ANNUAL BATHROOM TISSUE COLLECTION: Tables available in the chapel and narthex through February to receive donations of toilet tissue. Heart, Love, & Soul tells us it is one of their most requested (but least donated) items, and their supply is CRITICALLY low at the present time. This is something that all of us use daily and most of us take for granted (until we run out, that is). But it cannot be purchased with EBT cards (formerly called food stamps), so those living in poverty in our city often have difficulty providing this item for their families. Your gifts will help our neighbors in need maintain their dignity. Thank you for helping with this mission.
YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS to our January mission, along with matching funds from the Social Ministries’ budget line, allowed us to send a check for $825 to our local Young Life organization. Grace will appear as a full page sponsor in their annual fundraising dinner brochure. Thank you for supporting this Christian group that is doing wonderful work with our local youth.
HELP NEEDED: We are in need of one or more volunteers to trim and send donated postage stamps to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML). LWML is able to use these stamps to raise funds for the many mission projects they support. This is a task that can be done from the comfort of your home. If you are interested in assisting with this project or have questions, please speak to Erika Tuscher.
FEBRUARY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to help Wings Flights of Hope. Wings is a local 100% volunteer organization that is completely reliant on charitable donations. They provide air transportation to specialized doctors and hospitals for any person, any age, in need of medical attention. Medical transport by air normally costs $20,000 or more. WINGS’ pilots donate their time, planes, and all expenses so that this service is available for FREE to the patient and their family. If you would like to help us support this local organization, please place your Special Mission envelope in the offering plate during February, or designate a special mission donation online.
A SIGN UP SHEET is available on the glass case for YOUNG LIFE’S annual fundraising dinner, scheduled for Thursday, March 26, beginning at 6 PM at Classics V on Niagara Falls Boulevard. There is no charge to attend this dinner, however if you wish to support Young Life, donations will be accepted during the event. Please see Dick Crawford for more information on Young Life or this annual event.
CHOIR PRACTICE will resume on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 PM in the chapel. All are welcome to attend. The only requirement is a desire to sing your praises to God. Please consider joining the group!
YOUTH FOR TRUTH is looking for recliner chairs and sofa beds to replace broken furniture in the Youth Room. Please notify a youth leader if you have a donatable item.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: Photography sessions start this week. Visit the sign-up table in the Fellowship Hall after worship to reserve your session. Each participating family will receive a free directory and a complimentary 8×10 photograph. Bring a canned good to your session and receive a $5 coupon towards your order.