St. Peters Church184 St. Peters Road Tamaqua, PA 18252US
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St. Peter's Helping Hands Outreach Committee decided that the committee will focus on one global project per year, or another project that reaches out to another area of our country and continue to serve the community through local outreach projects.
The committee determined that the first global project will be Food for the Poor. Food for the Poor, first introduced by guest preacher, Reverend Bruce Potteiger, is a charity organization that works with those in extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. Food for the Poor not only provides aid to those living in extreme poverty, but also provides support for a future for self-sustenance.
There have been donation boxes for congregation members to take home during the Lenten season to collect monetary donations. The donations will be totaled up to purchase an item that will be sent to where it is needed the most. Further information is available at foodforthepoor.org.
Our first local community project will be a collection drive of tissue boxes for our local nursing homes. Many of the nursing homes have expressed a simple need of tissues for their residents. The committee will be hosting Operation Bless You Boxes for the congregation to donate boxes of tissues. There is a collection bin in the parlor area when you enter the church. The Bless You Boxes will be collected for the month of May.
If you have any questions regarding the outreach projects, please see a committee member.
St. Peter’s Helping Hands Committee
Pastor Ginny Heimer Paul Heimer Terry Abrachinsky
Sharon Herring Dave Hontz
Jill Imbody Justin Imbody Bonnie Myers
Carol Steigerwalt Delroy Steigerwalt Karen Diehl
“…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25: 40)
Brooke Zellner, who is in the Cedar Crest College Occupational Doctorate program, and has a class in Leadership Development and Social Change. Her group chose the domestic violence shelter in the Lehigh Valley called “Turning Point.” They are conducting a drive for hygiene products they can give to the shelter.
The supplies we are collecting that they need are:
Baby Wipes, Body Wash, Body Lotion, Hand Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Brushes and Combs, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
All these items can be adult or child-based products, as all are involved in the shelter. Any donation of any of these products would be greatly appreciated and would help enhance the success of our project. The donation box will be in the lobby until November 27th. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me at 484-629-0589. Thank you in advance for your help and support!
A Worship/Communion service is offered to The Palmerton Assisted Living Facility the third Friday of each month at 10:30 AM. If you are interested in participating, please contact Pastor Ginny. Please prayerfully consider joining us in taking church to the people who are unable to make it to church—a population that is often forgotten. Singers and readers are needed; also those interested in bringing joy to others.
“Truly I tell you that whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
Nursing Home Needs
The following donations are needed for our local nursing homes:
Individual size snacks/crackers
Candy (regular & sugar-free)
Large print puzzle books/Word searches
Bingo prizes: small packs of tissues, small trinkets
Please place your items in the appropriate boxes in the church parlor