Karen Pearson

 

Upcoming & Current Outreach Activities

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

Food of the Month: Chunky soup, Jelly, Canned Fruit, Pudding, Jello.

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.


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Salem Nutritional Center: Tuesday, May 15th, 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: April 29th, July 29th, 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:

 

HooRaY!!! Another basket full of undies was sorted for delivery to our six area elementary schools (West Ridge, Holmes Road, Autumn Lane, Longridge, English Village, and Brookside.  Don’t forget: we are adding ADULT UNDIES, designated for the Open Door Mission, to our requests. You can put them in the same green basket in the commons area.

 

Our last  organized project (before August/September) will be the annual interfaith CROP Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 6, starting at 2:00 p.m. from Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd.  After registration, which starts at 1:30, walking routes include the traditional 6-mile trek, a  3-mile circuit, or the “Golden Mile.”  Just think of all those extra steps you  can log on your Fitbit! Bum knee ? Unhappy hip? If walking is not your thing, you can still participate by pledging $$$ to those signed up to walk! Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf will receive 25% of the proceeds, so this is a wonderful way to help our community.  Last year, of the $7,381 total, $975 was raised by GUMC!  Please sign up in the commons between services. For additional information, contact Glenna Johantgen (663-0449). Go, GUMC!

 

In addition to supporting the Open Door Mission’s needs, we will once again be collecting items for the Veterans Outreach Center.  Personal needs for homeless vets for the spring and summer seasons include: travel size toothpaste, toothbrushes; travel size men's and women's deodorant, soap, shampoo and conditioner; women's hygiene products, mini first-aid kits, basic lightweight multi-pack white T-shirts for men and women (Sizes S-XL); Hanes underwear for men and women (disposable okay as well); light cotton socks; travel size medicine such as Tylenol/Advil; flip flops for showers/shelters; granola bars, water bottles, nut mixes; $5 gift cards for Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton's.

We will be collecting donations in the box located in the commons until Sunday, May 27, with all items delivered to the VOC during the week of Memorial Day.  If you have questions or are interested in     volunteering, please call Dorris White at 227-5484 or email at d_white@rochester.rr.com.

 

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