Hungry for Change

150312_edIt’s here! Our campaign for raising funds for World Vision has started as part of our participation in the 30 Hour Famine. At last week’s Youth Group meeting we made posters, shared ideas, and prepared for the kick-off, which will be this Sunday. Our goal is to raise $2,000, and our youth have made a thermometer poster so that you can track our progress. It is on the wall at the entrance to the Parish Hall.

For the next few weeks, we will have youth and adults taking turns sitting at the table in the Parish Hall both before and after the worship service, to accept your generous donations. World Vision is an organization that feeds hundreds of children all over the world. Your donation is tax deductible, and you will receive a receipt when you donate. Our fundraising is an important part of the total program of the 30 Hour Famine, and we know it will be a success because of all of you. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

As we continue with the plans for the weekend of the 30 Hour Famine on April 17th and 18th, we are sharing ideas among ourselves and with the three other churches that will be joining us. Such things will be discussed as possibilities for our outreach project for Saturday, prayer time and worship service, fun activities, games, a sing-a-long, and more. The youth will all start their fast at noon on Friday, April 17th, and end their fasting with a dinner together on Saturday.

I am so proud of our young people. Time and time again they have reached out to others in their ministry. Whether it has been clearing trails, making over 30 quilts for Project Linus, cleaning up our grounds at church, cooking meals for Tent City 3, or any other of the many projects they have done, they are doing God’s work and they have loved doing it. God bless each and every one of these incredible young people. They are learning so much by giving of themselves to others and being disciples of Christ.

Thank you for your prayers and your support. They are very much appreciated.

Mary E. Pacher

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