Outreach Ministries

 

Holiday Meal for the Homeless

Next Saturday, November 18th is the dinner!  Shop this week!

ELM is in urgent need of frozen turkeys for their annual Thanksgiving holiday meal. For the homeless or those who do not have a family or housing that allows them to create the Thanksgiving meals and fellowship that most of us take for granted ELM is the place to go in downtown Allentown for their holiday sharing. If you would like to help you can take frozen turkeys to their location (see below) as soon as possible or drop them off at St. Anne’s Tuesday November 14th between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. and we will take them to ELM for you (please do not bring any turkeys to the church before that time without making prior arrangements as there is very limited space in our two refrigerators for large items) and do not bring anything to the church after that time. ELM is also looking for volunteers to help serve these meals and share fellowship with those who will be served (last year that was over 700 souls). If you wish to help you can call the number below or go to their website for more information.(www.elmallentown.org).

**The ELM Thanksgiving Dinner is Saturday, November 18, 2017 and they NEED frozen turkeys to be dropped off ASAP at our downtown location:**

 Everlasting Life Ministries (Bethany Church) * 224 N. 6th St., Allentown * Call our office (610)776-4009

 

JOIN US FOR OUR
SOLE HOPE CUTTING PARTY!

DECEMBER 2, 10am – 2pm

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

We thank you for all your donations of used jeans.  The jeans are used to 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.

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

PLASTIC BOTTLE CAP COLLECTION 

– Collection abundance!  On hold until January 2018 – 

Benefits those with a very real need, and allows us to recycle to boot!!!  (This is an ongoing Outreach project)
In our parish hall, you will find a box where you can place your plastic bottle caps. 5,000 bottle caps enable 3 dialysis treatments to a patient for            free.    May God bless all of us as we support this ministry.

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BLOOD DRIVE!

 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!

Thank you for all your participation in the winter clothing drive.  The hall was filled to overflowing with your donations!   Clothes have been delivered to Everlasting Life Ministries.

 

 

 

ANOTHER DAYBREAK OPPORTUNITY!

The Outreach Team has scheduled another visit to Daybreak on December 18, 2017.  Sign up information when date gets closer.

See Nancy Gordon or any other Outreach team member if you have any questions.

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

 

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.

 

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/

 

 An Outreach Prayer

 Ongoing Outreach Opportunities

St. Anne’s Outreach Mission & Vision Statements