Thanksgiving Food Drive
Will you share your blessings with a family in need? The Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry will provide food baskets to many needy families in our neighborhood this Thanksgiving. They need our help. You may bring nonperishable canned and packaged foods to church on Sunday, November 11th and 18th. Please do not bring frozen turkeys and chickens until November 18th, when we will deliver them to the Crisis Ministry. Below is our shopping list.
• Meat: turkeys, turkey breasts, roasting chickens (all FROZEN only, please)
• Starch: rice, mashed potatoes, yams, macaroni & cheese, stuffing
• Vegetables: corn, green beans, green peas
• Bread: roll/corn bread mix
• Dessert: cake mix, icing, cookie mix, jello, pie crust, pie filling
• Cranberry sauce
• Other: seasonings, sugar, flour
• Drinks: juice, iced tea
If you have any questions contact either of the following: Food Drive Coordinator: Christine Sanchez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-215-8733. Moderator of the Deacons: Evan Meyer, email@example.com or 267-226-7094.
One book, One Church and Congregational Retreat
The Session invites all congregational members to read the book, "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations," in preparation for the Congregational Retreat on Saturday, November 17th, from 9am-1pm, here at Summit. Copies of the book may be found on the piano or on the stage at the coffee hour. The Session very much enjoyed this faith-filled book and we encourage you to read the whole thing. Or, read the introductory chapters and then pick a chapter that most interests you! $15 donations in brown envelope with books are appreciated to cover costs.
Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner, Wednesday, November 14, 4:30-8:30 pm At Lutheran Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave., Brossman Center Benbow Hall
Come to the 20th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner to benefit the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network. (PIHN) Enjoy a family-friendly event for all ages! Delicious soups, breads and desserts are generously donated by local area restaurants. At the end of the event, all guests leave with a handcrafted ceramic bowl made by artists and students. There will be three seatings for the evening, one at 4:00-5:30 pm, 5:30-7:00 pm and another at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Parking is available at Lutheran Seminary and at and Holy Cross Catholic School. Adults: $25, students and children: $10.
Memorial Service for Shadow Monday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Come to an interfaith, community celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Shadow, our beloved neighbor and unofficial church cat who died in late October. We have planned - with Shadow's family and P'nai Or -- a child-friendly service that will include lots of sharing and singing. A potluck reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. If you are able, please bring vegetarian finger foods, sweet or savory. Although cats are obligate carnivores, and Shadow ate his fair share of squirrels, vegetarian offerings will make the reception easier for our neighbors of different faiths and beliefs to enjoy! Also, if you have an animal companion who befriended Shadow, you are welcome to bring in their picture. We will post them so they may join, symbolically, in the great cloud of witnesses.
If you are 55+, join us on Tuesdays at noon in the parlor for homecooked food and wonderful conversation. We welcome cooks! You may make a main dish, salad or dessert and bring ahead of time. Please speak to Elder Diner Team Anne Glass, Hector Badeau, Dave Rupp, Sandra Dorsey or Debra Lockwood, if you would like to help.
We are collecting donations of nonperishable food items, i.e. granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, raisins, chips, crackers small water bottles, and non-food items like small tubes of toothpaste, tooth brushes, small soft packs of kleenex, chapstick, vaseline, lotion. (Please avoid chocolate and peanuts). Bring them and give to Delores Paulk any Sunday. The children will be decorating and filling the bags for the homeless on the first Sunday of each month.
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