Hopin’ to Help the Home

 

​Confirmation Students are

Collecting boxes of tissues

for residents of the

Allegheny Lutheran Home!

All kinds & sizes.

Collection boxes in the

Lounge & Social Hall.

CARDS FOR RESIDENTS

 

            Members are encouraged to write Easter cards to residents at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.  Help to share the good news that Christ has risen! He has risen indeed! with others by sending an Easter card. 

            Cards should be addressed as “Card for Resident” they can be sent via mail or dropped off at the home. The address is:

Allegheny Lutheran Home

807 Goucher Street

Johnstown, PA  15905

            In this day and age when handwritten cards are rarely received it brings happiness and joy to those who do receive them.   Take a moment and send a card or a few to our friends at the home.

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BLANKETS FOR BEDS

                                 Lent will introduce a                                    new servant ministry                                    in partnership with                                      the Alternative                                          Community                                              Resources Program.                                     It is the mission of                                      The Alternative                                          Community Resource Program to respond to the needs of children and their families. ACRP works as an alternative to placement while providing comprehensive programs and treatment to address emotional, behavioral, and academic issues. ACRP also has behavioral health centers responsible for assuring the delivery of community based mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse and/or behavioral health services to individuals with those disabilities. This service spectrum includes treatment for adults through our Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic.

 

     We will provide fleece knotted blanket kits for members to take and complete and return to the church.  The creation of these great knotted blankets is very simple and can be done by anyone.  Providing the clients of ACRP a warm blanket is a wonderful gift.  ACRP says they have a significant need for such simple gifts.  The blankets are also part of ACRP’s make a bed program which provides beds for children and youth who do not have a bed in their homes.

            Blanket kits can be picked up in the Lounge or Social Hall and returned to the same locations when completed.  We hope that members will be excited about this new ministry opportunity and will create these great knotted blankets.

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Communities are seeing more and more people seeking help from their local food pantries and food drives.  The requests for donations are rising, many food pantries rely heavily on donations they receive.  Looking around our own community most people cannot actually see or imagine the significant needs of their friends and neighbors.

          Traditionally, here at First we have had a Lenten servant ministry of hosting a food drive during Lent. Maintaining this Lenten tradition we will once again lift up hunger needs in our community and in the world.

          Each week during Lent, beginning Sunday, March 6th we will be asking for many items needed by the West end Food Pantry.

 

Lent 1 – March 6-12

Peanut butter & applesauce – the top two items on any food pantry list.

 

Lent 2 – March 13-19

Breakfast items – Cereal, breakfast bars, pop tarts, oatmeal, granola bars, etc.

 

Lent 3 – March 20-26

Meals in a box – mac & cheese, Hamburger Helper, Pasta Sides, Rice-a-Roni, etc.

 

Lent 4 – March 27 – April 2

Canned or packaged meats, fish – tuna fish, chicken, Spam, stew, chili, corn beef, etc.

 

Lent 5 – April 3-9

Paper supplies – Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, facial tissues, etc.

 

Holy Week - April 10-16

Soap items – Bar soap, hand soap, dish washing liquid, laundry soap, baby wipes, etc.