December Mission Moments
There are many ways to serve the Lord through mission projects during December! Our main focus is the Birthday Party for Jesus on December 16th. This year it will be a family party as we will be celebrating Jesus as well as his parents, Mary and Joseph. As you read the bible story of Jesus’ birth and what followed you will see that his family needed shelter as they prepared for His birth and that they had to flee the violence of King Herod and seek a home in a foreign land to be safe from his wrath. (Luke2:1-7 and Matthew 2: 1-18). Many of the same issues and needs are still present in our society today. We are collecting items for women and children who are seeking shelter from domestic violence at the Camden County Women’s Center (http://www.camdencountywomenscenter.org/) and items for women and men who are homeless and are patrons of Joseph’s House in Camden (https://www.jhoc.org/wishlist/)
Please see the list of needed items following this article.
The annual Pet Pals collection is under-way and we appreciate those who are helping to make the lives of the recipients and their pets a bit brighter this Christmas!
The mitten, scarf, and glove tree is set up and ready to be decorated with items for men, women, and children.
Our food pantry needs continue, and our patrons are grateful for the generosity of our congregation. Please see the pantry list for items most needed.
Yes, there is a lot to consider and we appreciate anything that you are able to contribute. Most importantly, please pray for these various missions and for those who depend daily on the generosity of strangers. Thank you for sharing your blessings! (Matthew 25:31-40)
-Corinne Latini, Mission Commission
Camden County Women’s Shelter
New or gently used and cleaned comforters and blankets
Extra-long twin sheet sets (the kind used for dorm beds)
Toiletries, combs, brushes
Diapers sizes 4, 5, and 6
Grocery gift cards
New toys for infants and children- i.e. baby dolls, themed toys, board games, puzzles, also new pajamas, new slippers (with tags), NO WEAPONS or SWORDS
New or gently used clean women’s and children’s coats
Light weight throws and blankets
Toiletries for men and women
Washcloths and towels
Hair brushes and combs
8 oz. foam cups
12 oz. foam bowls
Gently used clean or new seasonal clothing, functional and casual- adult sizes only
Logan Food Pantry
Thank you to all who make contributions to the Logan Food Pantry. With Christmas just around the corner, we will be collecting food for the holidays, as well as food for everyday use. Here are some of the items we can use in the coming months:
*HOLIDAY DINNER TRIMMINGS AND SIDES
CANNED BEEF STEW AND CHICKEN STEW
CANNED PASTA ITEMS
SPAGHETTI SAUCE (JAR)
Have a blessed holiday and remember our food pantry folks in your prayers.
CROP Walk for Hunger – 2017