2022 Calendar Collection

It’s That Time of Year!

Have you been finding colorful 2022 calendars in your mail? Maybe you make a donation to the sending organization, or maybe you don’t. But please, if the calendar has colorful pictures for each month, save it! We’ll collect them and then pass them on to the Food Pantry near the end of the current year for distribution to clients. If the calendar is full of ads and you don’t want it, please recycle. We’re on only looking for cheery image calendars.

Leave all calendars in the box on the cabinet outside the Music Room (next to the Pantry basket).

Thanks for your help!

Contact the Church Office with any questions: office@churchofreading.org.

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Summer Bible Study

Inspired by our Lent Bible Study time together, we’ll be reading through stories of Women of the Bible. You don’t need to commit for the whole summer: drop in any time! Come when you’re able to attend, or perhaps if there’s a favorite woman you’d like to learn more about.

July 13th 3PM at the church – Eve
July 27th – 7PM on Zoom – Mothers of the Old Testament
August 10th 3PM at the church – Bad Girls of the Bible
Augsut 24th 7PM on Zoom – Heroines You Might Not Know
September 7th – 3PM at the church – Women of the New Testament

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CWS School Kit Collection

The church’s mission ministry is excited to anticipate creating school kits for Church World Service again this summer. 

Last year we assembled an astonishing 47 kits! This year we want to do 30. Why are we aiming lower? Two reasons. We have thirty bags left over from last year. Check! In addition, this year there is no pick up point anywhere in the northeast until next spring. You may recall last year we were able to deliver the kits to Maine for pickup in September. The team working on this project wants to create the kits and get them out in the world for children to use. That means we will need to ship the completed kits. Transport costs for 30 will range between $75 and $100. In addition, CWS requests $2 for each kit to off-set their transport expenses getting the kits to their final destinations. So…not only will we be collecting items for the kits, we hope to collect donations on the order of $150 for expenses. We are confident we will find a way.

In the event you encounter any really great bargains anytime soon, these are the needed items for each kit:

  • One pair of blunt scissors (rounded tip, only)
  • Three 70-count bound notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose-leaf or filler paper)
  • One 12” ruler
  • One hand-held pencil sharpener
  • One large eraser (no pencil cap erasers)
  • Six new, unsharpened pencils with erasers
  • One box of 24 crayons (only 24)

The church school children will be assembling kits on Sunday, August 15th. That means that all purchases for kits should be delivered not later than Thursday, August 12th

We will again have a box just inside the office entry door to receive your donations. They can be dropped off between 10 am and 1 pm, Monday thru Thursday, starting July 12th. Financial donations can be dropped off in the office (not the box), or mailed, with a memo of CWS kits. Thank you!

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