Second Tuesdays in Washington

Posted by: Chelsea Badeau on Fri, Apr 6, 2012:

On March 13th, Cheryl Pyrch and Alvina Ransaw left Mt. Airy at 6:15 a.m. to join several other members of the Philadelphia Presbytery on a trip to the Washington Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which represents the concerns of Presbyterians (as raised in the bi-yearly General Assemblies) to members of Congress. Staff in the Presbyterian office were joined by Lutheran colleagues to review the 2012 Farm Bill, especially as it relates to domestic food security. After lunch and conversation, we visited the offices of Senators Casey & Toomey to share our concerns about hunger and the need to maintain programs for the most vulnerable. We rode together in the First Church Germantown church van and were home by early evening. Read more...

 

On March 13th, Cheryl Pyrch and Alvina Ransaw left Mt. Airy at 6:15 a.m. to join several other members of the Philadelphia Presbytery on a trip to the Washington Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which represents the concerns of Presbyterians (as raised in the bi-yearly General Assemblies) to members of Congress. Staff in the Presbyterian office were joined by Lutheran colleagues to review the 2012 Farm Bill, especially as it relates to domestic food security. After lunch and conversation, we visited the offices of Senators Casey & Toomey to share our concerns about hunger and the need to maintain programs for the most vulnerable. We rode together in the First Church Germantown church van and were home by early evening.

 

The next “Second Tuesday in Washington,” is scheduled for July 10th, and the issue will probably be health care. If you would like to go, please talk to Cheryl. There is no charge expect for a small gratuity and free will offering at lunch. All are welcome and it’s also a great way to meet other members of the Presbytery.


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