Ben Salem United Church of Christ
Email the committee: [email protected]
MISSION MINDERS –
Mission Project- September 1 to November 30th
“Our final mission project of 2022, is a donation to the fundraising efforts for
Amie Barclay who is the Mahoning Twp. Detective who contracted COVID last fall
that was further complicated by a brain bleed. Please mark the back of your
mission envelope with AMIE.”
Love Offering For Derek Szena
A Love Offering envelope is available in the narthex for Derek Szena, grandson of the late Viola Christman, who was a longtime Ben Salem Member. Derek who is 29 suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which causes severe muscular degeneration. He is on full life support and requires 24-hour care. His traveling is done with a specially retrofitted van to accommodate his condition, but his 12-year old vehicle recently had a broken wheel and is not functional. He and his family are asking for donations to help purchase a new one. Please make check payable to “Ben Salem UCC.”
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign
We will be collecting filled shoeboxes again this year in support of Samaritan’s Purse
Operation Christmas Child. Boxes and idea suggestions are available in the Narthex or
you may use plastic shoebox.
• Recommended donation: $10.00/box
• Make one check payable to Ben Salem UCC and place your donation in
the box in the Narthex marked “Shoeboxes
Boxes are due by November 13
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]. To have our Prayer Chain pray for you: Contact Starr Scherer or the
Church office at 570-386-3870
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 coordinators Brenda Rex or Barbara Snowberger for more information. If a prayer shawl is needed, please contact Brenda Rex or Barbara Snowberger.
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