Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You, Yes You are invited to join us at Faith United Church of Christ this summer.  Join us for some refreshing new insights in God's work in our world.  Come, share with us in our work for economic justice.  Enjoy our friendship and our compassion as we continue to live out God's call for us all.

Christmas in July has arrived!!  Our mission focus for the month of July is the work of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program.  We gather items personal items for the victims of domestic violence as they seek a safe place to live.  Check out the following information for what you can contribute.

A “Boatload of Christmas in July”
 – and “Undie Sunday” – Details

Christmas in July is our annual drive for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP).  During the month, we gather as many of their most-needed items as possible, including personal care products for the children and (mostly) women who come to the shelter with little or nothing more than what they are wearing and carrying with them.

Thanks to our awesome Worship Committee, we have a great summer theme to work with.  Watch for a boat in the Sanctuary.  Yes, you read that right, we’ll be able to give the DVIP a “Boatload of Christmas” this year.

The DVIP‘s “Top 10” needs list from their website is shown below.  The entries in bold were on a shorter list given to us by staff earlier in June.  That shorter list also included:  sets of towels, baby wash, baby powder, shampoos, conditioners, and body wash.

1. Women's underwear sizes 7-10
2. Twin sheets
3. Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer and B & B Hair Oil
4. Silverware
5. Size 4-6 diapers
6. Deodorant (“always”)
7. Overnight bags and luggage
8. Pajamas
9. Hairbrushes and wide tooth combs
10. Ear plugs

Along with all the above, over the years, Faith members have tried to emphasize collecting make-up and skin care items for women at the shelter.

So check out your basements and linen closets for any desired items you may have not used, gather up those small personal care bottles that you brought home all year from trips, look for specials on shampoos, towels, etc.

NOTE:  Undie Sunday will be the last Sunday in July, July 26th.  So, (wait for it…), please don’t forget your underwear that day!  And be prepared for underwear jokes all month.

Please help us fill our boat to overflowing with gifts.

We worship at 9:30 each Sunday morning.

You are always welcome!

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