Saturday, February 17, 2007

February Lunches Complete!

In spite of the ice and cold, over 40 hearty souls joined together to make lunches for our friends in Baltimore and Frederick. There were many helpful hands and warm hearts in the hall today and the mission became a reality in short but attentive order. We had an abundance of food... enough of everything thanks to so many who have given so generously. Today we were able to add additional snacks and desserts to the lunches. We also had the Valentines cards and many more notes from our group. So it was a beautiful thing to behold once again. By 9:20 we were loading up the vehicles for the refrigerated deliveries to Baltimore and Frederick. By 9:45 all was in place and back in order.

Thank you again to all who contribute: Those who gave cards, the blanket, food and supplies... all were appreciated... so much so that the man receiving the lunches at Beans and Bread came out to the truck and exclaimed how these are the best lunches. I liked what I heard... I said "What do you mean"... I was hoping he had taken notice of the great snacks, sandwiches, desserts, fruit, spoons, mayo and mustard packs in the big brown 8# bag... and his reply was "the letters, man, the letters... on the bags.. H...T...B...

so you know what you are getting... Ham, Turkey or Bologna..." so thanks to our letter markers and our meat ladies who organized the meat so well... People do appreciate the kindness and thoughtfulness!!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Update February 14th... Happy Valentines Day. Enjoy the day in the ice.
For this Saturday we have received additional desserts and snacks and fruit cups... so the items still in need are as follows:
25 loaves of bread
15 lbs of lunch meat, ham, turkey or bologna
200 fruit cups or whole pieces of fruit
any additional desserts or snacks will be added to the lunches to make a really nice bag lunch for those who could use a little something extra. Thanks for all the support...and we will see you there on Saturday. As for the weather... if it turns bad again and we can't do the lunches on Saturday... I will update this blog and put a message on the church phone... my extension is 106..... much love on this heart-filled day

Friday, February 9, 2007

February Lunches

This month we meet on the 17th of February, at 8 AM in the hall. We gather to prepare lunches for those in need. We have a quilt that was created by a second grade religious education class on tuesday evenings. They are led by Ronnie Hartner and Julie Femiano Pepper... The class presented the quilt to Mary Fulmer on January 30th... this quilt will be delivered to Beans and Bread in Baltimore to comfort someone who is in need of warmth and protection against this bitter cold weather. We also have notes leftover from Christmas and the Sunday class led Carrie Morris will be making 500 Valentines cards to go into the lunches.
Please pray for those we serve and keep them in mind as you gather your donations and offerings. Our families are such a source of good news for those in Baltimore and Frederick as we continue to prepare the 500 lunches.
Items still needed as of Monday Feb 12th are as follows:
Bread 26 loaves
Meat 20 Lbs
Fruit 240 portions
Snacks 0
Desserts 100
We also need a driver to deliver the lunches to Frederick Beacon House... directions are available on Saturday...