2017 Lenten Offering
As in years past, the Mission Interpretation Committee will offer a second mile giving opportunity to the congregation during Lent in addition to the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. This year we are asking you to bring in items to be donated to the Center for New Americans, a refugee resettlement program in Syracuse. Even though the future of the refugee program in unknown, the Center provides help to newcomers for up to 5 years after their arrival. The items that we will be collecting can always be used. We will be collecting items for personal care and cleaning supplies. We will have a table in the front of the sanctuary where you can leave your donations and you can bring whatever you want whenever you want. In other words, we are not asking you to bring certain items on certain days.
Personal Care Items Cleaning Supplies
Toothbrushes mop and bucket
Toothpaste broom and dustpan
Shampoo pack of sponges
Conditioner bottle of all-purpose cleaner spray
Deodorant (both men’s & women’s) toilet brush
Bars of soap dish soap
Razors laundry detergent
Shaving cream light bulbs
Feminine hygiene pads paper towels
Rolls of toilet paper tissues
This is an opportunity to directly help people who are in a strange, new country and need to know that we are glad they are here. Jesus said, “when you do this to the least of them, you do it to me.” Thanks for your continuing generosity and compassionate.