Serve Saturday Plan B
There are two main ways that we can love and serve our neighbors here on Signal Mountain. The first and most important is to practice social distancing as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. But alongside that, we at Signal Pres are working to provide you with simple, safe ways that you can take concrete action to live as the faithful presence of Jesus’ love in these unordinary times. Below are three simple ways that together we can do this:
- Letters to Our Members: There are a number of Signal Pres members who won’t be able to get out much as we wait for the virus to subside. We’ve compiled a list of these folks with their addresses, and we invite you to write a letter to these friends to brighten their day. E-mail Christie Gilliam by Friday, March 20th at 9 AM and she’ll get back to you with 1-2 names of people to whom you, your children, or your whole family can write.
- Reach Out to Your Neighbors: This is a great time to let your neighbors know that you can help them if they have needs in this season. Give the neighbors whom you do know a call or send them a text to say that you’re thinking about them and that you’d love to help if they have needs. For those you don’t know, write a note and put it in their mailbox or at their front door introducing yourself and letting them know that you’re available.
- Kids of Growth food bags: Kids of Growth is a ministry that works with kids and their families in the Chattanooga Westside neighborhood. Families there are some of the most food insecure in our city, and there are no grocery stores in their area. We partner with Kids of Growth throughout the year but the closing of schools is a unique challenge to this community, as students who receive free school lunches will be out of school for the foreseeable future. Some of our members are working to provide these kids and their families with food in a time that they otherwise won’t have access to this source of nutrition. Below you will find items that are being requested. You can drop off food supplies at the homes of Camille Ward (907 Adams St) or Sara Fowler (12 St Ives Way). Monetary gifts can also be made through the church (designated to Kids of Growth) for groceries to be purchased.
Suggested Foods (preference is for non-perishable): Bread, peanut butter and jelly, fruit cups, canned soup, canned ravioli, Hamburger Helper, fruit snacks, Goldfish/Cheese-Its, pudding cups, apple sauce, Easy Mac, peanut butter crackers, granola bars, cereal, Cuties, oatmeal, and Pop-tarts.
Other donations: In addition to nonperishable food items we also invite you to donate craft kits, outdoor entertainment and educational supplies. Feel free to donate this stuff out of all those closets and drawers you’re currently cleaning out! Examples include: bubbles, jump ropes, chalk, balls, coloring books, crayons, word searches, workbooks, craft kits, etc. While we may not categorize those things as essential as food they are still important in raising healthy kids!
How to Serve
There are many ways to serve with Signal Pres, both within our church and in our community.
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