Happenings at Pebble Hill
... to everyone who donated blood or volunteered at the American Red Cross blood drive we hosted on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Annual Thanksgiving Delivery
The Board of Deacons delivered five carloads of donated and purchased food, including 90 turkeys, to the New Jerusalem Food Pantry for distribution to families on Syracuse's South Side. Thank you, Pebble Hill members and friends!
Fall Book Discussion: America’s Original Sin
About 20 Pebble Hill members and friends met through the fall to read and discuss Jim Wallis’ book America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. Our group was diverse racially, which all agree brought incredible strength and authenticity to our process. The best way to summarize our experience is that it opened doors for us: doors of perception and doors of understanding. These opening doors led us into deeper relationships with each other, and a growing desire to ‘do something’ to neutralize the negative effects racism has had and continues to have on our society. We have committed to taking more time in January to hammer out our thoughts about what those actions may entail. Some of the ideas we are considering include further book groups to continue to explore how racism plays out in our lives, creating opportunities to encourage more diversity in our congregation, and exploring ways of engaging with the wider community in like-minded efforts. But at this point, probably the most powerful impact this experience has had on us is that we all feel we are on the cusp of a journey of personal and communal significance and are looking forward to where we might go next!
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church
5299 Jamesville Road
DeWitt, NY 13214
9:30 a.m. - Worship Service
9:45 a.m. - Children's Worship
10:30 a.m. - Coffee Fellowship
11:00 a.m. - Christian Education for All Ages