Just Do Something
by Pastor Mark
The news of the world becomes increasingly grim. The victims of the horrific slaughter in Nice are in our prayers today. It is hard to even know what to do or think in response to such senseless violence. This has definitely not been a peaceful summer.
One thing we can do is to help someone. Volunteering can be a path toward more inward peace and calm–and you are making a difference in the world. We may not be able to help people in another part of the world, or in another state, but we can make a difference close to home.
In the summer we often slow down, but unfortunatly the needs of our community become, if anything, more acute. With children home from school many families are stretched to provide additional meals. We have a number of ways that you can reach out and serve others during these summer months:
- Peace and Plenty: Our Peace and Plenty food outreach is in need of volunteers because they depend on school groups for much of their help. With school out we have a small group of dedicated regulars. They need volunteers and donations of lunch supplies. In addition, they are collecting more substantial hot food to serve young people on their summer vacation at the Tri-CYA. You may bring dishes of backed ziti, rice and beans, chicken and vegetables or such food in disposable containers to be distributed in Huntington. Bring them on Monday at 6:30 or contact Linda Wright or Anne Canadeo.
- Bike Collection: We are collecting gently used youth and adult bicycles to give to people without transportation in Huntington. You may leave the bikes in the choir room.
- Food Pantry: The shelves become bare during the summer at the food pantry. Please bring donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries to the church for the Northport Food Pantry. This may also be a good project for children at home this summer. Make an outing of going to the grocery store and bring the food to the church.
Thank you for all you do. Each of our small actions really add up at the church. Together we will make a difference in our town, but also, through our prayers and loving witness, around the world.
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