Monday, October 3, 2016

This Week at Old South Haven Church

A Note from Thursday's Child, one of the mission concerns of our Congregation:
      Greg Noone, the Program Manager of Thursday's Child sent out an e mail last week which
stated: "I am deeply saddened to inform you that County Executive Bellone has completely
stripped our funding line in his Recommended 2017 Operating Budget. This will effectively mean the
end of our 25 years record of serving People living with HIV/AIDS"
   , At the end of this week's OSHPC e mail is Greg's notice and how concerned individuals can respond.
                                                                                                           Pastor Tom
Tuesday, Oct. 4            1:00pm                 Lunch Bunch Group at home of Nancy Best
Thursday-Saturday                                    ReUnion 2016!  at Union Theological Seminary
Oct. 6-8                                                      Pastor Tom attending
Saturday, Oct. 8    9:00am-4:00pm            YARD SALE/ BAKE SALE
Sunday, Oct. 9          10:00am                    Morning Worship
                                                                    Sermon: Living in the Land of the Unfamiliar"
                                                                    Lessons: Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7
                                                                                     II Timothy 2: 8-15
Monday, Oct. 10                                           COLUMBUS DAY
Sunday, Oct.16           10:00am                   Morning Worship
                                                                     Sermon:  "Engraved On The Heart"
                                                                     Jeremiah 31: 27-34  II Timothy 3: 14- 4:5
Thursday, Oct. 20    11:00am- 2:00pm       Planned Parenthood of Nassau County
                                                                    Annual  Luncheon:: Carlyle on the Green
                                                                    Pastor Tom, Guest of the Director
                                   6:30pm-9:30pm        Holmes 70th Anniversary Celebration
                                                                    Snug Harbor, Staten Island
Saturday, Oct. 22      9:00am-1:00pm        Presbytery Meeting
                                                                   Community Presbyterian Church
                                                                   Deer Park
Sunday, Oct, 23         10:00am                   Morning Worship
                                                                    Sermon:  "Engraved on the Heart"
                                                                    Lessons:  Jeremiah 31: 27-34  II Timothy 3:14 - 4:5
Wednesday-Thursday                                Clergy Retreat with a focus on Spirituality
                                                                   The Cenacle, Ronkonkoma
                                                                   Pastor Tom attending
Sunday, Oct.30          10:00am                   REFORMATION  SUNDAY
                                                    Pope Francis participating in observing the 500th anniversary of
                                                                    The Protestant Reformation
                                                        ( a year before the official anniversary of Oct. 31, 1517
Thursday, Nov. 3          6:00pm                  "Share the Harvest"
                                                                     Long Island Council of Churches Fund Raiser
                                                                     Crest Hollow
                                                                     Pastor Tom attending
Sunday, Nov.6            10:00am                  Stewardship Sunday
Sunday, Nov. 13          19:00am                 Pledge Sunday

23 September 2016

Help restore funding for Thursday's Child AIDS Services Access Program. Please.
I am deeply saddened to inform you that County Executive Bellone has completely stripped our funding line in his Recommended 2017 Operating Budget.
            This will effectively mean the end of our 25-year record of serving People Living with HIV/AIDS. Our services will end on New Year's Eve this year; our staff of four dedicated persons will lose their livelihoods; our office will shutter by March 1st of 2017.
            In brief, Suffolk County will not only lose its ONLY dedicated HIV/AIDS supportive services provider, it will also lose federal funds that Thursday's Child receives as part of the federal 'Ryan White' aid to Long Island.
 Why is Thursday's Child unique?
            Yes, there are other agencies that provide medical services, such as our friends at HRHCare. Others such as TriCare (LIAAC) and Options for Community Living offer care coordination services. None offers the essential, basic, humane supportive services directly to all Long Islanders living with HIV/AIDS that we do; they rely upon us to provide vital support to keep their patients healthy and in care. We serve all persons who can verify their HIV status.
            Beds, furniture, food, housing, warmth, cooling, clothing, personal hygiene, transportation…. these are not abstract ideas. These are not services tailor-made for public relations or flashy media displays -- these are real people's requests: your neighbors, your constituents and heaven knows, maybe someone you know personally.
What can I do?
            Call these eight Suffolk Legislators at least once each, it does not matter where you live because Thursday's Child services ALL of Suffolk County!
            These people have the power to restore funding -- but only will if we get public support!
Legislators: Al Krupski, 631-852-3200,
Kara Hahn, 631-854-1650,
Rob Calarco, 631-854-1400,
Monica Martinez, 631-853-3700,
Leslie Kennedy, 631-854-3735,
Robert Trotta, 631-854-3900,
Steve Stern, 631-854-5100,
Lou D'Amaro, 631-854-4433,
DuWayne Gregory, 631-854-1111,

Gregory L Noone, Program Manager
Thursday's Child of LI
475 E Main St, Ste 209
Patchogue, NY 11772-3121
tel: 1-631-447-5044, extension 101
fax: 1-631-447-2494

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