Many thanks to Julia Hill, Sue Meyer, Carson Williams and Mission Ministry volunteers for coordinating our Angel Tree this year. As always, SPC came through to help enable our adopted families enjoy the best Christmas possible! In addition, donated Walmart gift cards are being distributed to one of many wonderful causes (Providence Home, Mathews Ministry, etc.). The smiles on the faces of those giving AND those receiving are priceless and an ongoing testament to the value of reaching out to others. The Mission Ministry extends Christmas blessings to everyone who donated, prayed and received!
COVID has turned our world upside down. Over the past two months, to recognize the extra effort of our local people, and to show our love for them, the Bakers Dozen Group has baked and delivered cookies to Novant and Dosher hospitals, to Elmcroft, and to Oak Island Water Rescue. This month we want to recognize the efforts of the Southport and Oak Island Fire Departments. In January we will recognize the Brunswick Sheriff’s Department and St. James Fire Department and EMT. We need bakers, to recognize these unusual times and extraordinary people. It is a once a month, every other month commitment. If you are interested in baking to support our local community members who have gone the extra mile during this time, please call Ardene Noss email@example.com 602-799-0759.
You are invited to participate in the Eighth Annual Christmas at the Food Pantry. “Let’s Step on the Gas for the Pantry.” This is an outreach project of the Pantry Volunteers, local churches, and surrounding communities. We are requesting $15 gift cards, with receipts, from Go Gas or Circle K. (Murphy no longer offers gift cards). Your gift card donations can be dropped off at the basket in the narthex at the church. The donation deadline is November 30th. Any questions, please contact Laura Cacchione.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events. Currently, PDA is responding to the aftermath of hurricanes in the Gulf, wildfires in the west, flooding in NC & TN, the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, and supporting Afghan refugees. If you would like to share your financial blessings to help disaster survivors throughout the world, go to the online giving tab on our website.
Save the Date! – SPC Members are invited to participate in the Southport Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship walk for hunger. This annual event is a wonderful gathering of local churches and the community members who walk together to raise money for our local community. More details will follow as we get closer. As a sign of unity, many of us from SPC wear the same T-shirt. It certainly is not a necessity, but just for fun. If you wish to order one, please see Sue Meyer after church or contact her for details, firstname.lastname@example.org The orders need to be placed by September 20th to ensure delivery in time for the event.
Our meal ministry offers home–cooked meals for care and support for members who may be dealing with illnesses or hospitalizations. Meals prepared by members are kept in the freezer for anyone to take. The supply is low and it is time to restock. Please think of this ministry when preparing soups, casseroles, or main dishes. The freezer and containers are in the workroom. You can ask for help in the church office. If you know of someone who needs a meal, complete a form, noting how many meals you have taken. No permission needed. Think of the meal ministry where one can be the hands, feet, heart, and mouth of Jesus Christ for others who are suffering. Serve with Joy! Contact Marcia Fetter @ 910 253-3131 for questions.