The Lifespan Spiritual Exploration Committee and I are so thankful for the tremendous group effort to get our Thanksgiving and December holidays care packages out to families. Families are really challenged on so many levels right now and struggling to stay connected with online church. It is important to let them know we're thinking of them still. And there are many people in our congregation craving to be of service, but not knowing how to offer support. So this is an excellent shared ministry project!
And then it is so fun to have some hands-on supplies that the kids can bring to things like Sunday's pre-worship Zoom Children's Chapel or the online M.S. Youth Hangout. We had 11 families in the Children's Chapel today! And a small but nice Middle School Youth Group. We wrote different things we're grateful for on the paper leaves for our home Gratitude Trees. (see pics below)
Many thanks to my LSE Committee members--Sabrina, Liz, Ginnie, Irina, and Beth--who helped with crafting, labelling and assembling the various components of the packages. And thank you to the nearly 20 UCM Caring Network volunteers who answered the call to deliver to families! Notice the one helper in a red hoodie with such a big grin because it feels so good to spread the love!
If you want a sneak peek at what is INSIDE the care packages, click HERE.
With deep gratitude to our congregation and the many ways we're all working to stick together and support one another through these times!
~Liza and the LSE Committee
P.S. If you did NOT receive a care package but would like to, please let me know and we'll remedy that soon!