Missions in Action
It’s time once again to grab a baby bottle (or more) and fill it with coins/money! The bottles are available in the Welcome Center. Save those coins (checks and bills always accepted as well) during the month of March and return the bottles by March 31. All of the money goes to the Henry County Pregnancy Care Center. We help them once a year by participating in their Baby Bottle Boomerang challenge. They also need donations of diapers, infant clothing, blankets, etc. Our Missions Committee sponsors this missions project to support our local Pregnancy Care Center.
Vickie Richardson is accepting aluminum cans that she takes to Muncie Missions for their recycling program. The program benefits homeless men. Cans may be brought to Spiceland Friends or left at Vickie's house at 502 Linden Drive, Spiceland. The Muncie Missions is doing a great job turning many men's lives around.
Please remember the food pantry, Heaven’s Bread Basket. This is fulfilling a very important need in our community now. Many of the food pantries are running low on stock and have had to turn people away. We have decided to make this an ongoing project for now. There is a container in the Welcome Center at the church for your donated items. These will be delivered to Lewisville each month to be included in the bags they distribute. They also use cash donations to purchase items needed to fill in as well as fresh and perishable foods. Other community churches are participating in this as well and together we can make a difference. Please remember this important mission as you do your grocery shopping. If we all get one extra item each trip, think of the impact we can have!
Please keep sending cards and letters to our five adopted servicemen. Remember it is regular postage and nothing special when mailing these cards. They very much appreciate getting mail and the encouragement that it brings.
Please continue to bring in your Campbell’s labels (for Red Bird Mission in Kentucky) and Box Tops for Education (for Westminster Community Center in New Castle for purchase of needed equipment) .
Our Missions Committee wants your canceled postage stamps! A Friends church in Massachusetts gathers canceled stamps and then sells them online to collectors. The money they raise goes to missions. So far they have raised $54,000! You can save all U.S. stamps, except the 39¢ Flag and Statue of Liberty stamps, the 37¢ Flag stamps, the 34¢ Statue of Liberty stamps, or the 37¢ Heron stamps. International stamps are great, too. A box will be available on the table in the Welcome Center. Rita Reeves will be forwarding them to the Friends Church in Massachusetts regularly and would be glad to answer any questions.