A Garden of Worthy Causes

We all know there are many worthy causes in need of support. Here are few ways you can help improve your community, both locally and globally.
Soles4Souls: Barefoot4Haiti
On May 2nd, we will be participating in a mission project called Soles4Souls: Barefoot4Haiti. We will be collecting footwear that will be sent to and distributed to hurting Haitians. For countless Haitians, the shoes they put on their feet on the day of the earthquake are the only pair of shoes they have. Imagine the dangers of navigating broken glass, mangled metal, and raw sewage in tattered shoes, sandals, or worse—barefoot.
Barefoot4Haiti is a program designed to encourage churches around the country to bring their new or gently worn shoes to church or donate to Soles4Souls to help put shoes on the feet of the victims of the Haitian earthquake or on the 300 million children around the globe who are barefoot. Stay tuned for more details.
Blanket Sundays? Yes!
All throughout May, before and after worship, we will be giving you the opportunity to pay $5 to sponsor a blanket for a person in need through Church World Service. (You may sponsor as many blankets as you like!) In exchange for your $5, you will receive a greeting card that says 

In Honor of Mother’s Day/Father’s Day (you pick), we celebrate you, _______________________ (name of recipient), as a woman/man of faith. To celebrate you, _______________________ (name of recipient) has sponsored a blanket through Church World Service. This blanket will bring much needed help to those in need around the world.

$5 purchases one blanket that will be sent to someone in need. Speak with Pastor Lori, Larry R., or the members of our High School Sunday school class for more information.
Hope UCC, Wind Gap: My Brother’s Keepers
This outreach program is in great need of old blankets, sheets, comforters, sleeping bags, and men’s ties for their wonderful work in making sleeping bags for the homeless. All fabrics are useable, but please no clothing. They can be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Thank you so much for your help. Hope UCC is located at 701 Cherry Street, Wind Gap, PA; their phone is 610-863-4474.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Johnsonville: Silent Auction
A silent auction will be held on Saturday, April 24, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit church-supported charities.
Items up for bid include Liztech jewelry, paintings, antiques, crystal, theme baskets, and gift certificates. Come for dinner! Prince of Peace is located at 2445 Lake Minsi Drive, Bangor, PA; call them at 610-588-2355