Mission Moments – February 2019
I hope you had the chance to read the “Flurry of Thank You’s” posted on the mission area bulletin board. Your generosity provides hope and comfort to people in our immediate community as well as the global community. We are blessed to share the love of God and to demonstrate Christ’s call to help our brothers and sisters in need through these activities.
Souper Bowl of Caring
The Souper Bowl of Caring is held on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd. The first Souper Bowl of Caring was held by one church in 1990 and generated $5,700. Last year, over eight million dollars was raised by churches around the country https://souperbowl.org/info/263/Our_Story. There will be soup pots in the Family Life Center in which you may place a dollar (or whatever you feel moved to contribute) and you can say a prayer as you do so for the Cathedral Kitchen which will be the recipient of the donations. The work of the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden is amazing! Their mission is: “Serving up hope in Camden by using food to nourish people, train people, and employ people through its mission to end hunger” (http://www.cathedralkitchen.org/).
We also collect canned soup for our food pantry. (Tomato soup seems to be less than popular so no tomato soup, please)
Church World Service Blanket Fund
The Blanket Fund that is administered through Church World Service and blankets are provided to those in need globally as well as here in the United States. The need is great, especially this year, with the many natural disasters that occurred. There are also many man-made disasters such as war that have refugees fleeing with only the clothes on their backs.
The collection continues through February with the opportunity to make your donation a Valentine’s Day gift for someone! There are gift cards and hearts in the mission area if you chose to do so. There are also paper hearts so you can write the name of the person (or your name) on it and stick it on the blanket to help fulfill the “blanket the world with love” motto of the blanket fund. The cost of a blanket is $10, and you can see samples of the types of blankets displayed in the front of the church.
Consider purchasing a blanket to honor a loved one for Valentine’s Day this year!
CROP Walk for Hunger – 2017