LET’S MAKE A MEAL
Once again this year we will be participating in our “Let’s Make a Meal” program to collect food donations for the Holy Trinity Food Bank.
The foods listed below may be brought in weekly or at any time during the next six weeks.
|March 3 –||Can of Fruit|
|March 10 –||Can of Soup|
|March 17 –||Can of Stew|
|March 24 –||Can or Plastic Jar of Pasta Sauce|
|March 31 –||Box of Pasta|
|April 7 –||Box of Dessert|
SAVE A LIFE TODAY
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW – MARCH 19, 2019
AND INVITE YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS (who are hopefully your friends also!)
Penn-Zion’s (at Zion’s in Harrison City) will be hosting a “Save a Life Today” event which will include “Overdose Prevention Training and a K-9 Demonstration.” Yes, Penn Township Police Department’s own “Mingo” will be present to demonstrate his skills at 6:30 p.m., followed by overdose prevention training (approximately 45 minutes -1 hour) at 7:00 p.m.. At this event, you will learn:
- How to identify the symptoms of an overdose
- Ways to prevent an overdose
- What to do and what not to do when someone overdoses
- Ways to administer Narcan
- Information on PA Act 139, the Overdose Prevention/Good Samaritan Law
Our local Penn Township Coalition for Drug Awareness is sponsoring this free event. There will be other information related to this topic available at this event. Kelli Nabuda from Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services (SPHS) has presented this training throughout the county, and we are fortunate to have her as our guest presenter and member of our local coalition.
APRIL – NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
Our congregation will be participating in “Pinwheels for Prevention” and displaying pinwheels. Pinwheels are a symbolic reminder of childhood. All children should have a childhood where they are safe and loved. So, the pinwheel has become that symbol. On Sunday, April 14th we will have a special blessing for our children and youth.
During the month of March our PROJECT HOPE is NEW coloring books and crayons for children; and adult coloring books and colored pencils for older children/youth. These will be provided to various programs that reach out to children and youth within our communities whose families are struggling with poverty, homelessness, and/or trauma and loss: Welcome Home Shelter, Wesley Family Services, A Child’s Place, & 412 Youth Zone.
The month of April’s PROJECT HOPE is Soles for Souls. We will be collecting gently used and new shoes to be distributed through Soles for Souls. All varieties of shoes are needed for men, women and children, including boots, sneakers, heels, sandals…any type of shoe. Invite your friends, coworkers and neighbors to join us in what has become an annual in-gathering. Last year over 1,000 pairs of shoes were delivered to Soles for Souls.
Questions may be directed to Gwen Steiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the church office.
STITCHES OF HOPE
Stitches of Hope is a ministry that includes sewing, knitting or crochet projects. Patterns and details regarding material/yarn/thread requirements are available from Peg Brown.
Our Featured Sewing Project this month is pediatric hospital gowns for Operation Smile. Penn-Zion’s provided these last year and were contacted again to make some more. Patterns and some fabric are available.
For our Featured Crocheted/Knitted Project, Gwen is waiting for approval of our application to make knitted/crocheted cradles for the organization Bridget’s Cradle. The group makes special cradles for babies who have been miscarried or still born. These are provided by the hospitals for the family. It’s a beautiful ministry that we were asked to consider looking into. UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and Washington Hospital in Washington, PA are the area hospitals participating in this program. Please keep your eyes on upcoming bulletins or contact Gwen Steiner for additional information.
NEED PROM DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES
During March we are collecting gently used/nearly new prom dresses for girls locally who would not be able to attend the prom due to financial hardships, receiving support through Dept. of Human Services or families receiving Public Assistance. In addition to these dresses there is a need for gently used purses/clutches, wraps and jewelry or new hosiery. Project Hope will donate these dresses to the following organizations for their outreach to high school girls- Project Prom, Angela’s Angels, and Bless A Dress. Please hang the dresses on one of the coat racks. Any questions, please contact Gwen Steiner.
Please make plans to attend Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.. This is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with Pastor Steiner and enjoy Christian fellowship with other church members.
If you can’t attend the Wednesday Bible Study at Brush Creek, Zion Church has a Bible Study on Fridays at 11:00 a.m.