Our next Family Missions Day will be held on Sunday morning February 15. All ages will be gathering together and working side-by-side as we prepare “meals in a bag” for the worldwide mission Kids Against Hunger. This missions service opportunity is for the entire church family at Arborlawn, so please consider joining in this fun and rewarding effort.
The three shifts on February 15 are 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and the assembly lines will be in the Family Life Center. Thank you to the numerous volunteers who have signed up during the 9:45 a.m. shift. We encourage groups and individuals to answer Christ's call to serve in mission together during the 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. timeframes.
It’s important for us to know how much food to order, so please register in advance if you want to participate. Look for signup sheets at the Connection Center in the Lower Commons outside the Sanctuary between worship services. If you cannot signup at the Connection Center, please email Donna Crawford with your shift preference to get your name on the list; or let her know if you have any questions about this mission project.
The bags we will be packing contain a variety of dry ingredients that are eventually mixed with boiling water to provide a nutritious meal. While many of the meals are shipped overseas, some groups in our own area are also recipients. This mission event is about providing finished bags to the Kids Against Hunger organization.
As a part of this mission we are also raising money for Kids Against Hunger by collecting quarters in an effort called Change for Change. We're intentional about quarters - but all donations are welcome! - because each of these meals costs a total of only 25 cents! Our goal on February 15 is to pack 12,000 bags, so that comes to $3000 we are hoping to raise. To date we're at the $700 mark.
Thank you in advance for working together to feed the hungry!