Mission Moments – February 2020
Please remember to stop by and read the thank you notes 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.
The 30th Souper Bowl of Caring will be held on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd. The first Souper Bowl of Caring was held by one church in 1990 and generated $5,700. Last year, 9.6 million dollars was raised by churches around the country http://www.souperbowl.org/ . 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/). The Cathedral Kitchen newsletter is in the rack in the Family Life Center if you wish to read more about them. (thank you, Ellen!)
You can also bring a can of 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 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. https://cwsblankets.org/
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 in the front of the sanctuary 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 or remember a loved one for Valentine’s Day this year!
-Blessings, 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