Monday, October 22, 2007

Portsmouth Arts Guild Shows

There is still time to catch the Judy Chaves Invitational with the PAG gallery in St. Paul's Parish Hall full of wonderful works by Judy's 'Art Pals' including Kendra Bidwell Ferreira, Carol Strause FitzSimonds, Jane N. Gemma, Rita Honnen, Marjorie Jensen, Annette Peterson, Jackie Schriber, Suzanne Siegel, Jeanne Tangney, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas and Carol Zaloumis. 

And you most certainly won't want to miss the PAG's Juried Members' Exhibition with a theme of H2O that has an Opening Reception on Sunday November 4th from 3-5 PM and runs through November 25th. 

Then there's the 'Under $200' Holiday Show and Sale during December and on December 9th beginning at 3PM Truman Capote's 'A Christmas Memory' - A Dramatic Reading with Barbara Blossom, Trinity Rep Veteran, and Jeremiah Allen, All Children's Theater. 

Our partnership with the PAG, which began just over a year ago, has been and continues to be in so many ways full of the grace and abundance for which we prayed when first setting out.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Gifts for Life

Gifts for Life: The Episcopal Relief and Development Gifts for Life Catalog arrived in the mail this week. This Catalog is intended to make it easy to give gifts for Thanksgiving, Christmas, & other holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and for any other special occasion to help support Episcopal Relief and Development efforts in providing emergency assistance in times of disaster; rebuilding devastated communities and offering long-term program development solutions to fight poverty. Gift categories include selections that address Basics for Life, Animals & Agriculture, Preventable Diseases, Economic Opportunites as well as gifts Just for Kids with many, many choices such as the gift of an Oxen and plow, the gift of Mosquito Nets and training, the gift of Micro-Credit Loans and more.

Why not give a goat today for income and nourishment? Goats are prized in many developing countries for their milk, meat and manure. Also, they produce more goats! They are hardy and well-adapted to a variety of climates, and they can be raised on very small farms. The gift of a goat provides ongoing income for a family.