LAY LIFE AND MISSION
At Christ Church we believe that we are called to serve others. Serving the Lord and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ can seem like an overwhelming task-but our Mission team finds faith and trust in the direction and strength of the Holy Spirit.
LAY LIFE MISSION FOR APRIL
Lay Life and Mission Committee
The Lay Life Committee has chosen Blackburn Center as our mission for April and May. In 1975, a task force of the National Organization for Women met to address rape and sexual assault issues in Westmoreland County. The result was Westmoreland Alliance Against Rape whose hotline answered its first call on December 6, 1976. Since then, what is now Blackburn Center, has grown to a staff of more than 30, with an active team of volunteers. Through this growth, they have developed an array of services for adult and child victims of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as comprehensive community education and professional in-service training programs. Blackburn Center will support victims with their shelter, counseling, and advocacy services as long as there are victims who need them. Items are needed to sustain the shelter; donations of the following items will be welcomed during these months:
Dish sets (plates & bowls, service of 4)
Food items: any canned food, other non-perishables, etc.*
Glass baking dishes
Paper towel holders
Pots & pans
Silverware, service of 4
Small appliances: electric can openers, coffee makers, toasters, mixers, etc.
Zip-lock bags: 2 gallon, 2.5 gallon, and quart sizes
*Food items we especially need include: all kinds of soups, jelly, canned tuna, canned chicken and other meats, canned or bottled juices.
Air Mattresses: Any Size
Bed-in-a-bag sets (twin & full)
Comforters (twin & full)
Underwear: Women's sizes 9 – 12
Hair Care products for Women of Color
Paper products: toilet paper
Shower Curtains & Liners
Not needed at this time: travel-sized toiletries & adult toothpaste
Adult Coloring Books
Gasoline cards (GetGo & Sheetz)
Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Shop 'N Save & Giant Eagle)
Long distance calling cards
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
Square Sterlite Laundry Baskets
Sweat suits (sizes S, M, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Trac-Phones & Cards
Thank you for your support.
On going missions include Kiva loans and our partnership with the Westmoreland County senior food bank as well as the local meals on wheels.
You are invited to meet our mission partners from across the globe to right here in our neighborhood and learn more about what God is doing around the world through them.