FLOWER CHART for2021 is now up and hanging in the narthex. You may also sign up by calling the office. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56.
MEALS ON WHEELS OF NIAGARA FALLS is our designated special mission for January. This is a local agency serving the ill, disabled, and elderly in our city. They are NOT affiliated with national Meals on Wheels programs, and do NOT receive any government funding. Because they have no income requirements to qualify for assistance, they are able to serve many who would otherwise fall through the cracks. This organization was started 50 years ago by members of St. Paul Lutheran Church on 18th Street, and many of our members have volunteered with them over the years. If you would like to support their work, please use your special mission envelope during January, or donate online under “special mission”.
THANK YOU for your generous donations to this year’s Advent Giving Tree. Your gifts will be delivered over the next couple of weeks to the appropriate agencies, where they will be distributed directly to our neighbors in need in Niagara Falls.
SOCIAL MINISTRIES will not be meeting in person this month. Committee members will be receiving an update and outline of upcoming business by mail or email.
THANK YOU to Grace members, friends of Grace, and the Social Ministries Board for your support of Help and Hope for the Homeless, Inc. during the December special missions month. I am both humbled and gratified by your generous response to our mission of helping homeless individuals and/or families to leave this lifestyle. God’s Blessings, John Loss.
THE GLEANINGS submission deadline for the next issue is Friday, January 15th.