SeptBHeidi Martens, the committee chairperson for the Dining in the Pines Fund Raiser for the Moore County Free Care Clinic in Southern Pines, admin@morrefreecare.org, discusses the work of the Clinic and the interactive approach of networking and raising money for the Clinic during their upcoming October dinner event. Town Manager of Pinehurst, Andy Wilkison, church member Sheila Theune, and church administrator John Griessel talk about their relationship and participation with Sandhills Teen Challenge, Habitat for Humanity, Sandhills Coalition for Human Care & the Life Care Pregnancy.


A Decade of Caring… The Moore Free Care Clinic provides low cost health services to Moore County residents who cannot afford health insurance. The uninsured are still with us in significant numbers because our state did not expand Medicaid, leaving many whose incomes are too low to enroll in other Affordable Care Act coverage options. The Clinic is dependent upon the generosity of the community to sustain the critical services provided to its patients. The Dining in the Pines fundraising event is returning this year to coincide with the Clinic’s tenth anniversary. The Sept2aDining in the Pines Committee invites you to help this remarkable Clinic and its patients! WHAT is it? Volunteer hosts invite as many friends as they like to a dinner or a party at their homes or other venue of their choice. Special invitations are provided to hosts which will include a donation card. Guests will be asked to make at least a $50 a person donation to the Clinic. The size and theme of the individual events is up to the hosts. Two or more have joined together and hosted large buffet dinners. Other ideas — barbecue or picnic? Candlelight dinner? Cocktail party? Hosts are not expected to make a donation as they will be providing the food and beverages for the dinner or party. WHEN is it? The weeks of October 3 thru 18. The host will select his/her date. WHERE is it? Dinners or parties are held in homes or any other venue selected by the host. WHO does it? Volunteers, who host parties for their friends and neighbors. Hosts do not have to collect or solicit donations – they just send out the invitations. INTERESTED? If you would like to host or you would like more details, please contact: Diane Galusky 255-0248 or Jeane Kays 420-2876 or Marie O’Brien 295-2660.
Over the years, Dining in the Pines has raised almost $300,000 for the Clinic. Every dollar donated returns almost $13 in medical services and medication.
Sandhills Presbyterian Church is a congregation rooted in biblical, historic Christianity and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America; it is a member of Central Carolina Presbytery.
The constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms and the Book of Church Order, as constitutionally adopted by the church. The following documents, though not constitutional, are also helpful in understanding what we believe as a church: Westminster Confession of Faith, Modern English Version and, for children, the First Catechism.


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