Bread For the World, Special Collection of Food during Worship, Sunday October 20
Bread for the World Sunday
is an opportunity for you to join
thousands of other Christians in God’s work to end hunger. Through education, prayer, and worship, you can commit yourself to the fight against hunger and poverty in our country and around the world. Despite tremendous progress in recent decades against worldwide hunger and poverty, nearly 16,000 children die every day from hunger-related causes. In our own richly blessed country, one in five children lives in a family that struggles to put food on the table.
Collection of CANNED GOODS and Non Perishable FOOD ITE
MS for the Lakeview Food Pantry – bring as much as you are able to!
But we have the knowledge and resources to end widespread hunger. Churches have already led the way in providing food here in the United States and in helping farmers in Africa grow more food. Now our nation’s decision makers must also change the policies and conditions that allow hunger to persist. Today and in the weeks ahead, you can turn your faith into action when you
• pray for all those who struggle with hunger, poverty, and disease;
• learn more about the causes of and solutions to hunger;
• use your time and financial resources to support local and international
efforts that provide food for hungry people; and
• speak up for hungry people by signing the petition to the president on
the reverse side, asking him to set a goal and work with Congress on a
plan to end hunger in the United States and abroad.
Trusting in the promise of new life, we can be God’s feet and
in the world—creating new hope and opportunity for hungry people.hands
Saturday October 19, 9 am.
Members of the aChurch4Me MCC Community will be walking and there are TWO ways to sponsor the walkers.
1. $10 donation
2. Donating items to Family Rescue, a southside shelter.
• Art supplies (brushes, paint, clay, colored pencils)
• Family size toiletries
• Family size laundry detergent
• Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5, 6)
• Household cleaning supplies
• Lotions, shampoos
• New underwear and socks (women and children sizes)
• Towels and wash cloths
• NEW backpacks and school supplies (scissors, glue, notebooks, folders, binders, calculators)
• Used cell phones
For more information on their organization, please visit their website at http://www.familyrescueinc.org/.
Please drop off either, or both, types of donations to aChurch4Me MCC, Sunday October 13!
Donate, volunteer, spread the word, and help your neighbor!
aChurch4Me MCC upholds 7 values, which we work to live out within ourselves and one another. Faith in Action is one of those values: to actively listen and respond to what God is calling us to do and to be to make our lives, our city and the world more just and loving. One path to create a more just and loving world is to see those around us in need.
Sometimes seeing the need is overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to begin. As a community of faith, we were led to The Night Ministry as a partner to put our Faith in Action. The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty and loneliness. May GLBT and straight teenagers and young adults rely upon the food, shelter, clothing, supplies, education, and support The Night Ministry offers daily. Now and through May, aChurch4Me MCC is stepping up in two ways to assist The Night Ministry: Donations and Volunteering. Please carefully review the information below and prayerfully step forward with donations of items or time as you are able.
Donate Items: Youth, young mothers, and adults
Now through Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13 Boxes for donations are in the back of the church. Please bring one or more of the following items for the Night Ministry:
- Disposable diapers: in sizes 4 & 5
- Socks: packs of new, white cotton socks in adult sizes ONLY. Tube socks preferred.
- Gift cards: $5 Dunkin Donuts/Starbucks, $10 Jewel/Walgreens/CVS, $25 Kmart/Target
- CTA one day pass
- Crochet hooks and yarn
(Donations will be given directly to Night Ministry for distribution.)
Volunteer: The Crib Help bring nourishment to the young people who stay in the shelter called: The Crib! aChurch4Me MCC will be providing breakfast on Saturday May 19, 2012 from 7am to 9am. We will need four volunteers for the serving however for the prep work we will need much more help. The breakfast prep crew will prepare enough food for 25-30 people.
For more information about The Night Ministry visit their website. Nilsa will be available to answer questionsand have sign-up sheets before and after worship at the “Faith in Action” table.