Interfaith Shelter and PB UMC

interfaith_shelter_logoWith the arrival of our guests on December 28, PB UMC will once again participate in the Interfaith Shelter Network. The guests will be at the church from 5 pm in the evening to 7 am the next morning during their two-week stay. They will sleep at the church, shower at the church, and eat their breakfasts and dinners at the church. During the day they will be working, job hunting, or going to school. We will send them out each day with a sack lunch.

Our volunteer recruitment started in November; however we still are in need of volunteers. Sign-up sheets will be located in the church lobby after each worship service. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, but the most critical needs are overnight supervisors, dinner hosts, lunch hosts, set-up on December 28th (including luggage and cots pick-up) and clean-up January 10th (shelter break-down, washing bed linens).

During the month of December donation boxes will be available in the narthex and in the church office to collect personal care items for our guest, such as deodorant, hand and body lotion (travel size), gloves, socks, soap, toothpaste and brushes, feminine hygiene items, razors, shampoo and conditioners. Full size sheets and bed linens are helpful; however, blankets, bath towels, socks and gloves are of greater need. Ken, Betty, and Steve, coordinators of this year’s hosting, thank in advance those who volunteer. Together everyone can look forward to hosting and displaying genuine PB UMC hospitality in welcoming these guests and showing them the love and devotion of the members and friends of PB UMC. For questions and inquiries, contact Ken.

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