If you would like to make a donation to the First Presbyterian Church Capital Campaign, please contact Pat in the office at 845-294-7991, firstname.lastname@example.org, or through our YouCaring site below.
Church World Service: Blankets+ Program
Blankets+ is a special mission opportunity that can involve all ages. Some 8,000 congregations and groups across the U.S. hold Church World Service Blankets+ events, providing funds to help people in need around the world, including the U.S. Blankets+ is especially designed for post-disaster use, and can provide warmth, comfort, and perhaps most importantly, the feeling that someone cares.
Please contact Fran Hoffman if you wish to make a group contribution through the church. You may also go to the Church World Service website to read more about the program..
Bridges to Community
Mission: To participate in building a house for a family
Bridges to Community (http://www.bridgestocommunity.org) organizes and facilitates international, cross-cultural service trips for volunteers to live and work in materially poor communities. They currently focus their work in Nicaragua, and this year, they expect to take nearly 1,000 volunteers in over 50 groups to participate in development projects with our community partners there.
BRIDGES – Community Construction
Safe and secure housing is a basic human right. Bridges has developed a sustainable housing project that meets this right, while simultaneously creating pride and a sense of ownership. To be sustainable in Nicaragua, we need to build earthquake-stable houses based on local building techniques. In combination with tile floors and a non-leaky roof, a Bridges house becomes a dignified, safe, and healthy home for a Nicaraguan family. For the sustainability of the project, and to avoid dependency-forming charity, we collect housing payments that equate to about half of the real value of the house. Those payments enter revolving community funds that go towards other housing or community-centered projects.
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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2012
NOTE: ORANGE & ROCKLAND will be charging their customers who are NOT with an alternate supplier (like Just Energy) 4% sales tax beginning Sept 1, 2012. That means all Affinity customers will save money just by being in the Affinity Program!
Partnered with JUST ENERGY
Just Energy, the parent company of Hudson Energy, is First Presbyterian Church of Goshen’s preferred gas & electric supplier.
Here is an easy way to not only save, but generate funds for our church as well. In fact, you will continue to be billed as usual by your utility. This is our way of helping you lower your gas & electric bills and at the same time make an ongoing donation to our church. It is a WIN – WIN situation.
Just Energy is currently offering a variable rate program with an introductory 3 month locked-in rate of $.59 per ccf for gas, and $.06 per kWh under our “Rate Flex” program.
In addition, Just Energy is also offering for Affinity Program participants the following fixed rates:
Electric fixed rates are: $0.074 per kWh for 1 year, $0.077 per kWh for 3 years, and $0.078 per kWh for 5 years. O&R’s 12 month average is over $.09 per kWh.
Gas fixed rates are: $.66 for 1 year per ccf, $.71 for 3 years per ccf, or $.74 for 5 years per ccf.
To take advantage of this offer, please call us and mention code: FPCG
To date, the church has received over $1,700 in donations from Just Energy due to your expanding member enrollments! Your participation makes a difference!
I urge you to take immediate advantage of this ongoing program. For further information regarding residential or commercial accounts, call @ 877-463-7669 x 1956 or Miriam @ 845-228-3401.
Miriam R. Stiefel
Director, Just Energy
4 Executive Blvd. Suite 301
Suffern, NY 10901
Toll Free: 877-Hudson9 (877-483-7669) ext. 1956