E-Newsletter For Sunday, August 11, 2019

Subject: Back to School Supply Drive, Acolyte Fundraiser, Hospice Volunteers, and more… https://mailchi.mp/00311ae041d4/ey7eu7o5mr-1494733

From the Rector 
The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, SCP

Dear Parishioners,

For a while now, our congregation has partnered with and supported a meal program at Greater Anointing Church in Muskegon, MI. 

If you remember, our Parish Administrator, Cindi Sanders, is the one who first got into contact with them when they were looking for help in being more effective in their feeding work. She went to visit with them and find out more about their ministry. 

At the Greater Anointing Apostolic Faith Church in Muskegon Heights, Cindi walked the building as Mrs. Jones told her about their situation. They are located across the street from the projects and they knew there were hungry kids there with no place to go after school. Mrs. Jones told Cindi how the kids who live there often go to sleep hearing gun shots and sirens. So they decided it was God’s call to feed those children, giving them a good meal after school before they went home.

With very little resources as a small congregation, they started offering a meal to the kids after school. Now they are feeding 80 to 120 people (mostly children) three times a week. E

Last year, during Advent, we worked together with First Presbyterian here in Grand Haven to raise the funds to get them a proper stove hood and ventilation fan so they could become a fully licensed kitchen. 

As we enter into the last month of summer, we want to bless the kids who go to the meal at Greater Anointing once more. We are doing a school supplies drive from now until August 26. Anything brought into the office, or on a Sunday, during that time will be brought to Greater Anointing for them to distribute to the kids who come to their meals. Some of the items on the back to school list at Muskegon schools include:

  • Box of 12 Ticonderoga plain yellow #2 pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 box of washable felt markers
  • 24 Count Crayola Crayons
  • 1 payer of scissors
  • 2 pkg lined notebook paper
  • Closable Pencil Box
  • Closable Pencil Pouch
  • Band-Aids
  • Clorox / Lysol Wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Snack size Ziploc baggies

Feel free to drop off your items anytime during the week, or to bring them on Sunday and set them on the pew outside the Parish Office. And if you’d like to volunteer to be on the crew that will bring everything over to Greater Anointing the week of August 26, please click here to let me know.

In a time when hatred and division are so high, let’s extend our hands across the bridge and continue in love and fellowship with our sisters and brothers at Greater Anointing. 

Through Grace,

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