Announcements for 6/21

PLEASE DON’T FORGET about your monthly special mission envelopes.  Donations to these projects have decreased while were unable to meet together.  We hope to get back on track now with supporting the projects designated by your Social Ministries Committee.  If you have suggestions for future designations, please talk with any of our committee members or leave a note in Amy Folmsbee’s mailbox.

CAMP PIONEER will remain our designated special mission for June envelopes.  Planning for summer activities is continuing as COVID restrictions change, but it is clear that not all of the usual camps and other activities will be able to proceed this year.  Please note that cabins will be open and available for family units through the summer if you are looking for a peaceful family retreat location.  Pastor Bahr wishes to share that there are hopeful options being considered for the future of our camp.  However, this summer will present special financial challenges because of COVID, so our help is needed to support our camp during the next few months.  If you would like to help keep our camp open, please send your donation to church in your June special mission envelope (or another clearly marked envelope), or donate online under “special mission”.    

SUMMER MISSION PROJECT:  We will have tables available in the narthex and chapel starting in July and continuing through August to receive donations of SOCKS, UNDERWEAR, AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the children in need at Harry Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls.  We have checked with their administrators, and yes, they are able to accept our donations.  They have continued to have a great need for these items, even with distance learning.  So no matter what the school situation looks like in September, they anticipate that there will continue to be numerous requests for help.  Please remember this mission as you are out shopping, and of course, shop safely (masks, distancing, and wash your hands).

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