UPCOMING OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORKDAY!
Our next Habitat for Humanity workday is Saturday, May 11th. If you have a few hours to spare and want to help out our neighbors, we would enjoy your company. Remember, you do not need any tools or special skills. You only need to be at least 16 years old, have a desire to help and energy to work several hours. If you are willing to help, please contact Marc Demiter (879-8501) or Chuck Mullis (448-4420). We will meet in the church parking lot at 8am.
WALK FOR THE BLIND
The Valdese Lions Club and Leo Club are sponsoring a Walk for the Blind on Saturday, May 4, from 10am until 4pm, behind the Old Rock School with local musicians providing entertainment. Special guest will be Milton Bullock of the Platters. There will be opportunities for the community to sponsor walkers and to make donations. We hope everyone will come out and support this important fundraiser.
TWICE BLESSED CLOTHING CLOSET
First Baptist Church in Valdese invites you to donate your slightly used, clean clothes to their ministry (also new socks of any kind). Currently they are accepting summer clothes only.
Please bring your donations after May 2 on any Tuesday or Thursday from 2-4pm.
Stop Hunger Now event on May 18
Volunteers are needed to help package meals at the at the Collett Street Recreation Center in Morganton from 9am-12pm on Saturday and 4pm-6pm on Friday, May 17 (unloading and set-up). WPC will have a table for the packaging event. If you are willing to participate, please contact Ted Carothers at 874-4555 or email@example.com.)
Circle 7 Entertains Broughton Residents
Circle 7 served a spaghetti dinner to about 25 residents and staff members from Broughton Hospital on April 8.
Following the meal the Circle of Strings (pictured) played and sang a variety of songs.
Baked Potato Lunch and Mission Trip Fundraisers
Mark your calendars - May 5
A Team of 7 to 10 church members will travel from Valdese to our sister Church Nueve Jerusalem in Coatepequez, Guatemala during the week of July 22 to July 30. The purpose of this trip will be to build relationships of faith and friendship with our sister congregation through a variety of activities. In addition we will also host an evening Vacation Bible School with the children of the church.
This team will represent the congregation of our church and you are invited to offer your support by attending the Baked Potato fundraiser dinner which will include a baked potato bar with multiple toppings, salad and dessert. There will be a fundraiser of this nature on May 5 after worship at noon. Plan to come and hear about the trip and to meet the team that will be going on Sunday, May 5, after our Children’s Day/Earth Day Unified Worship Service.
Enjoying the March Stuffed Potato Fundraiser
Our Five Cents a Meal Hunger Offering received in April was $518.97. This offering supports the needy locally, as well as in other parts of the world.
MISSION TRIP TO GUATEMALA THIS SUMMER
Is anyone interested in participating on a team of folks who will go down to Guatemala on mission to rendezvous with our sister church and explore Christian culture in their community? The trip is planned for July 22-30. The cost of the trip is very doable. If this is something God is calling you to do, please contact Ted Carothers by February 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org. A deposit of $250 is required by that date.
The Assistance Committee at work . . .
Interviewing a client Selecting food from the pantry