Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Advent Outreach Project

As you know each year during Advent, we have a church-wide project to help those in need. This year we will be collecting gloves, mittens, hats and scarves. For whom? We're glad you asked.

The Outreach Committee has nominated three groups -- homeless veterans (did you know that 1 in 4 homeless individuals is a veteran?), migrant workers on Route 59 (many of whom have no warm clothing), and sailors through the Seamen's Church Institute who are far away from their families, often badly treated, and because of the changes in law after September 11, rarely allowed to leave the ship.

We would like you to vote for your favorite organization, or add names to this list. With each donation of cold-weather gear you make, please take a moment to cast a vote for the group you would like to see receive the donated items. the gloves, hats, scarves and mittens will be distributed proportionately based on teh number of votes received.

It is a reminder of how fortunate we are to have our many blessings and our on going obligation to care for those most in need.