“give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back” – Luke 6:38
The holidays are coming quickly, and the Missions Committee is currently planning the November Ingathering. We are planning for ten families. The food distribution will be held on Sunday, November 20th. We are once again requesting food donations from the congregation. We are looking for Thanksgiving staples such as corn, green beans, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, potatoes, carrots, rolls, as well as any other food you wish to donate. We are grateful for anything that you can provide. The Missions Committee will be purchasing the turkeys for the meal.
Bernice Walton-Dixon kindly provided the October Dismas Family Farm meal. She was good enough to make her wonderful chili for the residents. Thank you to Bernice. The meal team for November 17th is Kathy Highland, Jana Jarvi, and Lori Giannotti. We welcome Jana to the team and thank her for her time.
The Missions Community Outreach Committee made a monetary donation during the month of October along with other churches in the area to help a local family with a dental emergency. The donation was made through the Rutland food pantry. We also donated to the Mustard Seed this month.
The Committee would also like to let you know that we understand that this time of year can be difficult for many people. If you or anyone you know needs help of any kind, please reach out to us. You can call the church office or one of the committee members directly. Anything we are told is held in the strictest confidence.
We would also like to remind everyone that the Missions Community Outreach Committee is seeking committee members. We meet once a month and there is a minimal commitment. But we can always use another pair of hands. Please prayerfully consider joining us. If you have any questions, feel free to speak to one of us.
God bless you all and may He keep you and your families safe and healthy.
The Missions Community Outreach Committee
Lauren Carlson (508)849-9528
Lisa Benoit (508)472-4640
Lori Giannotti (978)804-1142