The Mission/Outreach Team recently met to discuss plans to promote awareness of need in the world, nation, area and church without monetary expense. Recent projects such as the Souper Bowl and connecting our shut-ins with congre-gation members are examples.
It costs nothing to smile and greet each other and especially new attendees. It was decided to collect items for various needs the 5th Sunday of March, June, September and December. These are not to be bought but are things we don’t need or throw away. There will be a table with marked containers to collect the donations. Suggestions include the following:
Aluminum cans for Day Care
Plastic bags from stores [Dollar General, Walmart, etc.] for the Food Pantry
Old towels for the APL [pet toys, too]
Kitchen and hand towels for making bibs
Pieces of material for making quilts
Baby & child clothing
Remember: Do not buy anything, just items clean and in good condition. If you have questions, ask a team member [Kris Zemla, Jean Fields, Arlene Loomis, Don & Marcia Palm, Sally McCroskey, Hannah Chase and Carla Clark]
Your Mission team needs you
The mission team is gearing up for many events this summer and is looking for volunteers.
YOUR MISSION TEAM NEEDS YOU!
The mission team is gearing up for many events this summer and is looking for volunteers. The following is a list of events you may be led to be a part of.
1. Mission trip to Washington North Carolina April 26th through May 2nd to do finish work on a house damaged by a hurricane in 2016. The meeting will be on March 6th in the child care center.
2. Block Party July 8, 2017 at Conneaut Township Park from 10-2. This is an event for the community families to have fun, food and fellowship. New Leaf will again have a booth and a game. Also this year will be 3 bounce house and a dunk tank. We need volunteers to help for 2 hours at the booth and other areas at the event.
3. Child Care Appreciation Day- late July or early August, this will be a day for parents and children who attend the day care to come and play games, eat food and have fellowship. We are planning games for tickets for Chinese auction prizes. We need volunteers to cook hot dogs, serve food, and assist with games and the auction. Details will be announced once we firm up the date and time.
4. D-Day Ohio- Three day event on the 3rd weekend in August at Conneaut Township Park. We also will need volunteers for the week of D-Day for set up and tear down. New Leaf is still in charge of the WWII veteran’s tent and luncheon.
If you are interested in becoming involved in any of these events please contact Kris Zemla
Our Missions Team went to Washington North Carolina,
New Leaf Missions Team went to a place that was still trying to recover from 2016 Hurricane Matthew. The first project was a trailer, we were the last of the rehab of that unit, we dug a trench for a sewer line, fix doors, windows, painting, install hot water heater and dryer vent. Last minute items before electricity is turned on and finally after 2 years the owners will be able to occupy their house.
The second house we worked on was for a mother with 2 young girls, currently they are living in the half of a house that was not destroyed by a tornado. We were there to do finish carpentry work their new house on her mother’s property, we did painting, installed deck rails and steps, install bathroom fixtures and lighting, install electrical outlets.