Be SHORE To Remember The Kids: Bring new toys to church now through the middle of December. We are collecting toys in conjunction with Toys With Love and a local teacher originally from the shore. Toys will be delivered directly to families who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many of these children lost not only their homes, but their schools as well. They lost their toys, books, backpacks and much more. Please help us help the children of the NJ Shore.
In the affluent world we inhabit, it doesn’t take a miracle to feed 5,000, but it does take planning and
Feeding 5,000 operates on a simple premise: If a single bag of groceries feeds a hungry family of four for a week, how hard is it really to add just one more bag to our own weekly grocery lists?
Please join us in our efforts to collect food
to Feed 5000!
Click on the Feeding 5000 link above to see the food items needed most. The last Sunday to drop off food to Pottersville Reformed is Sunday Nov. 18th. We will be teaming up with Peapack to deliver the food Monday morning.
Food will be delivered to the Somerset County Food Bank on Monday, November 19th.
*Cash donations are also appreciated.
“Feeding 5000″ food drive is in its 13th year. One filled grocery bag will feed a family of four for
2 days—that’s 24 meals!
Family Promise (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network)
Thank you to those who helped provide meals or acted as hosts during the July visit. Your next chance to get involved will be from Oct 7-Oct 21st . PRC is a support church offering evening meals and overnight & daytime (weekends & holidays) hosting. If you have never done this before I strongly encourgae you to get involved. It is very rewarding. You can even team up with another person/family to host dinner one night. For more info read the article below and contact Terri T. to volunteer.
Reformed Church World Service (RCWS) is a ministry of compassion and hope. Its purpose is to work with partners to alleviate hunger and poverty and to seek justice for people around the world. RCWS aims to fulfill the biblical mandate to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned (Matthew 25:35-36).
RCWS accomplishes its mission by:
- Providing emergency relief to disaster victims and others in need of immediate assistance.
- Participating in rehabilitation for people who have lost their homes and jobs.
- Encouraging development of long-term solutions to overcome the problems of hunger and poverty.
- Seeking justice through advocacy on behalf of poor and needy people.
- Challenging RCA members to learn more about the root causes of hunger and to give generously of their resources to help their neighbors who are poor and hungry.
PRC and FAMILY PROMISE/INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
Family Promise is a national, non-profit agency that networks religious and community organizations to provide shelter, meals and assistance for homeless families. The local office for Hunterdon County is located in Flemington, NJ.
Family Promise in Hunterdon County consists of a group of county churches dedicated to helping temporarily homeless residents of the county. Ten churches are “host” churches and have accommodations to house people overnight in their facilities. About 27 churches are considered “support” congregations who provide and share meals and spend the nights and some weekend hours with the guests. On weekdays, the IHN (Flemington) staff provides job-counseling, assists in the search for housing, and helps with other issues that contribute to a family’s situation. The Pottersville Reformed Church is a support church and several of our members participate at the host church, the Fairmount Presbyterian Church. Participation includes:
- Supper Preparation and Serving for up to fourteen people.
- Overnight Hosts arrive at suppertime and stay with the guests through morning departure.
Those who have questions or may be interested in getting involved in the program can speak with Terri Tweedie or leave a message in the church office.
IHN WISH LIST
- new bed pillows
- new blankets
- full size personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes
- feminine products
- alarm clocks
- supermarket gift cards
- Walmart gift cards
- towels, washcloths
- phone cards
We support Compassion Evangelical Hospital
Compassion Evangelical Hospital exists to provide compassionate, high quality, health care to the people of Guinea, West Africa, clearly sharing the love of Jesus in word and deed with every patient. Our goals are to be both a center of excellence for medical care in a region where the lack of access to care results in some of the highest morbidity and mortality rates in the world from treatable and preventable diseases and to be a center of transformation where people find spiritual healing through hearing and embracing the truth of the Gospel.
Click here for more information on CEH. (To see recent newsletters click at the top of their page on “news & updates”.)