Ben Salem United Church of Christ
Email the committee: [email protected]
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 will be available in the Narthex.
• Recommended donation: $9.00/box
• Make one check payable to Ben Salem UCC and place your donation in the box in the Narthex marked “Shoeboxes”.
• Boxes will be available in the Narthex in the middle of October or you may use plastic shoebox
“Every shoebox gift is an excellent resource for evangelism and discipleship, which leads to the multiplication of new believers and churches around the world.
Our fall mission project for 2021, will run from September 1st-November 31st, and will be ST. PETER’S RESOURCE CENTER in Weissport, which is a great organization that helps needy and homeless people in the community. In addition to donating food and toiletry items to those in need on a regular basis, they also allow other non-profit organizations to hold meetings at their facility. Their latest project is providing backpacks to homeless men, women, and families. Ben Salem donated to this mission several years ago when it was starting out, and with its growth over the years, the need to help again is a good use of our mission dollars. If you are interested in donating to this project, please mark your mission envelope as ST. PETER.
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