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Matthew 25 Announcement!

LET’S GET STARTED Building Blocks!
Providence/AHS Partnership Program

Providence has joined a new needs-based program through Fairfax County Public Schools Ignite Partnership with Annandale High School, where more than 65% of the students are from low-income families eligible for free, or reduced fee, lunch. Through this program, Building Blocks, Providence hopes to contribute to our Matthew 25 initiative to reduce systemic poverty by reaching out to a diverse school population with basic needs that might not be getting met. We will begin with coat donations and hygiene kits. See below:

Donations for New Coats

In September we are accepting monetary donations to raise enough money to purchase new, good quality, warm coats for 25 needy students at AHS. Providence Youth will help select coat styles that appeal to youth.  Each unique coat purchased with your donations will help one of 25 students be warm and stylish this coming  winter.  Your donations will make a big difference in the lives of students whose families cannot afford basic necessities. It is one small, but significant, step towards helping young people move out of poverty.  Please make your check to Providence with Building Blocks in the memo line. There will be a table outside the Sanctuary in September for those attending in-person.  Contributions can be made online HERE*  or checks may be sent to Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031.

Hygiene Kits

Part of the Building Blocks program is to collect hygiene kits for at-risk students at AHS.  We will be collecting donations of the following items for the kits. The weights are only approximate; please do not donate oversized items because they will make the kits too bulky. Any brand is fine. There will be a clearly marked container in the Narthex for donations.

Body wash — 21 ounces
Shampoo — 12.6 ounces
Conditioner — 12 ounces
Razors — Package of 4-12 razors
Bar Soap — 3.75 ounces
Deodorant — 2.6 ounces
Toothpaste — 3.3 ounces
Toothbrushes — 2 pack (or up to 4 pack)
Lotion — 12 ounces

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Next Gen Rummage Sale 2021

Presale: Friday, Sept. 24, 12:00-3:00 pm  ($5 Admission)
Main Sale: Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Drop off donations* of your gently used clothing, jewelry, household items and collectibles to the church at the following times:
Sunday, Sept. 19, 1:00-7:30 pm
Monday-Thursday, Sept. 20-23, 9:30 am-7:30 pm

Pick-up of larger donations* from your home is also available on the following days:
Sunday, Sept. 19 to Wednesday, Sept. 22
Please email photos of large items to the sale coordinators at for approval.

Help is needed starting Saturday, Sept.18, for set-up, through clean-up on Saturday, Sept. 25.
There is a job for everyone, such as: sorting donations, providing meals to volunteers, helping with pickups, and cleaning up after the sale. Contact Bertha McClintock or Susanne Fitch. Or click HERE to sign up.

Enjoy new-to-you items while supporting Next Gen Ministries at its biggest fundraiser of the year.
Presale: Friday, Sept. 24, 12:00-3:00 pm  ($5 Admission)
Main Sale: Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

*The rummage sale will not accept exercise equipment, computer equipment, TVs, bed pillows, expired car seats, incomplete games/puzzles, or underwear.

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Creation Celebration 2021

On Earth Day 2021 we shared paintings, photographs and other artworks that remind us of God’s redemptive power. We asked ourselves how God’s Creation has been saving us this past year. We found that God restores us, invigorates us, inspires us, reconnects us to Creation and to each other.

Please visit our Creation Celebration 2021 Photo Gallery in celebration of Earth Day, 2021.  —Earth Care Team


Our sister congregation of Granjas del Desierto in Juarez, Mexico, has a new place to gather — Iglesia Providencia. The Rev. Mary Rodgers and a member of our Mission Committee, Joe Moss, traveled to this remote area of Juarez at Easter 2019 to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony with old and new friends. Through generous donations from our congregation, this multipurpose building is giving our brother in Christ, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, and his congregation an indoor space in which to worship; to serve as a center for their social gatherings; and to provide a space to hold classes to teach people in Granjas a trade.


FIRST SUNDAYS We welcome older children to sit with their families in worship on First Sundays. Younger children are invited to Godly Play.

COMMUNION CARE SUNDAY  Help us celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month by bringing in non-perishable food for our Food Pantry. Let us remember to feed others as we are fed.

DEADLINES  Items for the weekly worship bulletin are due at noon on Wednesdays; exceptions will be noted in the bulletin. Please send your items to Communications Coordinator, Kathy Knorr.