Monday, November 29, 2010

Restart

As many of you know we help out with Restart every month.  Restart is an inner city homeless ministry in downtown Kansas City.  We serve a meal once a month there and have for over ten years.  If you were in church yesterday you heard there was a massive jump in homeless in Kansas City this past few years.  For the last few years we have heard there were 7,700 homeless in Kansas City.  That numbered swelled to over 13,000 this past year.  There are many in need of help.
This Christmas is our next Saturday to serve.  Thank you to all of you who signed up to bring stuff and deliver.  This year is a bit different as we are not serving the food.  They have plenty of volunteers to serve, but we still need to deliver the food which includes: Ham, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls, Desserts and Relishes.  We will not be preparing the food up here like usual.  We are asking people to bring prepared items to the church for deliver.  We also have a list of items for the 150 adults, 25 children and 7 teens staying at the shelter.
$3-5 McDonalds or Burger King giftcards
Small Bible or Devotional Book
Packaged candy or cookies
Thermal Socks and underwear
Rain Poncho
$5 phone card
$ bus day pass
Crossword or Suduko book and pencil
Notebook and pen
Scarf and stocking cap
Warm gloves
Soap and Lotion
Travel Mug
Plastic container with lid
Small gift for boy or girl

Please prayerfully consider making a difference for someone in need this Christmas.  Thank you for helping with the Lee's Summit Social Services Toy Drive this year.  Grace spent nearly $10,000 to give 300 families a  wonderful Christmas morning.  We can do more.  Pray.  Open your heart.  How can we help those in need this year?
Drop your items off at church any time before Christmas Day.
Bring your food up by 10 am for deliver.  We still need some helpers.  Sign up to help!!!

Thanks.
Go in peace and go with God.

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