The first Sunday of each month is designated as Food Pantry Collection Sunday.
All donations at any time are greatly appreciated. Look for the Food Pantry Boxes located around the church. Jesus said, “Whenever you feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit the imprisoned or minister to the stranger, you have done it unto me..”
Heartfelt thanks to all of you who supported the Food Pantry in 2012. It takes hours of background work of volunteers to prepare for the 2 days a week that we distribute food to those in need. I thank you for all you do to help us to be of service to the needy in our community. We could not do all that we do without the help of dedicated volunteers. In 2011 we served 457 families, 742 adults and 395 children. There was a slight increase in the number of families but a significant increase in the number of adults and a slight decrease in the number of children that we served this year. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
Please call 942-9068 for an appointment, between the hours of 9:30AM and 11:30AM on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Joann Ramsey, Director
We are here to share the concern for your need for food. The Pantry is open Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 AM to Noon. To receive food you must have a referral from a social agency, a social worker, a church or a school. Please bring proof of residency and proof of income when you come to pick up your food. Always call at least a day ahead of the date you wish to visit the Pantry for an appointment. This gives us time to prepare the bags of food for you. We do not accept walk-ins. Please call 942-9068 for an appointment, between the hours of 9:30AM and 11:30AM on Wednesdays and Fridays
This food for the body is being offered as evidence of God’s love for all people and our concern is for your livelihood. Equally important is food for the soul, because Jesus said: “People cannot live by bread alone, but also by every word that comes from God.”
A heartfelt Thank You to all who support our Food Pantry. For more information on how you can help this ministry please click HERE.
God Bless You.
Birthright is an organization that provides help to children who are born to needy families. During Lent, a bassinette was in the Narthex to receive gifts for children - newborns to 5 year olds. Some items that were needed were diapers, formula, nightgowns, pajamas, play clothes, undershirts and socks.
Sincere thanks to everyone who donated to the Easter collection for Birthright. The agency appreciaed all the great items that were donated. When we gave the gifts to the Director, she and her coworkers oohed and aahed over the items. They said the ladies who come for help greatly appreciate all the nice things they receive from us. Many thanks to all of you who brighten the lives of those less fortunate than we.
Body of Christ Community, on 38057 Erie Road, and Vintage Development Group, both based in Willoughby, have combined in a community outreach.
Old cell phones may be donated, and the proceeds from the exchange of the phones will be invested in the purchase of taxable items that are not covered by food stamps. Items such as toilet paper, paper towels, and hygiene products, will be distributed by the Body of Christ Community.
Contact Pastor Mike Currier at 440-942-1985 or feb161991(at)sbcglobal.net or Melina Bennett of the Church Network at 440-946-9029 or churchnetwork(at)sbcglobal.net.
The program flyer can be viewed below.