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17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20

Food for thought ...
 

Have you ever walked down a crowded city street and just looked in the eyes of the people you know are less fortunate than you? Maybe it’s their clothes, shoes, or even possibly their hygiene. Maybe they are asking for money or food. Have you ever traveled to a third world country and looked in the eyes of the children just looking for love, food, or maybe just a place to sleep where they feel safe from the world they live in. Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful way to put joy into a child’s smile. Every child deserves to have a smile, actually more than the smile a toy could put on their face is the love of Christ that we hope will leave them smiling forever. Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. God promises to be with us to the very end of the age and we need to teach this to the children who may never hear from anyone else this important message. They will sleep with a smile on their face just knowing that our Father has them wrapped in his arms and that they have nothing to fear when he is in their hearts. Please prayerfully consider putting a shoebox together so that you can share the love of Christ with someone who desperately needs it!

Hope's Happenings
 
Update on past activity in September 2021:

On Sep 14, per request from LCC, we visited an assisted living facility in Baldwin, GA as they celebrated National Assisted Living Week.

Update on Planned activities in September 2021:

  • Visits to Northwestern Middle School, Manor Lake, The Oaks, Grace, The Pearl, Cobb County Mental Health Court, Cobb County Veterans’ Court
  • Peter is in contact with the North Cobb Library child and adult reading sessions which are about to resume.
  • Colleen Umphrey of Social Ministries has asked me to help deliver soup to shut-ins as this ministry has resumed. 
  • On Sep 27, per LCC request, we will be visiting a small retirement facility near Sandy Springs.

Please continue to submit your requests for a Zoom visit via the following methods:
  1. Complete the ‘Hope Comfort Dog Request’ form via this link: https://forms.gle/8oknB7haY7VLGgtE9.  When a request is submitted, the information is sent directly to my organizer’s phone.
  2. Call the church office at (770) 973-8877 to set up a visit.  Janice Schaag and Susie Glass are excellent sources for getting this information to my group.
  Woof ... Hope
Social Ministry
 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
 

It’s time for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD! I am challenging the church and school to collect 150 boxes this year! I will have all the supplies that you will need beginning the week of October 3rd. There will be boxes and pamphlets in the Narthex or you can recycle shoe boxes from home by simply wrapping the top and bottom separately. Start shopping for those items that will fit in a shoebox! Below is a list of items you can fill the boxes with and also the items they do not want in the boxes! We will also be accepting donations for the shipping cost of $9.00 per box. All boxes should be returned to the church and school no later than October 31st so they can be shipped! Please contact Debbie Schellman or Colleen Umphrey with any questions you may have!

SUGGESTED ITEMS APPROVED - all toys (if batteries are needed, please include), tooth brushes, wash cloths, combs, hairbrushes, school supplies, solar calculators, socks, sunglasses, jewelry, and flash lights with batteries.

DO NOT INCLUDE – candy, toothpaste, gum, used or damaged items, scary or war related items, seeds, food, liquids or lotions, medications, vitamins, breakable items or aerosol cans.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I would like to give a giant thank you to Bob Angrisani for delivering the Flood Buckets that we have had stored in our basement! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this Bob!

We are also excited to share the return of “
Tina’s Soup Blessings”!  Yes, we have restocked the soup freezer, so if you or someone you know would be blessed to have some yummy, homemade soup, stop by and pick up some!
Exciting things to come!!!!
 
Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner?! I love this time of the year and am always so excited when I see how much our church enjoys sharing with less fortunate families. This year there will be multiple ways to share beginning
October 10th!
 
We will be putting shoe boxes together for
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD! I should have all the supplies to begin handing out the week of October 10th. There will be boxes in the Narthex or you can recycle shoe boxes from home by simply wrapping the top and bottom separately. Start shopping for those items that will fit in a shoe box!  In November we will be putting together Thanksgiving Food Baskets which has always been such a huge success!
 
In
December we will have a Christmas food drive as well as a toy collection! We are also always thankful for socks, gloves, and hat donations. Be on the lookout for the dates when items will be accepted!

 

JUST ONE THING

I am so happy to announce that Faith delivered another 100 bags to the pantry this past week! AMAZING! So when you are out shopping this weekend we need everything!! If you are really feeling adventurous start thinking about items you can put aside for the Thanksgiving Food Baskets!

A giant shout out to Mitzi Lewis and Sybil Eidson for their amazing passion for this well needed mission! You ladies rock!

The below advertised grocery prices for all stores are from Wednesday, September 29th through Tuesday, October 5th:


PUBLIX

General Mills Cereal - Check signage which size - BOGO
Ronzoni Pasta - BOGO
Bertolli Pasta Sauce 24 oz jar - BOGO
Starkist Chunk Light Tuna in water 4 pack 5 oz can - 2 for $6.00
Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce 15 or 16 oz can - BOGO
Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinner - BOGO
Jiffy Cornbread - not listed in ad but has been running 55¢ a box

 
KROGER -
Must have Kroger Card - specials vary using digital coupons which you add to your card, or buying 5 or more specials, (this can be a combination of buy 5 or more items as marked in the store) etc. Please see flyer at store.

Kellogg's Cereal - check signage for which size - $1.49 when you buy 5 or more 

General Mills Giant Size Cereal - 1.99 ea. can buy up to 5 with digital coupon
Campbell's Chunky Soup - 4 for $5.00
Barilla Pasta 8.5 to 16 oz - 4 for $5.00


WALMART

White rice - 1 lb bag - 72¢
Small 4 roll pack of Toilet Paper - 60¢ a pack 
Hunts Pasta Sauce - under a dollar a can

Grape Jelly - 94¢

Sweets/Treats and canned fruit is always appreciated if you run into any deals on these items.


Jelly is always appreciated to go with the peanut butter.
Oct 1 - Paul Arndt
Oct 1 - Chelsea Parada
Oct  4 - Kevin Rodgers
Oct 4 - Lillian Cain
Oct 4 - I.V. Thompson (E3)
Oct 5 - Aubry Karvis
Oct 6 - Dorothy Jegen
Oct 7 - Roman Mumford (E1)
Oct 8 - Edgar Paul
Oct 8 - Joseph Doyle
Oct 9 - Stephen Wareham
Oct 9 - Hudson Knapp (G2)
Oct 10 - Waverly Andrews (E1)
Oct 10 - Matthews Rizza (G5) 
Oct 1 - Tom & Sandy Skrabanek
Oct 4 - Andrew & Angela Hartley
Oct 5 - Nick & Bobbie Crocker
Oct 5 - Charles & Jackie Thompson
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