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Sparta, Tennessee
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LENT 2017

Rising Up Together

Inter-Faith Services at 12:00pm Noon

March 2nd, First Presbyterian Church

March 9th, Christian Life 1st Assembly of God

March 16th, First Christian Church

March 23rd, First United Methodist Church

March 30th, Christpoint Church

April 6th, First Church of the Nazarene

April 14th, (Good Friday) St. Andrew Church

Haiti Shoe Box Program

 (Lent, 2017)


The Haiti Project at Riviere Mancelle


Empowering Haitians to make changes for their future!


It’s that time again!  It’s time to donate items for our sister parish in Haiti! If you would like to participate, you may find a list of items on the bulletin board in our Gathering Area and below.  Since overall, we only collect 1/3 of the number of boxes that there are children, Denise and Bob have suggested that we group our items for shipping.  Toys and treats will be distributed to all of the children.  The School will use school supplies as needed.  Personal Care/Hygiene items will be made available to those in most need.


Please do not include:  Money, your address, toy guns or knives, food, medication. Shampoos or liquids should be well-sealed with additional tape and placed inside a Ziploc bag!


We ask for your prayers for success for our Corporal Work of Mercy.  The cost of shipping is $7.00 per shoe box.  If you would like to help us with shipping, please place your donation in an envelope marked “Haiti Shipping!”


The Parish Council decided to try something new this year, donating different needed items each week!  Here is our schedule:


            January 29th/ February 5th                 School Supplies

            February 12th/ February 19th             Personal Care/ Hygiene

            February 26th/ March 5th                   Toys/Treats/Religious Items


You may pack in a shoebox, Amazon box, or any other box you may have.  We will also take your donations in your shopping bags, and we will pack it!  Our deadline is Sunday, March 12th.  Direct any questions to Cathy Randolph

in person or at

Suggestions for items to include in your shoe box: 


Toys and Treats


             Jump rope


            Deflated soccer balls

             Transistor radio

             Batteries with solar powered battery charger

             French bibles

             Religious items

             Decks of cards

             McDonald toys

             Small cars

             Wind-up alarm clock





             Stuffed animals

             Stamps and inkpad sets

             Coloring books



             Hard candy


             Mints and Gum


             Flashlights (with extra batteries)

             Ball caps


             Toy jewelry

             Hair clips

             Sewing kits


             Toy Trucks


             Pocket games


             Small picture books




School Supplies



              Writing pads



              Solar powered calculator






Personal Hygiene Supplies






             (Hotel size are great, ask your traveling friends to save them)




Please do not send the following items:


             Your address

             War-related items: toy guns, knives etc.

             Prescription medications

             Any foods or medications that is perishable or outdated.

             Please be careful of small parts that would cause choking in small children


All shampoo or liquids should be well sealed with additional tape and placed inside of a Ziploc bag.


In the October 25, 2015 Bulletin: 


October, 2015 

Dear Friends,


I invite you to join me in celebrating National Priesthood Sunday. Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church.


I am extremely thankful for our priests and grateful for their service, gifts, and talents.


Please take time to remember a priest who has made a positive impact in your life or the life of your family, and remember them in your prayers.


As in years past, we are having a special collection in support of the 27 seminarians preparing to serve the faithful of the Church in Middle Tennessee by continuing the legacy of our current priests and all those who came before them.


I extend my sincere thanks to all who have supported the education of our seminarians in the past. Your renewed support will continue to provide for the education and formation of our future priests.


I thank each one of you for considering the positive impact your gift will have on the future of our Diocese. No gift is too small, or too large.


For those wishing to make your first offering of support, you may wish to consider making an offering of support equal to one week of your regular gifts of support to the Church.


Thank you for your prayerful consideration of my request to honor our priests and to support our seminarians.


With gratitude for your support, I am Sincerely in Christ,  

Most Reverend David R. Choby, D.D., J.C.L.
Bishop of Nashville


In the October 18, 2015 Bulletin: 







In the October 4, 2015 Bulletin:






In the May 3, 2015 Bulletin: