How You Can Help 

 

Needing Travel Sized Toiletries

The money raised from the dunk tank at this year’s Block Party was used to purchase 60 Subway gift cards to put into a new batch of BLESSING BAGS. These blessing bags are almost ready to go, but we could still use donations of travel sized shampoo, soap, lotion & deodorant.  If you have any of these items, please bring them to church and put them in the marked box.  Blessing bags are a small way we can offer a bit of hope to those in need of a helping hand.

 

Packing Event at Feed My Starving Children

The next FoC packing session at FMSC is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, from 9:30-11:30.  (Note this is the fourth Wednesday of the month.)  Hunger does not take a vacation. Come and pack a bunch of meals.  No need to sign up, just show up.

 

God's Work. Our Hands.

Family of Christ will be hosting a picnic for our friends at Bethesda Lutheran Communities on Sunday, Sept. 10 in Victoria.  We are seeking 20 volunteers to help set-up, clean-up, serve food and play bingo.  All ages are welcome.  Sign up on the kiosk in the narthex.  This event is part of the larger ELCA “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday.  As we observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are reminded of the gospel’s promise that we are freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbors.  For more information see Pastor Jeanne.

 

SHARED MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS: “Many hands make lite work…” Not to sound motherly but we could  use a lot more hands helping out in our Shared Ministry group! We have a wonderful, dedicated bunch of volunteers currently working very hard to make everyone’s weekly worship experience enjoyable. Please consider helping out in this area whether it be serving coffee (hospitality), communion, ushering or stepping up to be an Assisting Minister! If you’re interested or have questions, contact Kim

 

Know Someone Who Could Benefit from a Prayer Shawl?

The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes prayer shawls for anyone in need of some warmth and comfort, or anyone having a difficult time in their lives.  Please let Melanie Wegner know if you have an idea of someone who could use a prayer shawl.  She would be happy to wrap one up and deliver it.

 

Want to Help Make the Prayer Shawls?

In the cold, dark nights of winter, would you like to learn how to knit or crochet? It is very comforting and satisfying to pray and serve others by making prayer shawls for people. We would love to teach you.  If you already know how or would like to learn how to crochet or knit, and would like to join us making prayer shawls, please contact Melanie Wegner or join us on Fridays at 11:15am in the church youth room.  Newcomers are always welcome!

 

Congregational Care

Do you love to cook? We are looking to add to our list of meal donors for families who are going through trying times. When we hear of a family that could use a meal or two, I will send out an email to the whole list, if the date works well for you, you would just respond that you’re available and I would send you their contact information.  You don’t need to commit to a certain number of meals per year; it’s very much an “if it works for you” kind of volunteer spot but one that is very much appreciated by the recipients! Contact Kim if you’re interested in helping out! Thank you!

 

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Thrivent Members Please consider donating your Thrivent Choice Dollars today to Family of Christ. In the past, these dollars have been used to sponsor J-Term, the summer Block Party and the Annual Meeting Luncheon. Thanks for all your support – these dollars really add up fast!

 

 

 

 

August 22, 2017