Outreach Ministries


ADVENT OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES!

 

 

ADVENT GIVING TREE

This year provides us an opportunity to once again gift the residents at Mosser Nursing Home.

Our tree is up and shining with lights.  ALL the resident ornaments have been taken home by our generous parish family! Thank you for sharing in this giving opportunity!

Please be sure to attach the ornament to your purchased gift-wrapped package and place it under the tree.  Packages must be delivered to church no later than Dec. 17th.

 

ELM CHRISTMAS DINNER
December 16th 

One of St. Anne’s annual outreach ministries is to assist Everlasting Life Ministries, in downtown Allentown, to provide their Christmas Dinner.  This year the dinner will be held on December 16th, with seatings at 12:00 and 3:00.

If you have the ability to provide a frozen turkey, baked goods, canned goods, fresh fruit, financial support and/or would like to serve at either of the seatings, please contact Bill Keane (contact information available through the parish office 610-398-3321).   Bill is planning on delivering turkeys, canned goods and fruit on December 12th.   Please bring donated items to church Sunday, Dec. 10th A signup sheet is available.


DAYBREAK CHRISTMAS MEAL
December 18th

The Outreach Team has scheduled another visit to Daybreak on December 18, 2017.  Please sign up in the parish hall and specify whether you are able to bake, prepare, and/or serve!  Thanks for sharing in this wonderful opportunity!

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

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.

 

SOLE HOPE 

 

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

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.

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.

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