OUTREACH MINISTRY NEWS – April 2018
Thank you for purchasing food items for Easter Food Boxes for children and families in need. It is truly appreciated.
We are currently making plans for our annual “Support Our Troops Ice Cream Social” to be held on Thursday, May 10th, from 4:30 to 7:30. Tickets are $3.50 each and veterans are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a member of the Outreach Ministry. Please sign up to help by completing the insert in the bulletin or see a member of Outreach. Your help is greatly appreciated by signing up for any of the following: Set Up at 3:30, Clean Up at 7:30, Put up poster/signs, sell tickets, scoop ice cream, serve baked goods, donate pies, brownies, cakes, cookies or water.
All monetary proceeds will be donated to Military Moms in Action who continues to send thousands of packages to the troops serving around the world.
This year, we would like to say thank you to all our veterans, especially those receiving care from the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. If you would like to assist with some of their needs, please bring any of the following items to the church prior to or on the day of the Ice Cream Social.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW
Afghans, Lap Robes, Quilts (minimum size 4′ x4′)
All sizes of coats, knit hats, gloves, heavy and regular socks, thermal underwear (tops/bottoms), undershirts, briefs/boxers, and sweatshirts/sweatpants (sizes 2XL, 3XL, 4XL);
Large Print books: Crosswords, Word Find and Sudoku
Food Pantry items such as: canned soups/vegetables/fruit, non-perishable milk, ready to eat meals, crackers, healthy cereals, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna/chicken, and snacks
Gift cards for emergency purchases of clothing, toiletries and food items from: Walmart, Target, Price Chopper, Hannaford and Shop-Rite.
We would also like to hand out drawings or cards with heartfelt messages to the vets. We invite each of you to join us as we visit the VA Hospital and say hello to some of the vets. If you are interested, please see Kathie Carpenter or Pastor Jenni. We are grateful for your thoughtful gifts to the men and women who have served our country during their lifetime.
NAME CHANGE !!
The Haven of Hope Food Pantry has changed it’s name to the Fonda Food Pantry.
FONDA FOOD PANTRY WISH LIST ☺☺
***Funds for the food pantry are very low so please be mindful when doing your personal grocery shopping.***
The Fonda Food Pantry is in critical need of food items to support local families. Recently, families have received only a portion of what they would normally find with us.
Critical food items needed: Cereals & oatmeal, Beans, Canned fruit & vegetables, Peanut butter & jelly, Soups, Pasta & Pasta sauce, Mac & Cheese, Canned meats, Chili, Sloppy Joe mix, Staples (flour, sugar etc.)
Whatever you can do will be greatly appreciated!!
Volunteers are always welcome in a variety of different areas in our church.
We encourage you to help in a way that you’re feeling called to serve.
Please call the church to find out more or if you would like to volunteer to help
Let’s share God’s love with our community!