Hand in Hand Update!
Please keep donations coming! We are collecting as much as we possibly can before December 19th.
On that date the 7-12th grade Faith Formation will have a service night
and put everything together for the schools.
Starting in January, Hand in Hand will have a once a month meeting
where we will pack up supplies and plan for the next month.
If you would be interested in being a part of these monthly meetings
please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATED ITEMS NEED TO BE ENOUGH TO LAST SOMEONE A MONTH!
We are in extra need of DENTAL FLOSS!
Razors are not allowed
Two vigils which will be held in the Grand Rapids area over this coming week which will allow us to show our support for, and come together in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters and the congregation of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Thursday, November 1 @ 7:00pm @Calder Plaza
Stand with Pittsburgh: A Prayer Gathering for Shalom
Join in prayer, song, and hope.
Presented by: Temple Emanuel, Congregation Ahavas Israel, Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, and Chabad House of Western Michigan.
Monday, November 5 @ 7:15pm @GVSU Allendale Campus at the clocktower
Join Rabbi Michael Schadick of Temple Emanuel and the members of Hillel and AEPi fraternity for a special vigil in memory of those who were massacred in Pittsburgh.
WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 3 & 4
Thanksgiving Dinner Gift Baskets
We are planning on approximately 100 Families
ALL baskets will contain the following - please help us fill them!
Frozen Turkey, Instant potatoes (Large), Stuffing Mix (2), Gravy (1),
YAMS (24 ounces & up), Chicken broth (1), Jell-O (2), Canned Fruit (2),
Cranberry sauce (1), Green beans (2), Corn (2), and Cream of Mushroom soup (1)
Baking needs: Pumpkin Pie Mix, Evaporated Milk, & Pie Crust mix.
In addition, Families will receive a Handmade Card from the Students.
Bring your donated items directly to the PANTRY before Mass
Dorothy Raha will be at the New Pantry Location to accept your Gifts
BASKETS WILL BE GIVEN OUT NOVEMBER 14 & 15
DONATED FRESH FROZEN TURKEYS are appreciated 12-14 Pounds
If you can donate, please call Dorothy at her Office 616-842-2602
By Friday, November 9th.
Turkeys must be received by Tuesday, November 12.
Turkeys may be placed in one of our 2 Freezers; Pantry or Center Kitchen.
You May Bring Turkeys Directly to the PANTRY on Thursdays between 9am & 4pm
If you are a Parishioner, and are in need of a Gift Basket
Please call Dorothy at her Office no later than Friday, November 9.
VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED to SORT the donated food following all
Masses November 3 & 4 in the Pantry
Monday, November 12, at 9:30am we will tape boxes together & fill them
If you would like to help, please call Dorothy at her Office (616-842-2602)
Thanks and Blessing to you and your Families,
St. Mary's Christian Service Ministry
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