2018 Lenten Toilet Paper Challenge
It’s On Again! We have once again issued a “TP Challenge” to St. John’s UCC in Merton to see which congregation can collect the most rolls of toilet paper during the season of Lent. Last year St. John’s won the Lenten TP Challenge and claimed the illustrious “Golden Plunger Award” by collecting 2,063 rolls of TP to our 1,420 rolls collected here at St. Paul’s. And there is still a great need for toilet paper at area food pantries. So let’s get it “rolling” again, leave St. John’s far “behind,” reclaim the “Golden Plunger Award,” and see if we can surpass last year’s total of 1,420 rolls of TP! Once again, area food pantries and our neighbors in need will be the real winners.
Support our Troops
Have you ever wondered how you can show your support for our troops? The Nutty Knitters will be collecting supplies for Support the Troops WI , an organization celebrating 10 years of sending over 9300 care packages to soldiers stationed overseas. Here’s how YOU can help; we will be collecting note cards, puzzle books, canned hearty soups and stews (MUST be pop tops), travel size toiletries, microwave popcorn, powdered drink mixes, tea and hot chocolate. Place your items in the donation box located downstairs. We have been told the soldiers especially love to receive cards and notes. Please take a minute to write a few words in a card that we can include with the care packages. For more information on this organization, as well as other items that can be donated, please check their website at http:// www.supportthetroopswi.com. Thank you!
The Apparent Project
jr SPY is heading up a mission project! We are collecting EMPTY CEREAL BOXES from now
until June! These empty cereal boxes will be sent to Haiti thru the Apparent project, where families are taking these boxes and making them into beads for bracelets. The income they can make from selling their jewelry allows them to keep their families together. The Apparent project helps to bring awareness to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Haiti. jr SPY wants to be a part of helping these people rise out of extreme poverty by supplying them with our empty cereal boxes! Please help us by saving yours and telling all your family and friends about our mission! Drop off on any Sunday by the jr SPY room! Thank you!
Knitting & Crocheting Group
The knitting ladies recently donated 23 scarves, 28 hats and 4 baby blankets to Washington County Foster Care and Mental Health facility. They were very happy to receive the items. We are now making small red hats for preemies and newborns for Valentine's Day to donate to children's hospital. We also donate baby blankets to Children's. We meet on Friday mornings at 9 and would welcome any knitters or crocheters to join us.
It’s that time of the year, Kids have split into 2 teams and are competing to collect the most change to be donated to a veteran benefit!! Mark your calendars for the MILITARY TRIBUTE during service on May 6th! Please bring pictures or email to email@example.com with names and branch served or serving before April 22nd. We are very exicted for this special occasion!!
SOUPER Bowl Sunday
Thank you to everyone that brought soup and crackers to support SOUPER Bowl Sunday. $180 in cash donations was also collected. St. Paul’s collected 382 soup items! These items were split between the food pantries we supply to and were welcomed with open arms!! We also collected $180.10 in cash with our soup kettles! This money will be used to buy soup mixes and be dispursed to the pantries also! Thanks to everyone who helped us with the Soupbowl of Caring Challenge.
Operation Christmas Child
The shoe boxes are filled with lots of fun toys, books, socks for Operation Christmas Child. Thank you to everyone that packed a box or donated money or items for the Sunday School to purchase items pack a box for you. This year St. Paul's donated over 80 boxes to make this holiday season joyful for children around the world.
Extending the Table
St. Paul's collects food and health care items for a number of the local food pantries. Donation baskets can be found near the pulpit.
Sussex Food Pantry - Help Shoppers
St. Paul's is providing volunteers the 3rd Saturday of each month to help shoppers at the Sussex Food Pantry. A sign up sheet can be found in the fellowship hall. See Jane Herte if you have any questions.
SOS- Fresh Produce Program
Thank you to our members that picked up and delivered produce this summer. St. Paul's provides volunteers to pick up produce from the Sussex Farmers Market and deliver it to the Sussex Food Pantry for distribution.
Relay for Life
St. Paul's Relay for Life Team helps raise money in the fight to find a cure for cancer and support American Cancer Society programs for those batteling cancer
Christmas Gift Cards
Thank you to everyone that donated over $400 in gift cards for our neighbors in need. The Mission Committee will distribute the gifts throughout the area food pantries.
Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. Founded in 1987, it has reached out to more than 70 countries.
Neighbors in Need Special Offering
St. Paul's along with UCC congregations across the county take a special offering for Neighbors in Need. This special mission supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.