Outreach Ministries

   

JULY DAYBREAK OPPORTUNITY!

Another volunteer opportunity to prepare and serve a meal at Daybreak is coming up on July 17th.   We will need food preparers and servers.  We will also need bakers to make tasty desserts. 

Please consider helping by signing up in the parish hall.  If you have any questions, speak to Nancy Gordon. 

Daybreak is a Lehigh County Conference of Churches program that reaches out to individuals who are active in or have  successfully completed treatment for mental health, HIV/AIDS, and/or drug/alcohol abuse. The program provides life skills training, talk time, membership, and 3 meals daily.

___For more information:  Lehigh County Conference of Churches Daybreak Program

        S O L E
 

Sole Hope…shoes for children
Offering hope, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief.

We need your old denim jeans…any color, any size, holes are ok too!!

The jeans are used to actually make shoes for the children of Uganda.  They have a tremendous problem with “jiggers” getting in their feet since they don’t have shoes.  We take the used jeans and, using a template we cut patterns for the shoes.  Once we have enough jeans to get started with, we will hold a “shoe cutting” party.  Using a template, we cut the small shoe patterns from the jeans…that’s it!  the shoe patterns are sent to Uganda where they are stitched into shoes for the children. An easy way to recycle jeans and help the children of Uganda to be jigger free.

This will be an ongoing project for the Outreach Team.  Whenever we have some jeans to cut they will be made into shoe patterns and sent to the Sole Hope Organization.  So bring your used jeans to church and leave in the container in the foyer.  We will take it from there.

Some Sole Hope information:  2016 in Numbers / Outreach House:
Patients – 233 / Jiggers removed – 34,204
Village and School Clinics: Patients – 6,479 / Jiggers removed – 16,514

The Sole Hope team has begun doing weekly mini clinics.  These missions target smaller numbers of people who have been identified as having more severe jigger problems.  Thursday clinics continue to mobilize teams of volunteers as we go to schools and communities and treat approximately 150 patients.  At Mini clinics, we meet families where they are, treating 10-30 patients at a time.  We do jigger removal, education, and shoe fitting right where they live.

You can check out their website at www.solehope.org.  Here you can find out information on jiggers and how the foundation helps.  Or contact Sandy Barette (by contacting parish office).  Sandy works with the organization that sponsors this foundation.

“BREAD RUN” OUTREACH PROGRAM

On the 3rd Thursday of each month, bread and pastry products are picked up at the Trexlertown Giant and delivered to the Salvation Army in Allentown.  If you are interested in helping this beneficial, ongoing outreach program and/or for more details, please contact John Bates (484-232-6840) or Chuck Abbott (610-398-0473)

PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION

Thanks to all for your prayers and generous contributions to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation drive!  Our children and parents assembled 37 “comfort bags” after the Family Service last Sunday that will be used by the families while their children are inpatients at LVHN Cedar Crest pediatric cancer unit. Included were cards, bookmarks, basic hygiene needs, puzzle books, writing materials and snacks. In addition, we now have many items now available for our next Outreach project filling backpacks for others in need as we had more items than was needed to fill these comfort bags.

Seeking Our Lord’s guidance in identifying those in need and then using our prayers and resources to fill those needs is the “Path Our Faith Takes”.   ~ Your Outreach Team

___For more information go to:  http://pcflv.org/

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
Our next blood drive is scheduled for June 10.
Details to come!

___For more information on Miller Keystone:  https://www.giveapint.org/

 

 

THE MACK TRUCK ASSEMBLY LINE HAS NOTHING ON ST. ANNE’S!

Everlasting Life Ministries took on an enormous task this winter by taking responsibility for the Overnight Warming Shelter in Center City Allentown. As an Outreach partner to ELM we have taken on several outreach projects to help those in need of a warm place to sleep during the brutal winter weather.

Our latest project was assembling “hygiene bags” with necessities for those spending the night. Sunday morning after service the congregation joined together forming an assembly line in the parish hall to fill individual hygiene bags with specific needs, some for women and others for men. In total 150 bags were filled. When you think of the fact that 30 people are housed each night the need for these bags is great.

Many thanks for your prayers and gifts of time and resources.

 St. Anne’s is always there to Follow the Path our Faith Takes.

 Your Outreach Team

___For more information on Everlasting Life Ministries:  http://www.elmallentown.org/

 

An Outreach Prayer

 Ongoing Outreach Opportunities

St. Anne’s Outreach Mission & Vision Statements