Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Social Ministries


God’s Work – Our Hands

April collections:

Doorstep—Spaghetti sauce and canned tomato products

Rescue Mission—baby wash, shampoo and lotion

Any of these items may be placed in the wooden bin outside the Worship Center.

If you wish to donate to Doorstep, please do so directly. Your direct dollar will have the biggest impact on helping Doorstep assist those in need.

Thanks to all who donated to Doorstep to stock the pantry. Some 215 pounds of food was collected.
The Soup Line was a big success. Thanks to all who helped. There were 42 baskets and they brought $2,611. There were 495 in attendance. There were 129 carry out orders and 553 deliveries. The event made $17,531.00 so far.
Doorsteps Annual Banquet honoring volunteers will be at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30
pm. Volunteers will share their experiences and volunteer awards given.

Prayer Shawls

Do you knit, crochet or do machine knitting? Consider making and donating a prayer shawl to the OSLC ministry.
The shawls are provided to members and friends in need of healing and support. The
shawls may be any size and shape. Sample patterns are available at the Welcome
Center. For more information on how you can help with this ministry, contact Pat Dunavan

The Social Ministries Committee will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm. If you have any interest in participating on this committee, please join us that evening. Contact Regina if you have any questions.

Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
A basket for aluminum pop tabs is located on the wooden collection box near the west entrance to the church.

Box Tops for Education
You can help your schools just by clipping a little coupon off the package of so many things that you buy and use around your home. Cereal of all sorts, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Hamburger Helper, Old El Paso, Betty Crocker, Kleenex, Ziploc products and more have little red/pink coupons on them. Please take a an extra moment and clip these to help make our schools better. A collection basket for these coupons is located on the wooden collection box near the west entrance to the church. A list of products is on the bulletin board at the church.

Soup Labels for Shaner Elementary School A collection basket for these coupons along with the Box Tops for Education is located on the wooden collection box near the west entrance to the church.

Lutheran World Relief

The last session of the season to tie quilts will be Thursday, September 14th. We plan to start tying again after the first of the year. During the weekend of September 30/October 1st, the quilts will be on display in the worship center.

Social Ministries committee is instead asking for donations to help LWR cover the cost of shipping quilts,
school bags and other donated items. Last year the OSLC Piecemakers made 72 quilts for LWR. Each quilt
costs approximately $2.25 to ship. A school bag costs approximately $1.40. If you have any questions, just ask a member of the committee.