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Help Us Help the Homeless this Winter

16 Jan

Hypothermia Center Planning Meeting

 

2017 Winter Season

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18

Pender United Methodist Church is once again honored to be hosting a Hypothermia Center in coordination with Fairfax County Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services (FACETS).  FACETS is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless in Fairfax County.   Last winter there was an average of 30 to 40 guests per host church.  FACETS rotates week-to-week between faith community hosting sites. Pender UMC hosting week is March 12-19.

Volunteers and donations needed for the Hypothermia Center to be hosted at Pender during the week of March 12-19th.

We will need volunteers as: greeters, meal preparers/servers/clean-up, overnight security, van drivers, and laundry care. Donations of specific food items, toiletries, gently used winter clothing (adult), monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

Please sign up at the Sign-Up Center in the church lobby or online via the Sign-up Genius by clicking on this link or contact Jim Scheurer at either jimscheureriii@gmail.com or at 540-454-4092.

We would love to have you support our Pender Hypothermia Program

Come experience the joy of serving our homeless neighbors.

How Can I Help?

 

  • Pray
    • Pray for Ministry & our Volunteers
    • Pray for our Guests
    • Pray for how you can use your talents to help
  • Donate
    • Hygiene bags (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo)
    • Backpacks
    • Gloves
    • Cold weather hats
    • Socks & underwear
  • Volunteer
    • Different shifts available
    • Training available March 12 at Pender

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?

When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?
The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”

~ Matthew 25:35-40

Please consider supporting this effort by volunteering your time.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Get Involved!, Ministries, Pender Men, Pender UMC

 

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