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  1. Articles : Collections for Community Clothing Sale

     It’s time to clean those closets and start  gathering donations for the Community Clothing Sale on September 29. If you have any children’s clothing (birth-teen), sports equipment, games, backpacks, or shoes to donate, please drop them in the yellow donation bin in the Mission Center. Please label clothing bags by size and gender.

     


  2. Articles : Volunteers Needed for Families Moving Forward, August 13-14

    Westminster provides dinner, dinner hosts, and childcare on Monday and Tuesday nights during our volunteer week with Families Moving Forward. Parents attend house meetings and receive life skills training, while volunteers watch the children after dinner. Volunteers are needed to pick up, deliver, and set up dinner; eat with the families and help clean up; and play with the kids while the parents attend the FMF program. Sign up to help at http://bit.ly/FMFmission.

     


  3. Articles : Collections for Open Table Ministry

    Would you like to help the homeless in our community? We are collecting clothing and household items for Open Table Ministry, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that operates the Free Store for the homeless in Durham. They are in need of warm-weather items, especially the following:

    • Sneakers
    • Backpacks
    • Shorts
    • Deodorant
    • Sports bras
    • Mens’ belts
    • Sleeping bags
    • Tents
    • Workboots

    Open Table Ministry (OTM) seeks out and guides those experiencing homelessness and poverty to long-term health and wholeness by building ongoing trusting relationships, meeting practical and personal needs, making connections to community resources, and bridging critical gaps in the social services system.

    Please bring donations to the yellow collection bin in the Mission Center by Sunday, July 29. Volunteers are also needed to help distribute these items at the Free Store.


  4. Articles : 2018 Easter Offering

    WPC’s annual Easter offering will be collected on Sundays, March 25 and April 1. Half of the offering will support One Great Hour of Sharing, an ecumenical effort that began in 1949, and continues to provide relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and assist in helping to empower the poor and oppressed.

    Children are invited to collect their offering for One Great Hour of Sharing in a colorful fish bank. Fish banks are brought in during the children’s Palm & Fish Bank Parade at both worship services on Palm Sunday, March 25. If you need a fish bank, you can pick up one in the lobby of the Mission Center.

    The other half of WPC’s Easter offering will go to Rebound. Rebound gives Durham Public Schools high school students on short-term suspension the opportunity to continue their studies while suspended from school. It helps students to stay on top of schoolwork during suspension; develop self-knowledge and improve self-esteem; gain effective communication and conflict management skills; and reconnect with family, school staff, and the larger community.

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  5. Articles : March 2018 Collections

    Families Moving Forward

    Families Moving Forward helps provide a stable, safe, and loving environment to families with children while they are in the temporary crisis of homelessness. Westminster supports and serves with Families Moving Forward, providing meals and childcare throughout the year. They are in desperate need of these items for the home and the residents:

    • Laundry Supplies: laundry detergent, bleach, dryer sheets, etc.
    • Cleaning Supplies: dish soap, paper towels, shower gel, bleach
    • Other items: Paper napkins, Tupperware containers, LED light bulbs

    Please bring donations to the yellow collection bin in the Mission Center through the end of March.

    Meals on Wheels

    Doorways Bible study is sponsoring a collection of Ensure for Meals on Wheels clients. All flavors of Ensure are needed, mostly vanilla. Please bring donations to the green collection bin in the Mission Center by Sunday, March 18.


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