Announcements for November 25/26, 2023
Thank you to our Worship Assistants this weekend: Tom Atkins, Pat Brown, Andrea Meyer, Pam Moody. Volunteers are always needed—see the sign-upsheet in the narthex.
Happy Birthday to Ken Suhr on Nov. 30th. Best wishes for a happy birthday!
Next Sunday is Food Bank & Green Bag Sunday. Place your non-perishable items in the food basket in the narthex. (Please check the expiration dates). For those participating in the Green Bag Project, please bring your filled bag at this time and place under the table in the narthex.
VV Homeless Coalition Winter/Christmas Drive
Sponsored by In-Reach/Outreach team. This drive will end on December 31st. Be certain to make sure these people have a nice Christmas by providing something special from this list. Recognize their winter needs as well! Totes for the collection are in both the narthex and in the fellowship hall.
• Greatest Needs at this time:
Blankets or comforters (twin and full size) Sleeping bags
One or two-person tents and tarps Backpacks
Men’s pants/ jeans—waist size 28-34 Long underwear/ thermals
Men’s and women’s undergarments
Men’s and women’s gloves, scarves, and hats
• VOLUNTEERS! A couple hours a week is so helpful to the facili-
ty. Whether you sort and put away donations, or greet people at the door, every kind word and action counts!
• What we have no need for at this time:
Socks Clothing, for now, unless a special need has been identified.
Large bottles of shampoo/conditioner (travel size is always welcome) remember they have to carry these things
Expressions of Faith is the name for our new In-Reach program. We all need help at one time or another. This is about SOJ members helping other SOJ members and building a cohesive community. Thank you to those members
who completed the survey indicating how you can help. The next step is to identify the SOJ members who need support. We will then make a match based on need(s). Please keep an eye out for upcoming information on Expressions of Faith. If you have questions please contact Cindy Hendrickson or Trish Wood.
Greet someone new today! Invite them for coffee.
Last week’s attendance: Saturday 11/18 & Sunday 11/19 = 54.