So here are some of the options:
For NAMI this God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday:
Notes of encouragement – Consider writing a kind word to someone who is getting out of State Hospital North, bring them to the church on September 13th or at your convenience, and Gini Woodward will deliver them.
We also would like to do free will offering to include providing coffee cups to these same folks who are leaving the hospital that would cost about $100 for a carton of 96 Travel mugs and beyond that to Lutheran Disaster Relief for our response to help the Louisiana Texas Gulf Coast... If you'd like to donate, we will have a Coffee Cup to place your donations this Sunday, to begin with, and after that, you could send a check in to the church earmarked for NAMI cups.
Other things to do:
Contribute to the Food Bank
Help a neighbor, ex. Raking lawns, take out trash, clean up around their yard
Offer to pick up groceries for shut-ins
Bake a neighbor a batch of cookies, bread or cake especially if they have children this is a nice treat
Call at least one person you are missing (in the congregation or not) and make their day.
Volunteer for 2nd Harvest Truck on Friday, September 11th (see 2nd Harvest announcement in the Newsletter).
For the future, God's Work. Our Hands. initiatives, we need blessing bags, so we need to collect items for the following organizations we have supported throughout the years:
NAMI which includes: Hand towels, wash clothes, hair combs, band aids, pocket tissues, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, snack bars, and gum.
Lutheran World Relief: Personal Care Kits and school supplies (we will post these later)
If you have any questions, please contact Dottie Gray