What’s happening with our Journey to Generosity Fall Pledge Program?

What’s happening with our Journey to Generosity Fall Pledge Program?

Sundays, October 8 and 15: Collection of items for our Journey to Generosity outreach projects – Birthday Party Bags for the Worthington Resource Pantry and items for the New Job Bags for CRIS.

The Birthday Party Bags Project will make it possible for the children of our neighbors served by the Worthington Resource Pantry to have a fun birthday party. We are collectingcake mixes, frosting, candles, birthday plates and napkins, balloons, party favors, stickers, and birthday gift bags to create 50 Birthday Party Bags! Donations can be placed in the labeled blue bin under the information table in the atrium from now to October 15.

The New Job Bags Project will serve our refugee and immigrant neighbors who get a job after participating in the Employment and English Language classes at CRIS. We are collecting notepads, pens, lunch bags, water bottles, pocket calendars or planners, as well as COTA bus passes and gasoline gift cards, to fill 25 New Job Bags, and donations of cash or checks to help buy the nice canvas messenger bags. A weekly bus pass can be purchased at the service desk at Kroger or Giant Eagle for $25. Gas gift cards for $5, $10, or more can be purchased at Speedway and other stations. Gas gift cards and bus passes can be placed in the secure wooden box on the special table near the piano in the atrium from now to October 15. Donations of cash or checks to benefit either “Birthday Bags” or “New Job Bags” can also be placed in this box. Other donation items can be placed in the labeled bin under the information table in the atrium.

Sundays, October 8 and 22: Stewardship Moment speakers at the 9:00 and 11:15 am services

Sunday, October 15: Worship at 11 am on the Village Green followed by a Parish Picnic – giving thanks for God’s generosity, celebrating our Journey to Generosity as a parish family, and inviting others in the community to join us.

Thursday, October 19: Pledge forms for 2018 will be mailed to all parishioners – watch your mailbox!

Sunday, October 22:

  • Assembly of Birthday Party Bags for Worthington Resource Pantry – in Children’s Church
  • Adult Forum at 10:25 am in Kilbourne Hall – “Journey to Generosity: How Our Pledges and People Support Our Ministries,” with David Hissrich (Stewardship Team member, Finance Committee Chair)
  • Assembly of New Job Bags for CRIS – 12:30 pm in Kilbourne Hall with light lunch provided (RSVP to Mary Bailey, 614-854-9907, or Donna Hissrich, 614-203-4562)

Monday, October 23: Group Volunteer session at the Worthington Resource Pantry for kids and parents delivering the Birthday Party Bags 6:30-7:30 pm, preceded by a light supper at St. John’s, 5:15-6:15 pm.

Sunday, October 29 – CONSECRATION SUNDAY – Bring your pledge form to church! Blessings will be offered for the Birthday Party Bags and New Job Bags. A Celebration Meal will be offered in Kilbourne Hall after both the 9 am and 11:15 am services – main dish provided, bring a potluck item to share.

Cake and pen icons created by praveenpatchu and andriwidodo from the Noun Project

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