Christian Living & Outreach
Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Romans 15:7.
“The grace received in Christ places upon Christians the joyful gift and challenging task of offering others the same welcome they themselves have received.” Cultivating Fruitfulness, Robert Schnase. What do you do to engage, invite and welcome others? Challenge yourself to think about specific ways you can reach out to people and welcome newcomers.
Sewing Needed for Agrace Patients:
Do you have basic sewing skills and want to help Agrace patients? We have an idea for you. Put your scraps and skills to good use making catheter bag covers that bring privacy and dignity to Agrace patients. They're a simple sewing project even a beginner can make.
Below is a link to a pattern or use any you prefer. Any washable fabric is fine. The bags can have a drawstring top, or you can just tack on ribbon ties, like you see in these pictures. Finished bag covers can be left in the office and Kathy Smith will deliver to Agrace. Thank you: You'll be giving the gift of dignity that brightens someone's day. https://pinebeltquilters.com/walker-totescath-bag-covers/
Thanksgiving Ecumenical Food Drive:
This year we will once again be joining with other churches in the community to collect food for the Oregon Area Food Pantry. The collection starts November 1st, and the sorting of the food will take place here at People’s on November 22nd at 6 pm. Appetizers will be provided, and a good time will be had by all! Please join in this missions opportunity.
Mission of the Month - Friends of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy
The Friends of Pheasant Branch organized as a nonprofit organization in 1995 and received 501(c)(3) tax exemption status from the Internal Revenue Service two years later. Their focus is productive activities, such as restoring habitat in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy and educating the public about its resources. Except for a few contract workers, they are an all-volunteer organization.
Parts of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton were dramatically reshaped after floodwaters wiped out asphalt trails, knocked down bridges, uprooted trees and eroded a hillside, causing nearly $2.5 million in damage. For more information, go to https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/pheasant-branch-conservancy-devastated-by-nearly-million-in-damage-to/article. The City of Middleton and The Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy are accepting donations to restore Pheasant Branch Conservancy, including the creek corridor.