Mark Brock, Pastor
504 W. Mishawaka Ave. • Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 • Phone: 574.259.1975
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ALBRIGHT ADVOCATE'S OFFICE
Martin Buber wrote:
Here’s one of my favorite stories written by anonymous . . . and published in the Sowers Seeds compiled by Brian Cavanaugh T.O.R
CIRCLES OF CARE!
Currently, one of our disabled congregants is being provided transportation for daily life needs. Unfortunately, trips to the bank, doctors, etc, do not stop just because you are confined to a wheelchair. Disabled myself, as I get into my car, I often think about others who are worse off than I am, and I can only imagine what it is like to not be free with one’s own transportation..
If you would like to read “Share the Care” for yourself, I believe there is one in the Church library or perhaps at Mishawaka Public Library.
In Your Service,
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY NEWS!
Shawls have been given to AUMC's pastors, band, Sunday School teachers, Small Group leaders. Our shawls also welcome new worshipers, new members, confirmation and Choices graduates as well as celebrate marriages and new births -- virtually every person in our congregation. This year we began providing shawls to Marilyn Waumans and the Advocacy staff to comfort their clients. If you would like a prayer shawl, please let us know. You can tell Alice Anderson (advocate group), Rose Frantz (574-277-3181), Cleo Conley (574-232-8025) or you can contact Sue Hutchins the church secretary (574-259-1975 ext. 101).
This ministry could never have been so successful without all of you! Each shawl requires 3 full skeins of yarn at around $3.30 per skein or $10.00. To date, we've used approximately $10,000 worth of yarn. As a self-supported ministry, yarn and monetary donation are much appreciated. If you would like to help, the best yarn for our purpose is inexpensive 100% machine washable and dryable acrylic yarn. Common brands include Red Heart, Bernath, Big Twist, Lion Brand or I Love This Yarn. Monetary donations may be put into the envelopes located in the pew racks clearly marked with "Prayer Shawl Ministry."
FYI: The labor to make an adult shawl takes 8, 10 or more hours and over 800 yards (2400 ft.) of yarn. 1000 shawls equal 3000 skeins (2,400,000 feet!) or 454.55 miles of yarn! In the beginning we had between 10 & 12 women actively crocheting, but for the past few years we've averaged just 4 - 7 women per session. We're currently teaching 2 new ladies to crochet and would encourage and welcome more to join.
Prayer Shawl Ministry members have been greatly blessed ourselves and look forward to expanding our outreach in the near future. Look for an update soon.
M.A.C. FOOD PANTRY NEWS!
Pantry donors come from local churches, individuals, and several businesses – for example Martin’s donates bread supplies three times a week. Volunteers show up Tuesday morning to record donations , weigh them , check all the food for expiration dates, and set up the carts ready for the evening clients. Every Tuesday evening and Friday morning, volunteers show up faithfully week after week, year after year to welcome families in need and give out carts of food. Everyone is offered a treat and on Friday those who wish listen to a short devotional by a volunteer. Several times a month our “muscle “ men, pick up large orders of food from the Food Bank and deliver it to Albright using the box truck you see in the parking lot.
In 2017 Sheila Swineheart became the pantry’s new director. She works many hours to see that food is ordered, the pantry clean, volunteers updated on changes and the pantry compliant with old and new regulations. She is knowledgeable, organized, hardworking and compassionate. We are blessed to have her.
M.A.C. Food Pantry
M.A.C. FOOD PANTRY DONATION NEEDS!