HOPE PANTRY UPDATE

Our Hope Pantry is always looking for a few good volunteers. Once a month you will have an opportunity to sign up and help our neighbors. On the day before our pantry, six volunteers are needed at 1:00 pm for about one and one half hours to unload and stock bread and produce. Then the rolling pantry shelves are put in place for Saturday, and we prepare the shopping bags.

 

On Saturday, eight volunteers are needed to shop with our clients, weigh the bags and help them to the cars. Helpers need to arrive by 9:50, and we should be closed up by 12:30. Please consider helping with this rewarding mission.

 

We, as a church, and each one of us individually, are blessed to be able to support our neighbors, and this mission returns so much to all of us. We hope that you have the opportunity to participate in this ongoing project, as we continue to grow HOPE as a pantry and an extension of our church.

 

We will continue to need your support to keep the pantry stocked. Your donations of paper towels, toilet tissue, tooth paste, bar soap, shampoo, laundry, and dish detergent are very helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 


TOY BOX

Believe it or not, Christmas will soon be here. As in previous years, we will be collecting toys for the Toy Box project at Trinity—St. Mark in Detroit. You may start bringing your toys in on November 4th. The Toy Box collection box will be set up in the Narthex. We will be collecting toys through December 9th. Toys ap-propriate for the Toy Box collection would in-clude books, puzzles, games, Lego’s, dolls, action figures, art supplies (crayons, markers, coloring books, drawing paper), and balls. Please do not purchase stuffed animals, toy guns, toy knives, toy swords, or anything that resembles a weapon. Thank you for helping to make this holiday a Merry one for less fortunate children.


Seniors Group

The Seniors Group (55+) will be having their annual Christmas party at the Gazebo Banquet Hall on Monday, December 10th. Please see Joe or Ida for info.


DECEMBER ACTIVITIES


DECEMBER 9TH: CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & BREAKFAST

UP UNTIL DECEMBER 9TH: TOY BOX COLLECTION FOR

TRINITY ST. MARKS IN DETROIT


DECEMBER 14—16: WRAP IT UP IN FELLOWSHIP HALL;

HOLIDAY MARKET & BAKE SALE


DECEMBER 24TH: CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES

AT 6:30 P.M. AND 11:00 P.M.



 

Other on-going Activities

 

BOWLING

Bowling started in September - anyone wishing to join please contact Tim Cole, Donna Canu or Jerry Marr. It’s not too late to join.

 

EXERCISE CLASS

EVERY MONDAY and WEDNESDAY from 3 to 4 pm. Both men and women are welcome to join this on-going class. Cost is $1.00 per person per class. The instructor is from the Arthritis Foundation.

 

HELP WANTED—SOUND BOARD

We're always looking for help on the sound board; it would require some training. If this seems interesting to you, please talk to Jim on Sunday or call him.

 

CHOIR

We are always looking for more singers to join the Choir; we have a place for you. You are most welcome,

 

Hope UCC Newsletter

October 2018

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