this year! And more donations are still coming in. 

Thank you to everyone who has helped make this the most successful CROP Walk in several years. 


The People of this Year's CROP Hunger Walk!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Total $$ (so far) from last week's Evansville CROP Walk for Hunger

Total raised so far at the crop hunger walk on Saturday is:


We do expect some more contributions to be sent in.

Phil Hoy
217 Cherry Street
Evansville, IN 47713

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Here is the song sheet for today's CROP Walk...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Reminder: Evansville Area CROP Hunger Walk


Sent: 11/3/2014 12:32:11 P.M. Central Standard Time
Subj: CROP Hunger Walk - For Immediate Release

The 41st annual Evansville Area CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk will take place on Saturday, November 8.  It will begin and end at Simpson United Methodist Church at 2201 W. Illinois Street. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. The Evansville Area CROP Walk is the longest continuous CROP Walk in Indiana.
According to Church World Service statistics, every day almost 16,000 children die of hunger-related causes – one every five seconds. In the United States, more than 43 million Americans don't have enough to eat. Worldwide, 1.02 billion people are hungry.
Church World Service, an international cooperative ministry of 37 denominations, receives 75 percent of the proceeds from the walk. Its work ranges from disaster response in the United States and other parts of the world to long-term sustainable grassroots development in more than 80 countries, including our own.
The Tri-State Food Bank and the Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium each receive 12 ½ percent of the proceeds. The Food Bank serves food pantries, soup kitchens, and other feeding programs in 33 Tri-State counties. The Emergency Food Pantry Consortium serves more than 17,000 four-day supplies of food to needy families each year.
For more information, contact Rev. Philip Hoy, Chair, Evansville Area CROP Hunger Walk, at 437-9295.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ways You Can Help CROP Stop Hunger

NOVEMBER 8, 2014
1.  If you are a member of a group that has signed up to walk please work hard on donations and plan to walk with us.
2. If you are not a member of a walking group and would like to walk with us, please contact Phil Hoy for a walker's envelope at 812 437 9295.
4.  If you wish to  mail a donation in, please make the check out to:
CWS/CROP and send it to Rev. Phil Hoy, 217 Cherry Street, Evansville,
Help us address hunger locally and throughout the world.
Rev. Philip Hoy, O.S.L.
217 Cherry Street
Evansville, IN 47713
812 437 9295

CROP Walking...

CROP Walking...