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Kathy Wright Is New My Father’s House Coordinator

Kathy Wright is the new My Father’s House Coordinator replacing Michele DiGirolamo. Thank you to Michele for serving as MFH Coordinator the past several years. Welcome to Kathy who will oversee the preparation and delivery of meals to My Father’s House every Tuesday. My Father’s House is a counseling program in Gloucester City housing approximately 15 women in a court-mandated program.

Meal delivery to My Father’s House has been suspended since March, in accordance with the social distancing guidelines recommended by health experts to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Meal delivery will resume as soon as the all clear is given. Sign up in the Narthex or online if interested in making a meal for the 15 women in MFH’s substance abuse recovery program once we get the okay. Contact Kathy Wright at 856-325-0496 or kathyandgregwright@gmail.com.

Caring Hearts Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Project Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Each year, Caring Hearts usually prepares and provides food for Thanksgiving dinners for at least 20 families throughout South Jersey living with HIV/AIDS. Each year, various congregations/organizations gather the day before Thanksgiving in the kitchen of the First Presbyterian Church in Haddonfield to prepare these meals. Each organization is asked to contribute various supplies for the meal. LCOS usually contribute 20 large (46-oz) cans of chicken broth. The event is cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Caring Hearts will deliver turkeys and pies to the families, along with a gift card to purchase groceries. We look forward to participating in this event next year.

Holiday Food Drive (Betsy Kuehn)

Instead of having holiday food bags available this year, a donation bin will be outside during the day beginning November 1 until November 29 so people do not have to enter the church to drop off donations of non-perishable foods. Donations will benefit the Peace Center at Bridge of Peace Church in Camden and the LCOS Pantry families. Suggested items for LCOS Pantry families include: stuffing, potatoes, gravy, yams, canned green beans, cranberries and desserts. Suggested items for Bridge of Peace pantry include: canned fruit (20 oz. or less), soup, cereal (medium size), boxed macaroni and cheese, cans of spaghetti sauce, cans of cooked pasta (Ravioli, Spaghettio’s), 2 lb bags of white rice, creamy peanut butter. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to LCOS, and indicate Holiday Food Drive in memo line and mail to the church. Donations for the Holiday Food Drive can also be made online thru Simply Giving. Contact Betsy Kuehn at 856-429-3355 or betsy406@comcast.net with questions. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Advent Giving Tree (Betsy Kuehn)

This year, instead of taking tags from the Advent Giving Tree, an Advent Giving Online Registry will be available so members can sign up independent of being in church. Link to the registry will be posted on LCOS website. There will be no wrapped or unwrapped gifts, only gift cards. Looking to start end of November. The online registry will benefit Urban Promise (for their Christmas Promise Store), Caring Hearts, Pantry families, and My Father’s House. Gifts to be sent to the church. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to LCOS, and indicate Advent Giving Tree in memo line and mail to the church. Donations for the Advent Giving Tree can also be made online thru Simply Giving. Contact Betsy Kuehn at 856-429-3355 or betsy406@comcast.net with questions.