2020 may be a crazy year, and God's work. Our hands. Sunday may look at little bit different but.... St. James will still work together to help people in our community and around the world! 

For several years, volunteers have prepared LWR personal care kits, tied quilts and tied fleece blankets. At this time, all of these projects are still planned to take place and everyone can help. Below is information on all the projects planned for this year including: tying quilts, preparing LWR Personal Care Kits, building an additional garden, making fleece blankets and 'Notes for our Neighbors.'


CHECK THIS PAGE AND WATCH YOUR E-NEWS FOR UPDATES ON ALL THE PROJECTS! 

COMMUNITY GARDEN: St. James will be building an addition garden to serve the community  by providing fresh produce to Betty Lou's Pantry. Watch for more information soon. 


FLEECE BLANKETS AND QUILTS: 40 Quilts and 14 Fleece blankets will be available for volunteers to pick up at church on Sunday, September 13 from 2:00-3:00 PM. They should be tied and then returned to church on Sunday, September 27 from 2:00-3:00 PM.  Please use this link to sign up for the # of quilts of blankets you will pick up to tie as part of God's work. Our hands. Sunday! If you have questions, please contact Vicky Richter at (610) 442-9091. 

PERSONAL CARE KITS: Last year, St. James collected items and assembled 122 personal care kits for distribution around the world to people in dire need. This year, families are encouraged and invited to make kits at home and deliver them to church at a later date. Simply purchase the items and wrap them up in the towel. Prepared kits will be collected at the church on Sunday, September 27th from 2:00-3:00 PM! Click here to indicate how many kits you will be making! 
 
To prepare kits at home, please purchase the items on this flyer. Be sure to take special note of the specific sizes and amounts listed. Here are some important guidelines to remember: 
  • Be sure to shop for dark colored, light or medium-weight towels, which are easier for Kit recipients to hand wash and air dry, take up less storage space and are considerably less expensive than the towels we may prefer to use. 
  • Bath towels vary in size. The 52" x 27" size listed in the guidelines is the maximum size. 20" x 40" is a good guide for a minimum size. 
  • Please give new items only. 
  • Please do not donate items with any religious symbols, messages or your group's name.
  • Please do not donate any items decorated with a U.S. flad, patriotic or military symbols, or references to the armed forces, including camoufage.
  • Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed.
  • All items should be new and in good condition. 
  • Do not enclose the kit or any of its contents in plastic bags. 
After you have all the items on hand, use this video for tips on assembling the kits: 
 
NOTES FOR OUR NEIGHBORS: The Social Ministry Team would like to send some St. James well wishes to the senior apartments next door to our church. We will need around 85 cards. If you would like to help out please fill out a generic card like "Thinking of You" or "Sending smiles your way". Feel free to sign your name or just a member of St James. Cards made by children are always welcome!

     Send your cards to the church office or to Pam Page and we will have them distributed in September by friends living in the apartments. Please send them by September 15th.

     If you would like some blank cards created by our dear friend Pam Wallace, please call or email Pam Page and she will get them to you. If we end up with extra cards we'll distribute them to a local nursing home.

     Thanks for helping our Social Ministry Team reach out to our neighbors. Click this link to indicate how many cards you will make! 

Pam Page

5857 Blue Grass Trail

Coopersburg, PA 18036

ppage619@gmail.com


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