We'll be collecting Teddy Bears or any other soft, stuffed animals that will fit into a gallon zip-lock bag. These stuffed animals will then be taken to the Hamilton Police Department and the Hamilton and Fairfield Fire Departments to be given to children in order to comfort them when they are in a stressful situation. The bag includes a message that reads, "This beary special pal comes to you with love, hugs, and prayers. Jesus loves you!" It includes the church name and address, as well. Anybody who wishes to make a donation can either purchase a bear or make a donation by putting money in an envelope and marking it "Teddy Bear Ministry" and putting it in the offering plate. There will be a marked container in the Parlor for the teddy bears.
MATTHEW 25 MINISTRIES PROJECT
We continue to collect empty pill bottles (both prescription and over-the-counter) for Matthew 25 Ministries. This is a ministry that helps in all parts of the world and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Matthew 25 Ministries collects used pill bottles in order to shred and then sell to companies that recycle. The ministry uses this money then to support their outreach. There will be containers in the Welcome Center and Fellowship Hall in which you may place your empty pill bottles. The labels do not need to be taken off as they are shredded also. If you prefer, you can take a marker and mark through the name on the label.