Did you know that that our Community Plate, which is passed during each Sunday service, collects an average of $500 each week during the regular church year? That's more than $2000 each month that goes to important projects outside of our church's operating expenses. In addition to collection money, the CSC is involved in Community Outreach projects, collecting food, helping children at the Boys and Girls Club choose and wrap holiday gifts for their parents, buying turkeys for baskets, participating in the Crop Walk and many others.The Community Service Committee (CSC) would love to have you on board, whether it's for one event or the entire year. We also need requests from the congregation for our plate donations (forms available in theoffice.) We should be proud that our church donates to community projects, which include healthy meals for children and adults, community gardens, women rights, peace actions, food banks, summer day camp tuition, animal welfare, environmental programs, hospice and so much more.
You can participate in our work, whether or not you are on the committee or can attend monthly meetings. Here are some of the areas where the CSC needs help:
Collect and deliver food
Souper Bowl Sunday
Wrap gifts at the Girls and Boys club
Take meeting notes
Talk with church members about requesting funds from our Community Plate
Help write a mission statement
You can be any age (think poster making, collecting cans of food, dressing up as a can of food). To learn more, contact Deb Bruss by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't have email, leave a message at 856-7529.
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“How Can I Keep from Singing?” Lyn Betz & Kristofer Johnson
We will solicit members of the congregation to submit personally meaningful hymns and ask them to speak briefly about the personal impact or story that makes that hymn so special. This will be a service rich in singing and sharing.