9:30am – 10:30am Rally Day Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall Come enjoy some light continental breakfast treats, a cup of coffee or tea, conversation and fellowship with friends (new and old) who have been moving about all summer. All ages welcome!
10:30am – 11:30am Worship (Sanctuary) with a celebration of Sunday School Promotions 3rd grade Bibles awarded, and fall Homecoming with the Chancel Choir.
12noon – 3:00pm All-Church Picnic at Carson Simpson Farm 3405 Davisville Road, Willow Grove *All congregants, extended family, and friends/guests welcome* *Hamburgers and hotdogs provided* *Bring a side dish or dessert to share* *As able, bring folding chairs. Some chairs provided* *Music and games provided*
Summer Mission Opportunity Shoe collection
Shoes. Such a simple word. We go to work or school in them and we send our children out to play in a pair. When new ones are needed, a quick trip to Walmart or the mall, and we buy a new pair. Now, what to do with that old pair?
Were you aware that there’s a way for us to raise hundreds of dollars by just collecting the gently worn, used and new shoes of our supporters and local community? Did you also know that we can do this in such a way that it helps build the local economies of other communities around the world? And all while saving these shoes from permanent and unnecessary discarding in landfills? It’s true!
This summer, the WGUMC New Initiatives Committee is partnering with Funds2GO (a fundraising organization) who will pair us with micro-entrepreneurs in Haiti. These entrepreneurs clean the shoes making them look like new and sell them in their communities for a profit.
You can help us by collecting one bag of 25 pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes in our shoe drive fundraiser. If 25 is too much, just bring what you can to church on the participating Sundays and they will be collected. A good judge of gentle used is if you wouldn’t wear the footwear, then you shouldn’t add those shoes to the collection. Reach out to your friends, neighbors and other family members. All age group shoes and boots are needed.
For our collection effort we receive a check based on the overall weight of the shoes we collect. We are collecting now through September 16th. Willow Grove United Methodist Church 34 N. York Road, Willow Grove 215-659-3232, email@example.com