Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Stuff The Sunroom

I am so excited about the coming month of October here at Grace Church. All of the following will be taking place during this special month:

We will be launching our first wave of small groups!

We will be adding a third Sunday morning worship service!

We will start a new exciting message series called “Ghostbusters”!

The month will kick off with a huge youth Fifth Quarter event!

The month will end with a big children’s Harvest Party!

But we also want to use the month of October as a church to make a difference in the lives of hurting women and children in our community. Single parenthood and homelessness are two circumstances that are growing in our world at an alarming rate. Statistics tell us that families with children make up 40% of the homeless population. Of that number, up to 25% of the homeless population are women with children.

Throughout October, we will be asking all of our ministries…adult, youth, children, school and daycare to join together to fill the needs of four local organizations that exist to help women and children who are going through struggling times right here in Lancaster County. This is our opportunity to make a positive impact into the lives of hurting people right around us. These organizations include the following:

Mom’s House (http://www.momshouselancaster.org/)

Clare House (http://clarehouselancaster.org/index.html)

Bridge of Hope (http://www.bridgeofhopelcc.org/)

Lancaster County Children and Youth Shelter

It is our desire to literally STUFF THE SUNROOM off of our church lobby with thousands of needed supplies and non-perishable foods for these four local organizations. I will post in my blog tomorrow a list of supplies that are needed by these organizations. Every week through the month of October we are asking everyone who is part of our ministry to bring items on this list with you to the church and help us STUFF THE SUNROOM in order to help meet the physical needs of hurting women and children right here in Lancaster County. If every person brought one item every time they came to church, we could easily STUFF THE SUNROOM from wall to wall and ceiling to floor! How awesome would that be? Why not start picking up these items now?

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