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If you get a text with Pastor Sharan’s name listed asking for gifts cards etc. This is a scam. Always check the source before sending anything.

The Missions and Outreach committee has invited Dr. Cathy Schanzer to present a program at our church April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Schanzer is an ophthalmologist who along with her husband, have operated the Southern Eye Clinic of Serabu (SECS) since 2006. Each year their team treats 15,000 patients and performs 1,000 eye surgeries serving all of Sierra Leone and the six neighboring countries in West Africa. Patients having cataract surgery have been blind for an average length of 20 years before treatment at SECS. All exams, medicines, glass and surgery are provided free.

Dr. Schanzer heard the call to mission work as a young girl. As a higher schooler, she worked for Dr. Michael DeBakey which solidified her passion to be a medical missionary. She and her husband, Tom, took their first trip mission trip to Nigeria in 1988. Dr. Schanzer currently practices locally with The Guthrie Clinic.

Her program at our church will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the public will be invited to come and hear the story of her work. Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to join us for this inspiring talk.


Southern Eye Institute

If you wish to make a contribution to

Dr. Schanzer’s mission work in West Africa, make checks payable to:

Southern Eye Institute

PO Box 771317

Memphis, TN 38177


"The Valley United Presbyterian Church and the Catholic Community of the Epiphany gratefully acknowledge all donors who responded to the recent appeal for the Pennsylvania Chow for Children program. This program provides food to families from Sayre, Athens and South Waverly with children enrolled in Head Start. A total of $10,175 was donated by December 31, 2022 from the donors. "

"To support the Pennsylvania Chow program, checks made payable to "Pennsylvania Chow for Children '' can be sent to Valley United Presbyterian Church; 459 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY 14892.

The church maintains a separate account for all Chow donations and donations are tax-deductible.

On Easter Eve, April 15th, pick-up trucks, trailers, and volunteers appeared at Epiphany Church in Sayre to collect the food and financial donations the parish gathered during Lent. The food was transported to Valley United Presbyterian Church, the home of Chow for Children, a mission project supported by both congregations. The Chow program works to fill the food insecurity gap for 40 families (approx. 170 people) in the Sayre-Athens Head Start program. The nearly-empty shelves were replenished for the coming weeks, and we're thankful to all those who support the Chow for Children program.



May 26th at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Come join us to watch "Soul Surfer", the true story of Bethany Hamilton who survived a shark attack and overcame all the odds to become a champion again.


Bible Study for Working Folks

Mondays at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall

If you're interested call or text Pastor Sharan (610-955-4620)

April was spaghetti sauce and pasta collection month. The congregation collected 71 jars of sauce and 41 boxes of pasta. Thank you to everyone that donated! In May we will be collecting peanut butter.

June 22, 203

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Eat in or take out

All welcome. Free to public but donations are accepted.

Serving: Baked chicken & pasta salad



June 3rd

9:00 am to noon

This year the annual plant sale to benefit our Pennsylvania Chow program is Saturday June 3, 9:00 a.m. to noon. New this year, volunteers from the Epiphany Parish will help by donating plants and helping with set-up the morning of the sale. Also new this year, the sale will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with a presentation in the fellowship hall from local Master Gardener Deb Landy. How can you help? Start making plans now to donate perennials from your yard, annuals you have potted up, or garden seedlings. Donated plants can be dropped off the week ahead of the sale by leaving them at the back entrance near the ramp. Place information with your plant that identifies what it is, its expected size at maturity, and its sun requirements. If you have questions, call Ann Goodwin at 570-888-4626.


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