Thanks to your generosity, the Deacons of Park Church are delivering a nice amount of canned goods and supplies to the Streatorland pantry in time for Thanksgiving. We also have delivered your donated supplies for the local shelter. Thanks so much for all that was generously given! We are currently collecting new clothing for area school children (pre-school through junior high) through the Christmas season, which will be delivered to the schools in early January. We’ve been told that underwear, socks, t-shirts and sweatshirts and sweatpants (as well as caps and gloves) are most appreciated. Every year, on your behalf, we receive heartfelt thanks from principals and staff who are grateful they can brighten the life of a student in need.
Along with the clothing, we are able to add one or two beautifully crafted quilts per school, thanks to donations from our “Morning Star” quilting group. During December, the Deacons will take turns ringing bells for the Salvation Army Christmas drive. Come see us at Kroger’s on Saturday, December 3 from 3 to 8pm. Also during December, we will be paying visits (with freshly-baked cookies) to those on our care list.
Deacon-elects who will be joining the Board of Deacons in January are invited to attend our December 6 meeting (6:30 pm in the parlor) for a review/preview and the election of officers for 2017. The next regularly scheduled meeting of 2017 will be held the first Tuesday of March.