Recently, when each of our local agencies was asked if their need was currently in emergency status, all indicated that they were making it but that donations are still welcomed because of the increased need of their guests. If you are a person who really does not have a need for your stimulus check but has received it anyway, follow your heart’s lead in determining where you would like to donate your money. Here is A Guide to Helping and Getting Help During the Coronavirus Crisis. It lists ways to give, how to get help, and how to help in other ways in your community.
The May special collection on Sunday, May 19 is for the Isabella County Child Advocacy Center. ICCAC is a non-profit agency that focuses on the safety of children by providing services to strengthen families through forensic interviews, advocacy, and prevention education. ICCAC staff provides community outreach and prevention education for families and children in an effort to eliminate child abuse and neglect. If you prefer to write a check, please address it to: ICCAC.
Women’s Aid Service is holding its annual fundraiser, The Chocolate Fantasy, at 5:00 on Friday, October 20. For those not familiar with the agency, WAS provides shelter, counseling, and legal aid for victims, and their children, of domestic violence and sexual assault.
If you are interested in attending, or are willing to purchase a ticket ($40) to be used by someone else—for example, a student—please contact Joyce Henricks (firstname.lastname@example.org; or 989-400- 9743) - or see her on Sunday!
The September special collection on Sunday, September 17 is for Women's Aid Service, an agency serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims In isabella, Gratiot, and Clare counties. If you prefer to write a check, please address it to Women's Aid Service.
If you need an additional nudge to make your way to worship this Sunday, come to hear more about our congregation’s involvement with the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Area CROP Hunger Walk taking place on October 11. One of our youth, Josh Daniels, will be taking the lead in signing up people to walk on our behalf that Sunday as well as collecting our donations to help “end hunger one step at a time!” And if you can’t wait until Sunday, please read more about CROP Hunger Walk here.