The recent Garage Sale was a “win” for several reasons. First, many in the congregation, moving or downsizing, were able to donate unneeded items to our sale! We had a bounty of things to sell and we are grateful to all who took the time to contribute.
Secondly, we were able to help many in our community with items they needed. A number of puzzles and games went to the Senior Center and also some decorating items. We gave several boxes of dishes, glasses and mugs to City Gates Ministry, which helps people transition into permanent housing. Other donations went to Garfield School in the form of school supplies and books for the children whose parents do not have funds to provide these items. A number of school teachers, or families of school teachers, came to purchase books and games for their classrooms!
The women made about $1300, but there is more money to come in. It was a great time and I personally want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the sale a success. Thank you!
October Meeting: Saturday, December 14th at 10:30 am
Members of the Puerto Rico mission team will be presenting some of their stories about the trip. Come for the fellowship, to hear what our group is doing and more experiences from our mission team.
Christmas Brunch: Saturday, December 14th at 10:30 am
Someone asked me recently when tickets would go on sale for the Christmas Brunch! Wow!!
Sandi Swarthout, an outstanding soloist and member of our church choir, will present a program of Christmas music. Other details of the program are still being worked out. Tickets will go on sale in early November, so watch your bulletin/insert for more details. After our garage sale in September we have decided not to have the Treasure Room this year. We will concentrate on the Cookie Room and Brunch.
Change in Mission Emphasis
For years we have asked for your sheets to make roller bandages as they are used in place of medical tape in underdeveloped countries. At conference this year we were told that roller bandages would no longer be accepted, but without the explanation. I have recently learned that the countries, which use roller bandages, have a 5 year supply and just can’t store anymore!
So, our group is going to focus on local missions, and from time to time invite the congregation to be a part of what we are doing. Our first local mission outreach will be the collect diapers for a local group which supports adoptive and foster parents. We may add other local missions as well. More details will be in upcoming bulletins.
As always, thank you for your support of Women’s Ministries!