Thursday, July 16
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Presbytery of Ohio Valley
In 2013 ground was broken on the Micah Center, a 5,400-square-foot building on the lot north of Dale Presbyterian Church. The building includes an area that will seat 125–150 people comfortably, a commercial-grade kitchen, storage, a prayer and meeting space, and a children’s room. The Micah Center is dedicated to addressing social justice issues, providing hospitality and fellowship, and offering a space for worship and prayer.
The Micah Center was a dream of a congregation with an average worship attendance of 45. Even before ground was broken, members were busy teaming up with other congregations, foundations, and educational institutions to respond to community needs through a host of ministries: Community Table serves a free meal to anyone who shows up; Summer Community Adventures runs a free weekly summer program for children who are undernourished and need tutoring in reading and other subjects as well as constructive activities; Let’s Eat sends bags of nonperishable food home with every child who attends Community Table or Summer Community Adventures; ESL classes are offered in partnership with the adult-education program of Vincennes University; Benefit Bank of Indiana provides volunteers to help people apply for state and federal services and to prepare taxes; a Boy Scout troop meets at the congregation several times a month; and 3b—Body, Brain, and Belief—is a program for adults over 50. Completion of the Micah Center building has made it possible to offer these critical services to even more people.
The Micah Center story is one of faith, hope, love, and witness;of discipleship inspired by a compassionate prophet; of doxology, a song of praise to the One from whom all blessings flow.
In the words of the congregation’s pastor, Rev. Dr. Martha FrizLanger: “We are praising our abundant God who knows no scarcity! We are praising our living God who makes all things possible and new!”
Dale Presbyterian Church is one of 79 congregations in southern and west central Indiana that grace the Presbytery of Ohio Valley, bearing witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world.
—Rev. Susan C. McGhee, executive presbyter
Let us join in prayer for:
Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort, member, PMA Board
Rev. Susan C. McGhee, executive presbyter
Rev. Lawrence Jackman, stated clerk
Elder M. Jean Brown, treasurer
Rhonda Seymour, administrative assistant for office support
Elder Stephanie Worden, administrative assistant for information technology
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Praise to you, abundant God who knows no scarcity! Praise to you, living God who makes all things possible and new! Amen.