THE PANTRY SHELF
For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 KJV 2003
You have an opportunity again this year to ease the worry of some families in Lynden at Christmas time. The plan is to provide boxes of food for six families.
The names of the families come after a request process between the families and Family/Community Services of the Lynden School District. The two week holiday break is particularly hard for low income families. During the school year their children can eat breakfast and lunch at school, but those meals must be provided at home during the break.
Itís estimated that it takes $125 for each box of food. The boxes will contain a number of staples as well as a fresh meat, fruit and holiday treats.
We are asking each of you to consider what you would like to donate to feed these families. You wonít have to shop or remember to bring your purchases to church. Members of the Outreach Committee will shop the bargains and be able purchase identical items for each box.
Collection begins on Sunday, November 30. Please make sure to mark your contribution for Christmas Families. Place contributions in the collection plate, mail to the church or give them to a member of the Outreach Committee.
Collection takes place through Sunday, December 14th. The boxes will be delivered late the following week in time for Christmas.
1 - Harrison & Gracie VanDeKop
2 - Lue Powers
8 - Frank Mansfield
16 - Corwin Samms
19 - Jim smith
26th - Clair & Anne Hibbs
30th - Frank & Joy Mansfield
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The UMW Christmas Tea is Wednesday, December 3, at 1:00 pm. Come and enjoy this social time together as we decorate our tree, sing carols, tell Christmas stories and share delicious desserts. Our November speaker, Joan Hill, talked to us about Youthville Washington. They provide programs that improve the quality of life for vulnerable children through training, supporting and strengthening birth families and foster homes. As our Christmas offering, we have decided to bring baby clothes and baby supplies to be given to Youthville. See their Mission Statement and a list of needed items on the board in the Fellowship Hall.
We welcome you all, you do not need to be a member of the UMW.
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Anne Hibbs, Jim and Anne Sinclair, Jim Brown, & family, Kevin Riley, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Virginia Brynildsen, Michelle Sigler (cousin of Kathy), Kathy Mohebbi & family.
Safe travels. Prayers for our Congregation. Prayers for those recovering from illness or injury. Prayers for the lonely or grief stricken. Prayers for our Nation & World. Prayers for those serving in the Armed Forces.
If you would like to add a joy or concern to the prayer vine, please contact Frances Shuler at 354-1943 and the vine will be activated. The following is our current prayer vine: Frances Shuler, Betty Oberwortmann, Bev Honcoop, Margaret Mustard, Eleanor Shagren, and Cheri Foster.