The Operation Christmas Child goal this year is 2000 boxes. To make that possible there is a weekly shopping list on the OCC page of the ambassador. The list will also be in the narthex and on the Facebook page each week. If everyone gives a little, we can all give a lot.
February Last summer our VBS made lap blankets (with a little help from the congregation after the fact). On February 15 those blankets were donated to Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody, assisted living home. Some went to the seniors in the art class and the rest went to the memory care unit. Everyone loved them.
If you haven’t already done it, bring back your Heifer International boxes and watch for an announcement on the collection.
The UMW will be having a Book Drive for the children at Family Haven during the month of May. They are asking for new or gently used children’s books.
The date for Family Promise Cardboard City this year is May 3-4. This is a fun event to help raise awareness of the homeless situation in Forsyth County by building your cardboard home, eating soup, playing some fun games and sleeping outside overnight.
Don’t forget to buy shoe box items to support Operation Christmas Child.
VBS will be the week of June 2-6 from 6-8:30 each night. It will be run by our youth this year. Invite, invite, invite. We are currently taking orders for VBS shirts! Please contact Angela Schimweg or the church office (770-844-7095) with your order by May 16th. Shirts are $10 each. Adult shirts are yellow, kid shirts are white. Kids will be tie dyeing their shirts on Sunday during crafts.
The rising 10th – 12th grade youth will be returning to Albany, GA this summer on a mission trip to work with Mission Change from June 9-13.