As I write this on March 10 to meet publication deadlines, I can only guess at what will happen this month, but I am reporting on faith that all of this will come to pass, and more. The Committee met on March 6, and among other business, agreed to make our first major donation of the year. More about that soon. The last big bag of stuffed animals was delivered to the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center on March 9th. What a wonderful job you all did with the donations! Over 300 stuffed animals were collected and distributed to many agencies in Leon County.
On March 1, the interest meeting for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) was successful, and the HOME team is now officially formed. Perhaps our team will have met our adopted family by the time you receive this newsletter. In addition to a cash contribution approved by the committee, there will be a list of items needed to help the refugee family set up their household. We know you will be supportive of this effort. Please watch for an online sign-up.
Justice Sunday was held on February 26 with information and support for Capital Area Justice Ministry (CAJM). The big event of CAJM’s year, the Nehemiah Action, was held on March 27 with a large group in attendance from Trinity. And on March 25, a field trip to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise was held with several members attending. Wow! What a month!
In addition to continuing to support the IRC HOME Team, and our new projects with Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center, in April, we will start a new relationship with Elder Care Services, Inc.
This organization touches the lives of seniors in several different ways. Our initial project with them will be to provide volunteers for the Meals on Wheels deliveries on Friday, May 19. We will need 26 drivers and 8-10 people to work at their headquarters that morning to pack all of the cold boxes. Hot foods will be prepared and packed by Elder Care personnel.
We have invited Josie Fliger, CEO, to join us on Sunday, April 16, to tell us about the organization and to tell us more about the May 19 project. There will be an online signup available starting on April 16.
The Local Mission Committee continues to study and visit agencies in the community to learn more about what the needs of our community are and how we can help. If you would like to be involved in some way, please get in touch with Lyn (352) 804-0441 or Pat [email protected] for more information or just show up at a committee meeting at 1: 30 on the first Monday of each month in the conference room on the first floor.