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A community gathering in Christ and ministering as God leads
42 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY 13676 • phone (315) 265-9434 • email

Coffee Hour Hosts

Coffee Hour Hosts for September 2014- June 2015



Fair Trade Coffee and Tea

When you drink coffee or tea at Potsdam Presbyterian, you are participating in the Mission work of our church. We purchase Fair Trade coffee and tea as part of the Presbyterian (PCUSA) Coffee Project. The business practices of Equal Exchange enable small-scale farmers across the world to earn a fair price for their products, have access to affordable credit, and invest in education, health care, and sustainable agriculture, building a better future for their communities.

Now, Our Purchases Count Twice

Equal Exchange has expanded their good works. In addition to supporting long-term committed relationships with small-scale coffee farmers around the world, they have chosen12 related projects to fund. One project was chosen for each denomination that participates in the coffee project. For the PCUSA, our purchases help to fund The Road to Life Yard-Papaye, an organization that supports integrated sustainable agricultural development program in Haiti. Their projects promote organic farming and maintaining the growth of trees.

Please continue to support the purchase of Fair Trade beverages!

Last year donations exceeded the cost of the coffee and teas we purchased. This year, donations about were about $439.02. Thanks to all who have contributed. If you would like to donate the cost of a case of coffee or tea, each case of five pounds of regular coffee costs $38.40, de-caffeinated coffee is $44.40, and a case of six boxes of tea costs $16.50. You may put your donations in the donation basket during coffee hour or put a check in the offering plate, making sure to designate the check memo to Fair Trade Coffee Fund.

Schabergs serve coffee

Kitchen Help is Always Appreciated!
If it is NOT your day to do coffee, but you see where you can step in and help those in the kitchen, please do just that!

celebrating 50 years

If you would like to volunteer to host an available (hosts needed) coffee hour, please contact the church secretary.

It is a good idea to call your co-host (if you have one) a week or so in advance to be sure you are both able to prepare and serve on your scheduled day.  If you are unable to do so, please find someone to take your place. It is usually easiest to call someone on the list in the next week or two and simply switch Sundays with them. If there is a change in your assigned day, please find a replacement and then contact Cindy (our secretary)  phone: 265-3494 or email: ), so she can update the list and put the correct names in the Sunday worship bulletin. If you are unable to find a replacement, please notify Cindy, the church secretary, at 265-9434 or Nicole Gendron, at (315) 328-5188 or email:  Thank you for taking the time to host coffee hour.

 If you are new to hosting, or don't know how to use the coffee machine, or just need to refresh your memory as to what you need to do, please refer to the COFFEE HOUR HOST INSTRUCTIONS.



Below is the schedule of coffee hour hosts for September 2014 – June 2015. Some dates still need to be filled, so please volunteer to host one of those days. If you are scheduled to host by yourself, feel free to ask someone to host with you. This is a good way to reach out to new people in the congregation and give them an opportunity to get involved.

You may also notice many of the second Sunday spots are assigned to the various church committees. We look forward to seeing our committee members and finding out about what they do to support our church.

September 2014

14 - Mary Theisen, Gordy Theisen, Emily Theisen 
22 - Neil & Marilyn Johnson; Robert & Roberta Stillin-Dowman 
28 - Sarah & Martin Manley, Robin & Brian Wilkinson

October 2014

5 - Don Borsh & Meg Trainor 
12 - Stewardship Committee 
19 - Sharon & Bob Pickard
26 - Josie & Kirk Severtson

November 2014

2 - JoAnne & Dick Partch 
9 - Deacons
16 - Sue Waters & Family
23 - Victor & Linda Caamaño
30 - First Sunday of Advent (Thanksgiving weekend) - Mission Committee

December 2014

7 - Terry de la Vega & Dale Hobson 
14 - Christmas Pageant Luncheon
21 - Cookie Exchange
28 - Dawn Bartow, Danielle Grant, Michael Bartow

January 2015

4 - Vermice Church (help needed)
11 - Personnel Committee
18 - Helen Brouwer, Eva Barrett, Elisabeth Eno
25 - ANNUAL MEETING, followed by SOUP AND BREAD LUNCHEON Personnel Committee  

February 2015

1 - Worship and Music Committee 
8 - Jennifer & Reggie Mc Donald 
15 - Sharon Warren, Shirley & Lynn Warden
22 - Devon & Debbie Shipp, Cynthia Coleman

March 2015

1 - Eleanor Hopke , Richard Lunt  
8 - Nominating Committee
15 - Marion Shelton & Sharlene Spieler 
22 - Louise and Martin Heintzelman 
29 - Carolyn Zanta & Rob Ewy

April 2015

5 - David and Jane Wells 
12 - PALM SUNDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Coffee hour hosts needed 
19 - EASTER - Session
26 - John & Nok Lindsay

May 2015

3 - Joyce & Steve Yianoukos  
10 - Finance Committee
17 - Bob & Sharon Pickard
24 - Robin & Brian Wilkinson; Sarah & Marty Manley 
31 - Peggy & Don Burlingame

June 2015

7 - Building and Grounds 
14 - Sue Waters
21 - Marie & Floyd Callahan; Gail & Roy Schaberg 
29 - Hosts needed

July 2015

5 - Hosts needed 
11 - Hosts needed 
19 - Hosts needed
26 -  Hosts needed

August 2015

2 - Hosts needed 
9 - Hosts needed
16 - Hosts needed
23 - Hosts needed