Grace Episcopal Church
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Welcoming All into God's Peace Together
Our Commitment to the Bridgeport Deanery Food Pantries
For many years, Grace Church has donated much needed food to the food pantries, and lately, has been focusing particularly on being the Cereal Church. Other non-perishables are also welcome. Special food collections are often organized during the holidays and on other special occasions. Grace Church also makes a monetary donation on an annual basis to the Bridgeport Deanery food pantries. This donation is supported in part through money raised in our Noisy Collections. Our parishioners save their loose change in containers at home and then bring it to church for The Noisy Collection. The Noisy Collections are periodically taken up during the Sunday Service at Grace in metal buckets, so hence the joyful NOISE. We gratefully accept donations of loose change from members of the community for this purpose. Just bring it to our office, Tuesday - Friday afternoons 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or leave it in the church at the altar and mark it "Noisy Collection". We'll pick it up and get it to the Food Pantries.
When you consider that one in four children live below the poverty line in our society and that more and more people of all ages are not getting enough food to eat each day, becoming a member of our food pantry team is a very fulfilling and important way to serve as Christ's hands in the world. Let Gail know if you'd like to be a part of the team. And of course, everyone can drop some cereal or other non-perishables in our baskets anytime - we'll make sure they're delivered for you.