WELCA’s Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate Sale, Sunday, September 8th
September Coffee/Chocolate Sale Slipped One Week! Due to the Labor Day Holiday, WELCA is selling fair trade products a week later in September. Find us on the second Sunday, September 8th, in the Pioneer Chapel following morning service. See you then, and Happy Labor Day! Also, remember that we provide the coffee for the weekly coffee hour following Sunday service. Your donations are always appreciated! For more information, contact Lucy Knopf: 503-267-7177; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books and Books and Books
Our St. James Book Drive to benefit the William Temple House has been a wild success! We collected over 480 books. Pastor David brought the first round of donations over to William Temple House in July, where staff members were happy to stock their bare bookshelf with some new titles. The book drive has concluded. Response has been very positive. Some of the books reportedly flew off the shelves as quickly as they arrived. Your donations were very much appreciated.
Support WELCA’S Red Wagon Project
WELCA is continuing to support the the PCC Rock Creek Panther Pantry. The PCC staff and students established food pantries on all four campuses. PCC does partner with the Oregon Food Bank, but still needs some of the following items: Rice, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Tuna, Jam, Canned Proteins and Hygiene Products (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, conditioner), as well as basic school supplies like pencils, pens and notebooks. If you are too busy to go shopping, you can always write out a check instead — please be sure that you include “PCC Food Pantry” on the memo. Items are collected all month and brought forth on the first Sunday of each month.
WELCA Card Ministry
In March of 2015, there was a concern that the home bound of St. James needed more contact with St. James, so WELCA created a card ministry so that members who were unable to get to church would know that they were remembered in prayer. We have expanded the ministry by sending notes to members facing surgery or illness. If you would like to be involved you may first and foremost pray for those who are unable to worship with us on a regular basis. Gifts of stamps or money are most welcome. They may be placed in the offering plate or given to a WELCA member.
The co-chairs of St. James’ WELCA invite you to review two articles from the fall issue of “Interchange,” the national WELCA newsletter. The articles are about human trafficking and infant formula, two areas that our group will be focusing their efforts on. You can find the newsletter at www.womenoftheelca.org/publications.