For the next two months (October and November), we are asking the church family to bring STUFFING to the Tree of Hope. This is just one of the food items that will be needed to provide a bounteous Thanksgiving Dinner to nearly 450 families and over 1,000 people in our local area. The food will once again be distributed by Turning Point with the cooperation of several area church families, civic/fraternal organizations, businesses and countless individuals
Last year 439 families were served and this year the need may be even greater. Anything and everything that we can contribute will be greatly appreciated. In addition to the Stuffing, we will be collecting money to help pay for the turkeys and other items that may be needed to supplement those that have been contributed. Other area churches will collect specific items and money for the Thanksgiving Project.
The folks at Turning Point will be actively involved. Olivia Dates along with Bob and Mary Dunham and Jim and Holly Gleason will coordinate the Project. We hope that all of us at Centenary will continue to be very much involved in this wonderful endeavor.
In addition to all the items that are contributed and the money that will be donated, we are asking you to consider contributing a turkey for the cause. Monetary contributions are welcome at any time, but we, at Centenary, will specifically be collecting money for the Thanksgiving Project on Sunday, October 28th and Sunday, November 4th. Checks should be made payable to CUMC with Thanksgiving Project written on the memo line.
BATH AREA COMMUNITY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018
Register at 12:30pm
at St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Walk begins at 1:00pm
Your opportunity to help people in need, both locally and worldwide, is fast approaching. Again this year, walkers from Centenary will be doing their part in the annual CROP WALK that is scheduled for Sunday, October 14th.
The two ways you can be involved:
1. Plan to walk... get a pledge packet, put on your walking shoes and be a vital supporter as you trek the route on October 14th. This year the walk will be 3 miles around the Bath Village.
2. If you're not able to walk, be sure to offer generous support to those who are walking. A list of all walkers will soon be available at worship services.
CROP WALK is an effort to provide shelter and food for refugees and displaced families. Whereas, poverty is a world wide problem, including Steuben County, 25% of your support also helps fund local feeding programs. Church World Service works closely with UMCOR. Be generous! We have always been proud of the contribution that Centenary has provided to CROP WALK and, we feel certain that this year will be no exception.