September 2018  
Karen Pearson


Upcoming & Current Outreach Activities

Thanks for ALL you do, making a difference in our community!

Food of the Month: Canned Fruit and Chunky Soups.

Please join us each month as we help to stock the shelves at the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf.  Your donations of food or monetary donations (Funds for Food buckets) help to feed our neighbors in the Greece and Charlotte areas.


Salem Nutritional Center: Tuesday, September18th, 9:00am—2:00pm

Please join us for a morning of serving. Meet/leave Church at 9:00.  At 9:30, lunch prep begins.  Serve 100—150 hungry people at noon. Return to the church at 2:00pm.   We need 10 people there each time. It is a very satisfying ministry. See Deacon Dee for details.



Ongoing Outreach Activities

FIFTH SUNDAY of the month is Undie Sunday

Please bring your donations of new adults' underwear and place them in the big green basket in the commons area. We will deliver them to the Open Door Mission.
2018 Dates: September 30th, December 30th

F.I.S.H. Volunteers Needed

F.I.S.H. urgently needs volunteers willing to pledge one day a month to help the elderly and disabled in the Greece & Charlotte areas with transportation for medical appointments. If  you can help, please call 453-2370.

Greece Food Shelf Items Needed

Because food prices have risen and Food Stamp amounts have been cut, all kinds of non-perishable foods are still needed for the Food Shelf, especially tuna, hot & cold cereal, canned pasta, dry pasta, canned meat, canned fruits, peanut butter and jelly. In addition, they can use toilet paper, toothpaste, dish detergent, and shampoo. Further, they need volunteers to deliver non-perishable food to people who live alone and need "emergency food." If you are willing to help, please call Ann Walker, 865-0870.   See Food of the Month selections above.

Current News:

I’m cleaning house in my brain,

It’s BACK TO SCHOOL Time again. . . .

Brush away TV shows, picnics, beaches, free time goes. . . .

Bring my memory back in gear; sweep the channels, crystal clear.

My brain is an amazing tool, and it’s all ready for BACK TO SCHOOL!


Jacob: So, Leo, why was the teacher wearing sunglasses to school?

Leonard: I don’t know. Why?

Jacob: She had bright students!


Just think! We can help us brighten the days of kids needing school supplies. Items include backpacks, spiral & (marble) composition books, 2-pocket folders, #2 pencils, Crayola crayons, markers (thin, colored, low odor dry erase), colored pencils, rulers, erasers (Pink Pearl & pencil-top), glue sticks, (1-inch) 3-ring binders, sticky notes, tissues, paper towels, Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart, gallon), anti-bacterial wipes, hand sanitizer. . . .

The two big boxes in the commons will be in place through September 9. Once sorted, we will deliver the treasures to West Ridge, Holmes Road, Autumn Lane, Longridge, English Village, and Brookside.

Along with the school supplies, we will also take the July undie donations: 118 packages, totaling 81 pairs of undies for elementary boys & girls as well as 33 pairs for adults (at the Open Door Missions)

Requests to the Food Shelf for September include Chunky soups and canned fruit (anything except applesauce).

Finally, we are still hoping to add a couple of volunteers to help with the weekly Bible Study at Atria. Each week, we present a lesson, following the scriptures from the lectionary, as well as a few stories, connecting life to the scripture. Approximately 9-15 residents assemble each week to enjoy the Bible readings & stories (and, sometimes, treats!). If you think you might be interested, give it a try: come and observe and see if you might enjoy interacting with the residents. To volunteer or hear more about this awesome ministry, contact Karen Pearson, or call 585-392-3892.



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