The Messenger Operation Christmas Child News From Outreach United

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Upper Darby, PA 19082
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1108 Steel Road
Havertown, PA 19083-3211
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November 2014
The Messenger
News From Outreach
Operation Christmas Child
Great news!!! We have
enough shoeboxes, so now we
need the following items for
ages 5 to 15:
Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed
animals, yo-yos, jump ropes,
jewelry, etc. (NO guns)
“The Messenger” is published 11 times a year by Hope United Methodist Church, located at Steel and
Eagle Roads in Havertown. Worship each Sunday begins at 11:00 am and includes Childcare and
Children’s Sunday School. Each week, Adult Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.m. and Youth Sunday School
at 10:00 am.
Our Pastor, James F. McIntire, can be reached by calling the church office, 610.446.3351 or his cell
phone, 267-257-9541 or by Email at [email protected] The church office hours regularly
are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us at any service or special event. Learn more about
us at our website:
Catch the Spirit!
Toothbrushes, bar soap, combs (NO
toothpaste, NO washcloths-have enough))
School Supplies
Pencils/sharpeners, writing paper/tablets,
coloring books, picture books, picture cards
(NO crayons-have enough)
Socks, gloves, hats, ball caps, sunglasses,
hair accessories
If it is not convenient for you to shop or you
would like to contribute to the postage of the
shoeboxes, donations are greatly appreciated.
As this is the only gifts these children receive
at Christmas, we feel it is a wonderful way to
spread God’s love.
Thank you so much for your support,
Doris Peabody, Lyn Medica, Joan Cottier
for The Outreach Committee
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
The Haverford Township Ministerium is holding the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on
Sunday, November 23rd, at the St. Raphaela
Center, 616 Coopertown Rd., Haverford at
7:00 p.m.
Thanks to the
Haverford High
team we are well
stocked in canned
soups and vegetables. They just happened to be passing by
when the Food Bank was open - on their way
to another drop off destination - when they
saw our signs! They decided to drop off what
they had collected to us! What luck - and
Thanks to all for your generosity!
Sunday Worship held in
Sanctuary 11:00 a.m.
All Saints Remembrance
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Communion Sunday
Casseroles for St. John
Hospice 7:30 p.m. Thomas Hall Kitchen
Fundraiser for the Stango
Children’s Fund
Food Bank 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Food Cupboard
Trustee Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Harvest Home Sunday
Interfaith Thanksgiving
Service at St. Raphaela Center
Church Council Meeting
7:30 p.m.
Facts Session 10:00 a.m
First Sunday of Advent
Prayer Group on Fridays at
1:00 p.m. in the Roush Room
Sign Up Sheets
Please take a few moments and look at the following sheets in
back of Jones Chapel: Altar Flowers and last but not least the
“Sunday Greeters” list. The Church Office is always looking for
volunteers to be Greeters, Lay Readers and Ushers. Take a look
at all the lists to see if there are dates that you would like to dedicate Altar Flowers to loved ones and be a greeter, consider being
a Lay Reader/or Usher. Please call the church office and speak to
the Secretary who will advise where the need is for Ushers and
Lay Reader. Thank you!!
Please take a few moments and look at the following sheets in the
Jones Chapel Narthex:
• Altar Flowers
• Greeters • Bulletin Sponsors
2 John Dunn
Steven Sneddon
5 Glenn Downs
6 Sonja Kerr
7 Joan Cottier
9 Barbara AmEisen
Anna Mae Wren
16 William Abrams, Jr.
17 John Wren, Jr.
18 Christopher Ehrhart
Linda Abrams
19 Keith Lipton
21 Richard Carlin
26 Chase Elizabeth
28 Larry Sneddon
30 Leah Hatchigian
Any items received after the 15th will appear in the following month’s mailing.
J. Miles
P. Cutillo
M. G. Emmett
D. AmEisen
D. Romero
2 W. Irving
9 J. Engler,
R. Brunner,
J. Deegan
16 M. Cosgrove
23 W. Hoyle,
W. Irving
30 J. Engler,
D. Molnar,
J. Hoyle, P. Cutillo
2 J. Engler,
9 P. Jacobs,
R. Brunner
16 M. Cosgrove,
L. Magro,
D. AmEisen
th e F u
Ultimate Wellness held every
Tuesday and Thursday
6:15 to 7:30 p.m
Serving in November
23 L. Medica,
H. Scheck
30 L. Medica,
H. Scheck
2 E. Wojnovich
9 A. Mattoon
16 A. Stango
23 T.J. Osborne
30 M. G., Popky
for the
The second Tuesday
of each month
casseroles for St.
John Hospice are
made in the Thomas Hall kitchen, thanks to
Kathy Reisch and her helpers. All volunteers
are welcome. The next date is Novembe 11,
2014 at 7:30 p.m
2 - 9 - 16 - 23 - 30
K. Kramer
Kathy Cherwinski
One and all
thank you
for volunteering
Narthex Nosh
The Narthex Nosh will begin some
time in the fall after the 11:00 a.m.
worship service. Volunteers please
contact Joanne Miles –
[email protected] Thank you.
