As we are looking forward to the weekend, there's a couple of things I need to remind about and ask for your assistance.
First, the early registration for Children's Camp signups is nearing and we could still use some financial contributions to assist the kids who have indicated they want to go. We've received some contributions, but another $100 would really help. If you can assist in this at any level, please make your contribution in this Sunday's offering. It will really help.
Second, we still have needs for our Basic Amenities Pantry. We are always in need of regular contributions, whether financial or in actual goods to give away. I REALLY appreciate those of you who have continues to be SO faithful in this regard. I also understand that for others, an ongoing need like this can be eventually forgotten. This is the reminder; we still have a regular flow of around 100 families who depend on us with some regularity.
The other need we have is for volunteer assistance. Over the last year or so, Debbie Ambrosini and Margie Shreffler have both been very dependable volunteers in this ministry while they were between jobs. Praise God that they have both found good jobs, but the need to serve our clients continues. If you would be able to give a regular day or two of volunteer service on a weekly basis, or if YOU are currently between jobs and would like to serve people in a meaningful way, we have a place of service. We can be flexible as to the hours we offer, but we need to be consistent in order to serve the client base.
The Pantry will be open this week, but after that, Pastor Robbie will be moving on to his new assignment and, unless we are able to identify a new worker in this ministry, we'll likely need to close the doors for a while. We're talking with Compassion Network about possible stopgap measures, but if this is going to continue being a ministry of our church, we need to find a way to staff it.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Joe Shreffler
of Faith, a Church of the Nazarene
San Francisco New Start Ministries, a Church of the Nazarene
Office Phone - 510.793.2100
Cell Phone - 510.366.6929
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