Sunday school will again be sponsoring the Fall 500 Food Drive
to benefit our local food pantry.
They will be gathering food staples
November 5th – 26th
and giving us updates each week during the service.
The kids really learn through this “hands on” experience.
When at the store, be sure to buy extra for this mission of our Sunday school! Thanks!
Sunday School Fall 500:
Once again, the challenge is on to collect 500 items for the less fortunate in our community. This year, we have a “head-start”, as we collected 140 toothbrushes, toothpaste & floss for HEADSTART preschool programs in 5 counties. Rachel Luers spearheaded this collection as part of a community outreach project she’s working on in her nursing classes, as she works toward her RN. Now we need 360 food, personal care products and/or laundry products to reach our goal by Sunday, November 24. The Sunday School is asking both our churches to help us reach this goal. Canned fruit is the canned food item in most need.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. Matthew 25:35
On December 8, we will help pack food baskets at the Food Pantry, 1-3 pm. Sunman Food Pantry expects to give out about 200 food baskets this year. Looking for something special to do during the holidays? It’s right here, literally, in our own back yard! Families are welcome (and encouraged) to help. Children 9 & up can come on their own. Those under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Update: As of November 24, we had reached – and far exceeded – our goal. 692 food & personal care items were collected at St. Jacob’s and St. John’s!! Wow! Thank you to all who helped achieve this goal! What a great way to start the Advent season!
As part of the United Church of Christ’s Mission 1 campaign (check it out at ucc.org), our Sunday School participants and members of St. Johns and St. Jacobs were working on our goal of 511 food items for the Sunman area food pantry by 11/11/11 (or the Sunday after).
Our tally as of 11/13/11: 585
Nationwide, mission 1′s goal of 1 million nutritious food items was also exceeded, with a current tally of 1,282,157 and counting!
Just imagine what else is possible with God!