HUMAN CARE MINISTRIES
May 16, 2013
LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES - REFUGEE PLACEMENT - is still looking for kitchen tables and chairs. If you have a kitchen table / chairs that are in good condition that you wish to donate, please contact Elissa Sommer at 206-909-0159.
FOOD CLOSET - our supplies are very low and we are in dire need of many things, especially basics such as cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, crackers, and granola or protein bars. Can you help by picking up a few extra items while you are shopping?
SKATE CHURCH ASSISTANCE - Our friends at Skate Church have recently started offering FREE services for our homeless neighbors on Fridays that include: Good bank, thrift store, and lunch. They are also arranging free showers and laundry services. More and more homeless are coming and they are making sure their basic needs are net. They are requesting volunteers in May or June for lunch preparation and security (men) on Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Contact Ann Harris at 206-512-6392.
TENT CITY NEEDS - A longtime resident is currently undergoing chemotherapy. He has been feeling very nauseous. One item that doesn't upset his stomach is Special K Protein Shakes. If you can help by purchasing these, please place in the Mission Box in the Commons. Tent City also needs firewood. If you have some to share or you know someone who might donate wood, please contact Elissa Sommer at 206-909-0159.
MEALS OF HOPE - SIGN UP NOW TO HELP - This is a new service that HCM will offer to people in our congregation who have recently had a baby, been hospitalized, had surgery, etc. We will provide meals based on need. How can you help? Simply email Elissa Sommer at email@example.com to place your name on the helpers list. When a need arises, we will contact you to see if you are available to help provide a meal. Remember that you don't need to be a master chef to help. Bringing a basic meal or even picking up a pizza or takeout is helpful. Having been on both the giving and receiving end of some of these meals, I know what a great blessing it is to receive these and what a joy it is to share GodÂs love in this way. Most importantly, it lets the receiver know that someone cares about them.
GOD CARES ABOUT YOU! He knows the struggles that you have. He often uses his church to help people. Hope can give assistance with paying a utility bill or other necessary expenses. Our Food Closet is also available to anyone who is stressed financially. You can "shop" for non-perishable foods here for free. This will help to free up your $ for other necessary expenses. For confidential help with either of these services, simply call Elissa Sommer at 206-909-0159. Thank you to our congregation for faithfully supplying this basic need!