MISSIONS OF DONEGAL CHURCH
The Missions of Donegal Church are those efforts which reach out beyond our immediate community to help support a global need.
Our Presbyterian Women group is ALL ABOUT MISSIONS!
Fair Trade Coffee!
Did you know that we serve fair trade coffee, purchased from Equal Exchange, during Fellowship time?
Profits from our purchase, not only, goes to small scale farmers, but Equal Exchange also donates a portion of our purchase to the Presbyterian Hunger Program!
We encourage you to participate in this worthy project, and order a case of coffee for your drinking pleasure! Since we purchase the coffee thru the interfaith program, we can offer you the coffee at a lower price than you will find fair trade coffee in the grocery store!
Any questions or to order, contact Pat Garrigan at 717-808-2120. Thank you for your support of Equal Exchange!
SHARING OUR BLESSINGS – GIVING TREE
Christmas brings many opportunities to share the blessings God has given us, especially with those in need. We’ll again be partnering with the Mount Joy Community Food Bank by donating $10 grocery store gift cards that they will distribute at their annual Christmas Box event. Please help!
Deacons will place red paper ornaments representing the gift cards on our Christmas tree in the sanctuary and on the wreath in Fellowship Hall. Just pick a card and take it to Althea Johnson when you purchase your normal grocery cards. Then tell her how many $10 cards you’re purchasing for the food bank. That’s it!
Since our church is now beautifully decorated for Christmas, please participate in "decorating" Christmas food boxes of neighbors in need with $10 grocery cards. The last day to purchase them is Sunday December 11.
Now for the challenge! Last year we supplied 165 cards - $1650 – to local families in need. Let’s see if we can donate 180 cards this year. Thank you for your generosity!
Mission Tour Program
Learn more about the annual Mission Tour program to upstate New York, performing rural rehab work in cooperation with MINC-- Mission in the North Country.
COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM SIGN UP SHEETS
Donegal has the opportunity to serve with the program again this summer. Our goal is to have 5 people (adults and/or students) participate each Tuesday from June 9 through August 18. The reporting location is the Columbia Presbyterian Church, 360 Locust St. in Columbia. It may be necessary to relocate if help is needed at one of the other lunch locations.
We need 2-3 people from 8:00am to 10:00am to help prepare the lunches and another 3 people from 10:00am to approximately 1:00pm to help serve the lunches.
SUMMER OUTREACH BACKPACK PROGRAM
Beginning Sunday, June 7 through Sunday, July 26, we will be collecting loose change for Rainbow End Youth Center’s annual “Backpack to School” Drive. Your loose change will go towards purchasing backpacks and school supplies needed for students in the Mount Joy area. Containers to place your loose change will be located in the Narthex and next to the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Thank You, D.O.T. TEAM
Occasionally we prepare and serve a meal at the Columbia Shelter. We can’t cook on site, so preparation is simple, with reheating (at most) at the shelter. We start the meal at 10:30 AM, and usually need help for the morning to early afternoon. Contact a member of the Donegal Outreach Team (DOT) to participate in our next service event there.
During the Summer Food Program in Columbia, Judy Kay Bard and I gave away over 1,000 books to children. Thanks to generous donations of gently used children’s books I’ve been able to keep the mission program going. Today (September 20th) I attended the Columbia Presbyterian Church’s monthly lunch program and had a table full of books for the children to choose from. I’m also going to the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia once a month to give books to the children in that program. I saw many of the friends I’d made over the summer at both locations. They call me the “Book Lady” and were happy to see me, as I was to see them. Anyone that has books to donate, please contact me at (910) 547-2484 or at the special email I’ve set up for program KidsLuvBooks@aol.com. There is also a wish list on Amazon.com under that email, where it’s possible to purchase used books for .01 with shipping costing 3.99 (or occasionally free). I’ve purchased many books at this price and they have always arrived promptly and in just like new condition. Thank you to all that helped make this dream of mine (giving books to children) a reality.
Thank you for supporting our Sale of Fair Trade Coffee!
Profits from these sales not only go to small-scale farmers, but Equal Exchange also donates a portion of our sales to the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Since we purchase the coffee thru the interfaith program, we can offer you the coffee at a price lower than you will find fair trade coffee in the grocery store! Check out our new flavors at the coffee stand in Fellowship Hall! Any questions or requests, call Pat Garrigan at 367-2659.