Fifteen Year Anniversary of 9/11- Weekend of Mission at Christ Church

August 16, 2016

 

 

In memory of all those that tragically lost their lives 15 years ago on 9/11, we are joining with the American Red Cross to do a “weekend of mission”.  On Friday, Sept. 9th we will host a blood drive in Randall Hall from 10:00 to 3:00.  Please come and give the “gift of life” (and we can always use some homemade cookies and volunteers to serve.)  On Saturday morning, Sept. 10th receive the “gift of learning” as we offer a training class in Randall Hall taught by the Red Cross to prepare us to serve the community after a natural disaster.  On Sunday, Sept. 11th Christ Church teams will give the “gift of service” as they go out into the community with local firemen to install smoke alarms in at risk homes and provide safety plans and fire prevention education.  Also, on 9/11 we will put together “Comfort Care Kits” for children that have been displaced due to a home fire.  These kits will be distributed through the Red Cross.  We will conclude the weekend with a Communion service and Parish Potluck dinner.  All are welcome!

 

The schedule for our mission weekend is as follows:

 

Blood Drive- Friday, September 9 from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm in Randall Hall

You can set your appointment to donate by visiting redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code <CEC>

 

Disaster Action Team Class- Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am

Register here to participate in the class and become a disaster volunteer.

 

Service Day- Sunday, September 11 times and details are below

 

Ways to get involved and serve:

 

  • Sign up to give blood.  (If you’re 16, you can give with your parents’ permission.  Anyone 17 or older can give!) Use sponsor code <CEC>

  • Make cookies and tomato sandwiches for all blood donors. Sign up for this here.

  • Help with the blood drive – 10:00 to 12:00; 12:00 to 3:00 (serve cookies and sack lunches). Sign up to work a shift here.

  • Sign up to come to our Disaster Action Team class on Saturday, Sept. 10th from 9:00 to 12:00 am

  • Purchase items for the Comfort Care Kits for Children displaced from a home fire. You can find a list of items needed and sign up to donate by clicking here.

  • On Sunday, Sept. 11th be a part of a Christ Church team to help install smoke alarms in at-risk homes and provide fire prevention education and safety plans.  The teams will meet here at the church for training from 1:00 to 1:30.  Then will go to work from 1:30 to 4:30.  Sign up to serve here.

  • On Sunday, Sept. 11th come to Randall Hall to put together Comfort Care Kits from 4:00 to 4:45.  Sign up to help here.

  • Come to our Communion service in the Nave from 5:00 to 5:30ish followed by a Parish Potluck Dinner in Randall Hall.

 

Ways to help:

 

  • Distribute posters to downtown stores, restaurants, Courthouse, Sheriff’s office, etc.  Help with publicity for the weekend events. Click here to download and print flyers.

  • Get volunteers to make sack lunches, and cookies to give out to blood donors.

  • Sign up to give blood and recruit others to give!

  • Snacks for the Disaster Action class on Sat., Sept. 10 from 9:00 to 12:00

  • Help Rena McEntyre with Comfort Care Kits

  • Help Eric Wilson with the group to meet and install smoke alarms, fire prevention education, etc.

  • Help coordinate the pot-luck supper on 9/11

 

Please contact Kathy Harris at kharris@christchurch1828.org with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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