Thank-you to everyone who contributed to our summer campaign to support The Helping Hands Food Bank. We were pleased to donate $1625!
The Outreach Committee met August 26 to consider our priorities for the fall. As we started to list the many things we have done and been involved with the list was impressive, from collecting items for Inn from the Cold, The Out of the Cold Cafe, Shoeboxes for Shelter, and Refugees, as well donations from our Second Hand Store that went to assist those affected by the apartment fire earlier this year. As well as financial support for the Food Bank, Inn from the Cold, Water Project and FaithWorks (which then to go other agencies). We may have missed some things, but that is impressive— thank-you to everyone. This fall there are two priorities we want to highlight with you, anti-racism and homelessness and poverty.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Anti-racism speaker and conversation last Sunday. We hope it was informative. This is an ongoing conversation, as noted in Rev. Dana’s article. Please join us for another conversation on Sunday October 24 as we share our reflections on the questions that Jacqui asked (which you can find in Rev. Dana’s article) and as we consider where we want to go from here.
Homelessness and Poverty
“Drop Your Drawers and More” for Inn from the Cold. We have been doing the Drop Your Drawers for a few years now and this year we added a few items from their “most needed items” list. We are collecting from now until October 31 when we hope to present them to a representative of the Inn from the Cold in person when they come to speak as part of our FaithWorks Sunday.
- Underwear (Men’s and Ladies S, M, L)
- Long Underwear (Men’s and Ladies)
- Socks; Shoelaces
- Cell Phone Charger – many of us have extras that have come with previous phone, this what we are looking for, any type
- Feminine Hygiene Products
Shoeboxes for Shelter will be our focus next month. Look for more details in our next News from the Pews.
Once again, thank-you for all your support for the various projects and organizations. It is wonderful to see the way Trinity has, and continues to reach out and serve in Jesus’ name.