NEWS

English Language Practice

Camino de Vida, a partner church which shares facilities with Cristo del Valle Presbyterian Church (3907 Isleta Blvd. SW), urgently needs English speakers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in May to help language-learners practice new skills. (Spanish proficiency not required for volunteers.) Instruction by official teachers 6:00-7:00pm both nights, with practice 7:00-8:00pm--come for both hours or just the 7:00pm practice hour on either night or both nights. Contact Randy Everett if you can help: 828.0674 or everhad@comcast.net.)

PDA Relief for Nepal

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance  is providing emergency relief with local partners and will work with them on long-term recovery as well. Financial support can be designated to DR999999; specify Nepal. Make gifts online at pda.pcusa.org/situation/nepal-earthquake-april-2015, by phone (800.872.3283, weekdays, 8:00am-6:00pm EST), or by checks mailed to Presbyterian Church (USA), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

Grief Support Groups

Sandia will again offer two 13-week sessions of the GriefShare program: Tuesdays, 6:30 8:30pm, June 2 – Aug. 25; and Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, June 3 – Aug. 26. If you are struggling with loss, join this caring and supportive program at any time. For more information, see the article in SPC’s May newsletter, pick up a brochure from the Welcome Center, or visit www.griefshare.org. Contact Judith Greer (856.1585) or Camille Ruggiero (821.4567) with questions or to register.

Vacation Bible School

Sign up for Everest Vacation Bible School: June 15-19, 9:00am-noon. For age 3 (must be 3 by start of VBS) through entering 5th-graders. Registration forms are available at the church, or click here to print your own copy.Adults and children going into 6th grade and older are needed to make Everest a success! For volunteers, child care will be provided for children too young to participate in VBS. Contact Jennie (jenniej@sandiapres.org).