March 21, 2020

DEAR FRIENDS OF HOPE ~Dear Friends of Hope ~
One of the tenants of our Christian faith is to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.  What does this mean?  Simply put, it means reaching out to help meet both the spiritual and physical needs of others.  Right now, our Needs Team is receiving a higher than usual request for food and supplies.  It is surely tempting to want to hold tightly to our own items during these times of uncertain grocery availability.  However, there are many who have lost jobs and are financially strapped, who are ill or immune compromised and cannot get out, or who fall into the elderly category.  Let us instead hold loosely to the things we are gathering for ourselves and share with those in need. We are asking anyone who can to make donations of the following ‘in demand’ items:

Peanut Butter                                                                    
Mac & Cheese                                                                           
Spaghetti Sauce                                                                                                   
Tuna Fish
Canned Chicken
Canned fruits & Vegetables
Ground Beef, Chicken, Frozen Meatballs (1 lb packages work best)
Paper Towels                                                    
Disinfectant wipes                                                          
Disinfectant Hand Sanitizer                                         
Spray disinfectant
Toilet Paper
Laundry detergent
Hand soap

These can be dropped off at church tomorrow (Sunday, March 22nd) between 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  We will have a couple members from the Needs Team there to receive donations at the back door.

Those of us who do not fall into the groups listed above should continue to do our own shopping (following the guidelines of staying home except for necessities), wash our hands, and continue to pray for our nation, the governing authorities who have to make tough decisions, all those who are on the front lines putting their own lives at risk for us, and each other. 

Remember that in these dark times, Jesus remains the Light of the world!

Trusting in Him,