Our tradition is that we hold Blanket Sunday on Mother’s Day. It’s a Church World service program, whereby local churches collect financial support for disaster relief efforts– so Church World Service can supply blankets, tents, food and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster. Blanket Sunday funds also provide tools and seed for refugees returning home to replant their fields. And wells for families living in drought prone areas, that they might have clean, safe water to drink and irrigate crops and gardens. Blanket Sunday also provides training and microcredit for women struggling to make a living…
To learn more, visit the Church World Sunday site for Blanket Sunday…
It’s a great tradition. It’s a good effort. And I’d like us to consider doing it this year for both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
BUT IF WE DON’T HAVE VOLUNTEERS TO STAFF OUR LOCAL EFFORT (then Blanket Sunday’s not something we can do)? It’s as easy as sitting at a table on Sundays, taking money from folks and getting them to sign and address the cards to the people they are making gifts in honor of.
If you are interested in taking on this ministry, please speak with Mindy in the office or me.
Tools and seeds for refugees returning home to replant their fields
Wells for families living in drought prone areas to provide clean, safe water to drink and to irrigate crops and gardens
Literacy training and microcredit for women struggling to realize their potential.