Hope UMC is Selling Gift Cards to
Support Our Capital Campaign
Please consider support of the Capital Campaign through use of the
Shop With Script Program. You can benefit Hope through purchase of
a large inventory of Gift Cards. It’s a win for all. No extra cost to you and benefit to Hope.
Purchase can be made by one of three methods: Sign up for a Family Account at Enrollment Code – 73A8EB3D34865
E-mail your order to [email protected]
or call Joanne Miles 610-449-9864 or the church office 610-446-3351
November is upon us and the guests of Connect by
Night are gone for another year. This event is not
without a few surprises, but mainly we are amazed at
the number of folks that come to sleep in our church.
Every year there are more, this year they averaged
around 45 to 50 but one night there were 55 and I suspect as the month went on and the weather got colder the numbers increased. I was surprised at the
number of women and young men. Harold and I did
meet the vans as they came in one evening and I
talked with several of the folks. One little, elderly
lady told me that she was grateful to be sleeping in
our church as she and her daughter had lost their
home. She hoped it was temporary as she didn’t like
getting up at 5:00AM. However, they were grateful
for a safe place to sleep and the daughter wanted the
congregation to know they appreciated the snacks.
To the HOPE Family,
I believe we have been helping these folks since 1993
that I am aware of and each year the numbers
increase. We started out with Shepherd’s Place and
now Connect by Night.
The items most requested continue to be toiletries
(deodorant, body wash, razors, lotion, foot powder, body wipes, chapstick, etc), snacks (cookies,
protein bars, crackers, nuts, coffee, etc), water
enhancers (i.e., Crystal Lite, Mio), paperback
books, sports magazines, socks, etc.
To everyone who supplied snacks and a beverage, our
heartfelt thanks. A big thank you to Kevin Kramer,
who cooked and supplied a meal for the guests and
also to our neighbors at Sacred Heart who supplied
treats for two nights during the month.
Carl Parker, who was once a homeless person and is
now a member of staff and has turned his life around,
wanted to specifically share with me, how much he
and his staff missed Nick Stango. He wanted us to
know just how much they all missed Nick and his
association with them.
There will be a Toy Barrel in the narthex from Nov.
19th to Dec. 17th. The Community Action Agency of
Delaware Co. will be collecting toys for distribution
to children in their emergency shelters over the holidays. If you are able, purchase a toy, book, gift card,
etc. and drop it in the Toy Barrel.
November is shoebox month for Operation Christmas
Child, date for filling the shoeboxes November 13.
Doris Peabody/Pat Cutillo
Outreach Committee
Many thanks to all of you once again for your generous support of our young men and women serving in the military in the Middle East. The number
of troops there has decreased greatly, but we still
have many soldiers stationed there and they really
deserve our support and remembrances. I continue to send 2 boxes about every 6 weeks, and all of
the items you have contributed have been much
appreciated. We have received 4 new thank you
notes from 3 soldiers [SSgt Andrew Smith and Cpl
Tania Braxton (Afghanistan), LtCol Gordon
Hannett (Kuwait)] who received our boxes, and
the notes (signed by many of the soldiers) are
posted on the tri-fold display in the Narthex. I
hope you will take a moment to read these
ThankYou notes, and realize how much your contributions have been appreciated. Although each
box is sent to one soldier, the items are shared and
available to all soldiers in the units, depending on
their needs.
I am assembling special boxes for Christmas and
would like to include some Christmas cards from
many of you, so please write a card and drop it in
the basket in the Narthex. Other Christmas snacks
would also be appreciated—(decorated cookies,
cupcakes, candy, etc), or some handheld games.
Let’s make sure they know that they are remembered, especially during Christmas when they are
away from family and friends.
Again, thank you for thinking of our soldiers who
are far from home and for all the items you donate
for them, and keep them in your prayers,
Outreach Committee
Linda Gonzales
Food Bank
The Food Bank is open the third Saturday of each month from
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The next date is November 15th.
Note: Each guest will be provided with 2 bags for shopping.
Almost all items were depleted,October 18h. We must replenish
for the November 15th Food Bank. Please consider contributing:
November Food Bank Needs
Canned Fruit & Vegetables
Canned Soup
Fruit Juice
Canned Fruit
Pasta & Pasta sauce
Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper
Breakfast Cereal
Pancake Mix & Syrup
Peanut Butter
Instant Oatmeal Packets
Baby Diapers
Coffee (instant and ground)
Powdered Milk
Cooking Oil
(medium sizes)
Canned Tuna
Canned Chicken
Infant Formula (milk based)
Plastic Wrap & Aluminum Foil
Shampoo & Body Wash
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Toilet Paper
Laundry & Dish Detergent
Paper Towels
Deodorant (Men’s and Women’s)
Plastic Bags
Remember No Glass Containers f Currently, we do not need baby food
ENVELOPES FOR 2015 will be in the Narthex beginning December 7th, 2014. Remember, if
you want credit for your contributions please use your Sunday envelopes, this will help the counters apply the contributions to the correct member/number. Any contributions received after
Sunday, December 28th, 2014 will automatically be posted to your 2015 statement.
Thank you.