Mission Moments – March 2020
Church World Service Blanket Fund
Thank you for your generous support of the Blanket Fund, administered by Church World Service. Please take a moment to look at the blankets in the front of the church. There is still time to add a heart when you donate a blanket. The hearts and cards are in the mission area. 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.
Envelopes were in the bulletin on February 23rd, but you can still turn them in through March 8th. The cost of a blanket is $10. (If paying by check, please make it payable to Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church with blanket fund in the memo section.)
Again, thank you for helping to fulfill the “blanket the world with love” motto of the blanket fund. https://cwsblankets.org/
Souper Bowl of Caring Update
Thank you for your support of the Souper Bowl and to Paul and Ellen Dost for tallying up the donations! The food pantry received 103 cans of soup and the Cathedral Kitchen will receive $167 for the wonderful work they do in Camden!
There is a newsletter from the Cathedral Kitchen in the Family Life Center in the rack under the Logan newsletters if anyone would like to read more about the work that they do in Camden. http://www.cathedralkitchen.org/
Lenten Soup Suppers
Our annual soup suppers will be held on Wednesdays- March 18, 25, and April 1- at 6:30 PM in the Family Life Center. This is always a wonderful time of fellowship and mission focus. We are still planning what topics will be presented this year so look for more information to follow!
Church World Service Hygiene Kits
The hygiene kits will be an on-going project which will continue through the spring. Here is a list of supplies and this year, we are trying something new- you can make a complete kit, or you can donate individual items. Church World Service is very specific about what items go into the kit and how to put it together. The collection boxes will be in the mission area for both completed kits and individual supplies. (If you are donating individual supplies, leave them in the package, if completing the kit, follow the instructions.)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- One hand towel measuring approximately 15″ x 28″ to 16″ x 32″ (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)
- One washcloth
- One wide-tooth comb removed from the package
- One fingernail or toenail clipper removed from the package
- One bath-size bar of soap in the wrapper
- One toothbrush in the package
- Ten standard size Band-Aids
All items need to fit inside a one-gallon plastic zipper closure bag. Remove the excess air from the bag and seal before boxing. Do NOT add any extra items or toothpaste. A tube of extended expiration date toothpaste will be added to each hygiene kit just prior to its final journey. (Please include two dollars to cover shipping costs)
-With Gratitude, Corinne Latini
We are very grateful for the generous contributions to the Logan Food Pantry during the holiday season and in the past months. We received food from both individuals and organizations that was so helpful in keeping the food pantry serving the needs.
We did receive an abundance of holiday type food (stuffing, gravy, instant potatoes, and a lot of cranberry sauce). We are well stocked with these items at the present time and will be for a while.
We are also in good supply of the Chef Boyardee canned pasta items although this could be temporary. I’ll let you know if we need to add this item in the future to restock. We are good to go with boxes of pasta but always need the jar spaghetti sauce to go with it. Please check the lists posted around the church.
Okay – so that’s what we have enough of at present, but what do we need?
JAR SPAGHETTI SAUCE
CANNED SOUP IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED
COFFEE, TEA AND JUICE – ASSORTED FRUIT JUICES
TUNA AND CANNED SALMON – CHICKEN STEW AND BEEF STEW
Paper products and cleaning products are very much in demand. This is due in part because food stamps cannot be used to purchase these items. This includes:
LAUNDRY DETERGENT** – Much needed item
PAPER TOWELS – TOILET PAPER – TISSUES – NAPKINS
SHAMPOO AND SOAP
The food pantry folks always express their gratitude for our help. They show an interest in Logan, asking to read the newsletter and inquiring about members of the church they have met. We have added more people over the past few months. We now have an average of 12 people at each opening. Some of this is word of mouth and some could be the closing of other food pantries in the area.
May God bless you for your generosity and interest. Feel free to ask questions or to stop by anytime to meet the folks and see how we operate.
– Shirley Phillips
CROP Walk 2019 in the Pouring Rain
CROP Walk for Hunger – 2017