Through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program, funds are being used for Ukrainian humanitarian aid such as food items, shelter, medicines, diapers, hygiene items, etc. To donate, go to SPC’s website, “Giving” tab/Online Giving, which includes giving options for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. For more information about Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, go to https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/ukraine/
Our meal ministry offers home–cooked meals for care and support for members who may be dealing with illness, loss, or hospitalization. Meals prepared by members are kept in the freezer for anyone to take. Please think of this ministry when preparing soups, casseroles, or main dishes. The freezer and containers are in the workroom. If you know of someone who needs a meal, please complete a form noting how many meals you have taken. No permission needed. The meal ministry allows us to be the hands, feet, heart, and mouth of Jesus Christ for others who are suffering. Serve with Joy! Contact Gail Hedgecock or Charlotte Duncan for questions.
Co-founded as Stop Hunger Now in 1998, the organization rebranded to become Rise Against Hunger in 2017. Since 1998 contributions have helped provide five hundred million meals to people in need around the world. Rise Against Hunger’s global initiative has been implementing sustainable community development projects ranging from the meal packaging program that harnesses the passion of local volunteers to promoting self-sufficiency and empowerment in communities, nourishing lives, and responding to emergencies.
The simple bags of rice and soy assembled at Meal Packing events, represent the hopes and dreams of people worldwide. Volunteers are the heart of our mission to end hunger, and Rise Against Hunger could not send millions of meals around the globe each year without them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.