Missions and Outreach
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thristy and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me."
~ Matthew 25:35
More from Missions:
If you can't bring donation items for Damien's Pantry or Mobile Ministries on Sunday mornings, there will be drop boxes in the church office during normal business hours. Stop by, say hello, and donate! All contributions are needed and greatly appreciated! Extras from November will go to the Wareham YMCA to be used in Thanksgiving baskets.
Some suggestions: canned fruits, nutritional drinks (such as Ensure), small healthy snack items, soups, canned vegetables, Canned or bagged pet food is also welcome. Let's fill our sanctuary steps with items!
Many of you may be wondering what meal train is all about. You may already have received an email inviting you to participate. Below is an explain of Meal Train, taken straight from the web site. It is a wonderful way to help anyone who needs a helping hand!
Meal Train creates and strengthens physical communities, enabling giving by reducing the information gap between those in need and those with the capacity to help.
WHAT WE DO
mealtrain.com simplifies the organization of meal giving around significant lift events. We strive to simplify and promote interpersonal relationships between friends, families, and neighbors through meals.
A Meal Train is rooted in the idea that a meal is a symbolic gesture of one person"s willingness to help another. The meal is a vehicle that allows the giving party the opportunity to show they care, that they hope to reduce a burden, and they will be there for the receiving party in the future. this outreach is a true interpersonal connection and is one that helps foster inter-dependence, dialogue, and compassion.
Collection boxes can be found in the Narthex for:
Mobile Ministries: (formally Mobile Loaves and Fishes) will be needing our help to stock the trucks that go to different parts of New Bedford to distribute clothing donated to the homeless. They need raincoats, sweatshirts, lightweight jackets, caps, and socks. There will be a container in the vestry to collect your donations. They go out Mondays and Saturdays with their trucks to outfit the homeless in New Bedford. You generously helped them in the winter with a wonderful supply of clothing. They are very thankful for your support.Gifts to Give: stuffed animals can be given to the children because of the special process that G to G has to clean them.
Turning Point: Backpacks, Plain and Colored Pencils, Blue and Black Pens, Pencil Sharpeners, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters, Notebooks, 3-Ring Binders, Filler Paper, White Glue, Rulers, Erasers
Mercy Meals: Good Used Books, White Tube Socks
Damien's Pantry: (Please check expiration dates) Hot/Cold Cereals, Pancake Mix, Pancake Syrup, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Dry Pasta and sauce, Rice, Mac and Cheese, Instant Potatoes, Baked Beans, Soups, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Tuna Fish, Juices
We appreciate your support - we couldn't do what we do without your help!!
Your Missions Committee