Ben Salem United Church of Christ
Email the committee: [email protected]
MISSION MINDERS, MAY 2021
Our summer mission project for 2021 that will run from May 1st-August 31st will be Bowman Park Camp, which is a non-denominational Christian-based camp located in Bowmanstown with weekly programs for children 7-18 held throughout the summer. July is usually scheduled for older participants, while August programs are geared for younger children. Campers participate in camp-style activities as well as having bible-centered sessions daily to guide them through their formative years. This camp runs on a bare -bones budget, with most adults who help being volunteers. Several children from our congregation have regularly attended this camping program for several years. Please mark your mission envelopes with CAMP.
Our area has always been great supporters of local and regional sport teams, and it is a tragedy to see someone of such a young age be disabled by injuries. We know that you will be generous in helping us to make this mission project a great success.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain is a way for anyone to request prayer for a specific need… . [or thanksgiving or joy].
Meals Ministry: Do you know someone who is shut-in or recovering from a hospitalization, serious injury or illness, or mourning the loss of a loved one that could benefit from a hot or a frozen meal? Ben Salem has a Meals Ministry Team that can help ease the daily burdens of families or individuals within our church and community by providing ready-to-eat meals. If you would like to volunteer with this ministry or know of someone in need, please contact Karen Hayman or the Church Office.
Called to Care: Trained volunteers from our church are available to assist the Pastor in visiting shut-in or hospitalized church members who are no longer able to attend regular worship services or participate in church functions. If you would like a “Called to Care” volunteer to visit you, please contact the Pastor at the Church Office (570) 386-3870. We are looking for more volunteers for this Committee!
If you are interested in sharing God’s love with shut-in members of our congregation, please contact Pastor McGowan.
Prayer Shawl Ministry: The Prayer Shawl Committee is in need of helpers to make prayer shawls. If you can knit or crochet and would like to help, please contact the church office for more information.
CLOTHING BIN UPDATE
US Again Clothing Bins located at the Social Hall are open for donations.
A smaller red clothing bin has replaced the two bins we previously had by the
old Social Hall. Please feel free to donate clothing or shoes that you no longer need