Homeless Student Project -In December we packed and delivered 128 tote bags of school and hygiene supplies. Christie and Meredith bought all supplies for our April distribution. Shelia helped bring the items in, sort and count them. We packed and distributed 175 bags during April and May. We have also paid water bills, laptop computer repairs, and overdue rents for eligible students and their families. Our donors have been faithful through it all. One individual even donated his entire stimulus check of $600! Our program was detailed in The Preston County Journal on April 13th. The article was about how the faith-based community of Preston County is helping students in need.
We have been joined in our Homeless Student Project by Wesley United Methodist, Albright United Methodist, Otterbein United Methodist, Arthurdale Community Presbyterian, Newburg United Methodist, Pine Grove United Methodist, Beatty United Methodist, Shay United Methodist, Preston Cooperative Parish United Methodist, the Eagles Club, Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and several individual donors. What a blessing it is to have their partnership!
Any organization or individuals who would like to help us expand this program will be welcome!
Any questions may be directed to Christie Warnick at 304-685-6473 or Meredith Sneddon at 304-282-9618.
Laundry Mission - Due to lack of enough working machines at the laundromat, our laundry mission is currently on hold.
Craft Group - Our craft group will resume its work on Wednesday, May 5. Come help organize materials, discuss possible projects, have lunch and enjoy fellowship.
Building Restoration- We have an inspection of the interior and exterior brick walls and a report of needed repairs with an estimate of costs from Raimondo Masonry of Greensburg, PA. All work is suspended during this pandemic.
Keeping in touch with each other- Susan Hardesty has been producing our monthly newsletter, weekly worship bulletins, and emails with current information about our congregation. As wonderful as it is that we can send emails and texts, phone calls are especially good for those of us who are sheltering alone. Please make an occasional call to Tom, Phyllis, and Edie. The sound of your voice could make their day!
We were able to produce and distribute both Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday worship services. Thanks to Bernice Schwarzenberg and Peter for the production and to all who helped to plan, organize, print the bulletins and perform the music and liturgy. If you are interested in either service, you can find them on YouTube by searching Michael Schwarzenberg.