Eyeglasses donations - Thank you for you continued donations of eyeglasses. I dropped off 57 pairs last Sunday at the Lions Club collection box located in Walmart in Quincy. Your generous gifts will help others. Here is some information taken directly from the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) website:
"Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time ...
In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. That's why we started the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help. Throughout the year, Lions and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to their regional LERC. LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. The recycled glasses are then distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact."
Thank you very much from your Outreach Ministry! If you still have unused eyeglasses please bring them in for this worthy cause. This is an ongoing project.
The Outreach Ministry meets monthly to appropriate funds donated by Church members to the various missions the Church supports. For calendar year 2016, $5250 is pledged by our congregation to support our missions. Please check the back cover of this bulletin for donations collected to date. Is your contribution up-to-date? At our last meeting the following amounts were appropriated.
Father Bill's / Mainstay: $100
Heifer Project: $200 (contributed by an anonymous donor)
South Shore Habitat for Humanity: $100
Home for Little Wonderers: $100
Y.O.U. Inc.: $100
The Outreach Ministry wishes to thank the members of our congregation for its continued support of Bethany missions.
Thank you very much!
These are benevolences that have been appropriated from January 1st, 2017 – April 30th 2017.
Back Bay Missions $ 50.00
Holy Joe’s Café $100.00
Shriners Hospital for Children $200.00
South Shore Habitat for Humanity $100.00
The Way Up $100.00
OUTREACH MINISTRY - BOOKS for PRISIONERS
Bethany Outreach will be collecting (soft cover) Christian books, Dictionaries and Thesaurus for various prisons. If you have any books you would like to donate, please drop them off at the Church office. If you have any questions please see one of the Outreach Committee members. Thank you for your support!
The Gift of Sight
The Outreach Ministry is collecting donations of old eye glasses and sunglasses. The eye glasses and sunglasses will be donated to the Lions Club, for use by the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC). The recycled glasses sorted, cleaned and are then distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact. The collection box is located in the Allen Parlor.
Feeding the Hungry
The Outreach Ministry is collecting donations of non-perishable food and non-expired food items for distribution to needy members of the church and also to ISS. Would you please consider donating a canned good, box of cereal, etc.? A box of donations for donations is located in the Narthex. Please help us support those in our community who are hungry.
The many benevolences of Bethany Congregational Church are presented in the Benevolence Booklet, which can be downloaded by clicking on the link, below. Please peruse the booklet and contact us if you would like to help.
Collection for Father Bill's and Mainspring
The Outreach Ministry is collecting donations of socks for clients of Father Bill's and Mainspring. If you can, please drop off a new package of socks. The collection box is located in the Allen Parlor. Thank you from your Outreach Ministry.
Bethany Missions Fundraiser
The Outreach and Missions committee is hosting a fundraiser to help support missions within our local and global community. We are partnering with Savers, Inc. a well established chain of thrift stores. Savers, Inc. will pay $.20 per pound of clothing and linens collected and $.05 per pound for books and other household items. A full list of items that can be donated is available in the Narthex.
Please help by donating your used items. Please contact Jean Wilson at 617.698.1646 for further information or pick-up of items. Thank you very much! Your Outreach and Missions committee!
Collections for DOVE
Thank you for your donations to DOVE, Inc. On Wednesday, August 26, five boxes of blankets, pillows, comforters and toiletries were delivered to DOVE. These items are much needed by those who arrive at the shelter without any personal items.
The collection box is in the Narthex for further donations. Thank you!
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