Click: Living Earth Reflection, Our Faith In Action
Click: 2009 Sept ELCA Grand Canyon Synod Advocacy E-News
Click: Additional Outreach Information
We can all do more to help our environment. One of many ways is by recycling to make God's world a better place for all of us, our children and grandchildren. Click: recycling
for some details in a 14 page document of recycling ideas for White Mountain communities.
And also click: Additional Local Outreach Information concerning White Mountain Food Banks including:
Catholic Charities/Grace Church
The Love Kitchen
First Baptist Church—Show Low
First Baptist Church—Pinetop
White Mountain Christian Church
The Salvation Army
Snowflake Cedar Hills Pantry
Vernon Food Pantry
Old Concho Food Pantry
MIKID if you’re interested in working with Mentally Ill Kids in Distress please check out the MIKID flyer on bulletin board in Polycarp hall.
Providing for the poor
● There are many people of all ages in the White Mountains who cannot afford winter clothing. Please gather all your unused coats, jackets and heavy sweaters and take them to any of the used clothing outlets on the mountain: Grace Thrift Shop, Dog House, Love Kitchen, etc. Upon request, all the charities will gladly issue you a receipt for tax purposes.
Local Area Food Banks: As the economic downturn tightens its grip, this is a good time to practice God's graciousness by offering increased support to local foods banks who are all experiencing greater demand and fewer donations. We have placed flyers with a list of the local food banks in Polycarp Hall if you wish to support them directly, or share with someone in need. The ministry of food is a wonderful gift to share with our community.
Supporting our troops: We have mailed 8 additional boxes, bringing the year's total to 103. Of these, 96 have been sent to the Iraq Military Hospital, 2 to a Transportation Unit in Kuwait and 5 to individuals in Afghanistan. We have sent 19 to Iraq during this Christmas Drive, a great "Thank You" to everyone who has helped. I will single out Judy Peterson who let us have two LARGE bags of homemade cookies from the Blue Ridge Leo Club (Junior Lions). There were short notes and letters from various Leo Club members, all of which have been mailed in the various boxes. Keep up the great work and keep baking etc. This is a marvelous ministry of our church, which has touched the lives of a tremendous number of our wounded military. The impact is immediate, at a time when, far from home and in a hostile environment, their need is greatest. Thank you all, keep up the great work.
Peter G Bish
“Butterfly Boutique”, Family and Advocacy Center, and Community Food Pantry is now open. The White Mountain SAFE House has created this unique opportunity to serve our community. Please stop the boutique at 1663 W. White Mountain Blvd. in Lakeside, and see what is available. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. You may also find out more by calling 928-368-4066, or by visiting the SAFE House website at www.wmsafehouse.org.