As we leave worship on Sunday, we enter the mission field. People in our church family are engaged in mission in everyday life. We set up a mission donation center next to the coffee table in the entryway to collect items that our members and friends have requested.
St. Agnes Pediatric Unit ‑ Kirstie Leestma is an RN in the Pediatric Unit of St. Agnes Hospital, which is in need of toys for all ages (infant to teen) for their patients. Receiving a toy makes kids feel more comfortable and at ease when they’re in the hospital, which helps them heal. All items must be new.
North Fondy Orioles ‑ Jordan deMay is part of Bessie Allen Middle School’s student leadership. Students are assembling baby boxes, which will be given to expectant moms in need. Jordan is inviting her church family to join her in collecting items to give new babies a good start in life. Items needed include blankets, toys, clothing, nuks, books and diapers for ages 0-12 months. All items must be new.
Stone Soup Community ‑ Stone Soup offers a meal and an opportunity to connect every Saturday afternoon in a downtown parking lot. Since the ministry started, food needs have been consistently met (and exceeded!), but the group has an ongoing need for single serving containers (such as whipped topping containers and 16-ounce sour cream containers), sandwich bags, and plastic grocery bags. You can follow Stone Soup on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stonesoupfdl/.
Food Pantry ‑ Nonperishable food items will be delivered to local food pantries and distributed to families in need.