Sponsors are needed for upcoming months. The cost of sponsorship is $70. Sponsors can be one person or family or a group.Learn More
The sleeping bag ministry began its 2017 season on Monday, January 9. We meet every Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00pm. We gather in the basement (Fellowship Hall) of Calvary UMC at 6:00pm, share a meal, and get to work by 6:30pm. The sleeping bags are made from recycled materials, stuffed with personal items such as toothpaste, shampoo, hats and gloves then distributed to nearby homeless shelters. The team is also working on plastic mats made from plastic grocery bags, so you can see there is plenty to do. No sewing experience needed; if you can tie a knot, you can make a sleeping bag! Please consider joining us on Monday evenings. Questions? Please contact Lynn Sevick or Joan Bradley. Thank you!
Crocheters Needed to Make Sleep Mats for the Sleeping Bags
The group that makes the quilts for the homeless is looking for persons who are able to crochet. There are directions for using the plastic grocery bags to crochet a plastic mat which keeps the quilts off the ground keeping the quilt drier. There are already rolls of "plastic yarn" ready to be used and needles are available. If you can crochet or want to learn please contact Joan Bradley. We would love to give a plastic mat with every quilt but are in desperate need of persons who crochet.Learn More
HELP NEEDED – Connellsville, West Virginia, Louisiana – all have been in the news because of dramatic flooding. In each of these natural disasters, and others around the world, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is on the scene with needed relief. For flood clean-up we provide CLEANING BUCKETS that enable safe cleaning of flooded buildings. The supply of these kits is constantly being depleted, so the Mission Committee challenges you to help us fill buckets with needed supplies. Bring one or more of the items on the list, or make cash offering (marked “Cleaning Buckets”) so that we can purchase the added components. We hope to fill at least five buckets by the end of October. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Myles Bradley or Joan Bradley.
Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket, fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.Important Notes