THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
Please join us in worship on Sunday as Pastor Jonathan shares with us his message entitled “Being Blessed”. The scripture lesson is James 1:19-27 using the New Living Translation (NLT).
We have postponed Homecoming due to Covid-19 with the hopes that we can better celebrate in our usual way on All Saints Sunday, November 7th.
FALL FESTIVAL/TRICK OR TRUNK EVENT
The Children’s Ministry Committee is sponsoring this year’s Fall Festival on Sunday, October 24th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. We hope you will come out to join us for this time of fellowship, fun and “trunk or treating”!
FALL BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and mark your calendars for our Fall Blood Drive to be held on Tuesday, November 9th from 2:30pm – 7:30pm in the CLC. To sign-up in advance to donate please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter “Mt. Pleasant” or call 1-855-210-1278. Walk-ins are welcome!
THE CHRISTIAN FOOD PANTRY OF SHERRILLS FORD THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES
According to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in NC one in 8 people in NC are food insecure, one in 6 children struggle with hunger, and eighteen % of seniors are food insecure. *
SNAP, formerly food stamps, provides temporary help for people going through hard times, providing supplemental money to buy food until they can get back on their feet. Charitable programs are unable to fully support those needs. The combination of charity and government assistance programs are necessary to help bridge the meal gap, especially during the Pandemic, when so many have lost jobs or been furloughed.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
This Thanksgiving and Christmas the churches supporting the local Christian Food Pantry of Sherrills Ford are joining forces to provide a special holiday meal to families in our local schools and to some seniors in our community. We plan to serve a minimum of a minimum of 72 families for each holiday.
A list of items needed are on the back of this page. Would you prayerfully consider supporting this effort?
The churches participating include Concord UMC, Hopewell UMC, Mt. Pleasant UMC, Olivet Baptist, Rehobeth UMC and Sherrills Ford Presbyterian.
The pantry will connect with social worker/counselors in the local schools to support their families in need. These schools include Sherrills Ford Elementary, Catawba Elementary, Balls Creek Elementary, Mills Creek Middle, Bandy’s HS and Catawba Rosenwald.
Members of the pantry board will also check with their churches for additional needs, especially seniors, and the pantry will address those, if needed.
Statistics from Feeding America 2021*
The Christian Food Pantry of Sherrills Ford Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Box Contents
2 boxes of Stove Top Stuffing
1 large box or 2 packets of mashed potatoes
2 large cans, or 4 small cans of green beans
2 large cans, or 4 small cans of corn
2 Knorr Rice sides
2 boxes of Velveeta or Kraft DELUX macaroni and cheese
2 small or 1 large jar of applesauce
2 pouches or cartons of turkey gravy
1 large container of powdered drink mix (lemonade or fruit punch)
2 boxes of Little Debbie desserts (fall or Thanksgiving themes for Thanksgiving and Holiday themed for Christmas)
The food pantry will provide a store gift card to purchase the meat, file boxes to put the food in to make transportation easier, a special message to decorate the top of the box and will place the gift card and a special family prayer card inside the box, along with a list of local resources that families can access if they need additional support.
ECCCM HARVEST AUCTION
ECCCM (Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry) is inviting you to join them for their 2021 “Share the Harvest Online Auction”. The auction will be live October 27th through November 7th. To access the auction link, visit ECCCM.org.
ON THE CALENDAR
Sunday, October 24
8:30am Early Worship Service
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Late Worship Service
3:00pm Fall Festival
Monday, October 25
6:00pm Travel Ball Team Practice
6:30pm Girl Scouts
Tuesday, October 26
6:00pm Transition Team
6:45pm Church League Softball
7:00pm Boy Scouts
Wednesday, October 27
9:30am Prayer Team
7:00pm Chancel Choir
Thursday, October 28
6:00pm Travel Ball Team Practice