Happy Holidays!

Hi All!
Many of you know of my struggles with eating too much and weight gain. In going through my files, I found this gem that I want to share with you. ritten by Sharon Sward, president of Eating Disorder Professionals of Colorado, author of You Are More Than What You Weigh and radio talk show host on self-esteem, weight, and eating disorders.

What if:
Hunger means you eat when physically hungry instead
of emotionally hungry.
Attitudes about your size has to do with the size of your
heart instead of the size of your body.
Parents accept and value you for who you are, not
according to how you look.
Problems are resolved in ways other than stuffing your
feelings with food.
You spend as much time and energy helping others, as
you do on how you look.

Happiness comes from within rather than from
expectations of others.
Occasions for the holidays emphasize relating to others
instead of emphasizing food.
Love of self means you deserve to treat yourself in the
best humanly possible way.
Identity of self involves more than how you look.
Disapproval of self is changed to approval of who you
Acceptance of what one can not change includes your
body features.
You treat yourself as you treat your best friend.
Society values you for being you without emphasis to
your weight or size.

Enjoy this new year ahead of us all as we work to make changes together.

Lori Esslinger
Part-time pastor

Church News

News from Christian Ed…
Adult Plus (open to all interested persons – teens included!) Sunday School- We have been meeting in the Sanctuary at 9 a.m. for 6 weeks to view a video and discuss: “Wrestling With Angels.” Speak with Pastor Lori if you have any questions.
Pick one or join them all! These are the remaining Sundays in October:
Oct. 6: Forgiving: How do I forgive and get on with my life?
Oct. 13: Doubt: How can I question and still believe?
Oct. 20: Love: Why is loving so hard?

News from the Cemetery Association…
The Cemetery Association will have a brief meeting after worship on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 to vote on By-Law changes. The By-Law changes were sent to each family with the Christmas card you received this summer. If you need another copy, please contact the church office by email: ozuccoffice@ptd.net or call 610-966-3601. Please plan to stay
for that meeting.

News from the Evangelism and Membership Committee…
Join us at Upper Milford Community Day on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building. We have been provided a space at this event to sell water, coffee and other drinks as well as talk about our church. Helpers are needed for all time slots. See Darlene Schmeltzle for signing up.

Join us for Supper Club on Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. We will meet at the Carriage House Restaurant, 745 Gravel Pike, Route 29 in East Greenville.
Lunch Bunch will meet on Friday, October 25 at 12 noon at Perkins on Lehigh Street. Enjoy good food with friends!

Mark your calendars for Dec. 7, 12 noon in the lower social hall for our Church Advent Party. It will be a pot luck meal with our famous games, a craft (very easy and not mandatory!) and a collection of gifts for our Advent mission of Bright Hope, which is an outreach agency for mothers and babies (kind of like Mary and baby Jesus!). Some of the items most needed are: Baby Wipes (unscented preferred), Diapers-sizes Newborn, 4, 5 & 6, New Baby Bottles, Baby Wash, Baby Shampoo, Baby Lotion, Boys and Girls new clothing-sizes 18 months, 24 months, 2T more needed, but smaller sizes too, New Sippy Cups, New Baby Towels and Washcloths, Receiving Blankets (not crib blankets), New Crib Sheets, and New Diaper Bags. So instead of gifts for each other, we will be bringing gifts for the babies and mothers in need right here in the Lehigh Valley. Our own Nancy  is a volunteer with Bright Hope. Join us in worship in late November to hear more of their story. Questions? Speak with Linda  or Pastor Lori.
News from our Food Pantry…
Zionsville Area Food Pantry – Our church is again this year supplying stuffing mixes for the Food Pantry Thanksgiving Bags. We need 120 boxes by November 4th. Thank you!
Remember that you can bring items to our Church for the Food Pantry at
any time. The pantry is always in need of personal care items, paper products and all kinds of non-perishable food. Pick up extra at the grocery store and bring it to Church. Place in the shopping cart in the first floor Social Room. Thank you!

We are also collecting clothing, household items, toys, books, etc. all year around! These items will be sorted and distributed to our food pantry clients four times a year. Thanks in advance for your support. Place items on the bench outside of Pastor Lori’s office and mark it “stuff.”

News from the FUN Group…
Faith Uniting Neighbors Group

The annual Bazaar & Filled Basket Auction is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th this year.

What fun basket are you going to contribute? Would you like to have your own table at the event? Contact Ardyth  (610-965-8829) if you would like to reserve a space (a reservation form is included in the newsletter)—don’t miss out!
Please contact Jan  (610-966-2609) if you would be able to help solicit prizes in the Macungie, Emmaus, or Zionsville areas…a copy of the letter to solicit items from local businesses to be used to fill baskets for the auction is included with the newsletter. She will coordinate solicitation so that we avoid approaching the same business multiple times.
We would love to have some homemade goodies for our bake sale (we’ll remind you in next month’s newsletter). Also, we could really use some help setting up tables on Friday night (November 8) and cleaning up on Saturday after the basket auction. If you are able to help with either set-up or clean-up, please sign up with Patti.

FUN Adult Hobby/Craft Nights.

Do you like to knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, make cards, jewelry? Beginning on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30pm, FUN will kick off our new Informal Creative Craft Nights. We plan to meet monthly, usually the 1st Wednesday of the month. Bring the current project you are working on and socialize with other crafty people. Occasionally we would like to feature a learning session, depending on what people are interested in…Bring your Ideas….and Bring a Friend! Our second meeting will be on October 30 (instead of a November meeting), and then December 4.

Angel Tree
This year the Angel Tree will support Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Centers (brighthopecenters.org). Their mission is to honor life and offer hope by providing pregnancy support services, resources and life skills education to women, men and youth. They also have a temporary housing program for homeless pregnant women. Look for the Angel Tree Sunday, November 10. The angels will contain items that are most needed by the organization. Angels will be due back to the church Sunday, December 8 (the day after the Advent party).

News from Music and Worship Committee…
Third Sunday Treats on October 20, 2019. Come to church a little early to enjoy some coffee, juice and breakfast items with your church friends. 9:45 to 10:10 a.m. in the lower social hall every third Sunday 

Fire Safety Month is Coming! Please use the closest exit to get out of the building. If we are in a group setting, the safe place to gather is the cemetery, away from the building. In that location, we will be out of the way of any equipment needed to put out the fire or help in whatever situation is happening. Always remain calm and know that God is with us!
Dedication Sunday – Please mark your Calendar for Oct. 20 as Dedication Sunday – where we will celebrate the many gifts that have been given over the past year. The biggest gift to be celebrated is the Chair Lift that has been placed in the Village School entrance. That gift was made by Phil  in memory of Sandra. It has had a challenging start in our building but because of the perseverance of our sexton, Rich  I think we are now on the way to successful operation of the chair. It is very simple to use. It is always on. Just be patient and try it out some day. Join us in Worship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday October 20 to hear the other items donated to our church this year.

All Saints Sunday – Join in worship on Sunday Oct. 27 at 10:15 a.m. for All Saints Day and Reformation Sunday. Welcome the family members of the loved ones of our congregation who have died this past year and prayerfully remember them while family lights a candle on the altar for each one. This is a moving and meaningful service of worship for those who are grieving.

Christmas Eve worship! We are looking for your input to make some decisions regarding our Christmas Eve schedule of services. Please use the enclosed survey to “register” your opinion. There are four services listed to pick from. Please choose three that you think will best suit our church. The Wiggly Giggly service is already planned to have Dave Fry with us and is quite a hit with families with young children. Our 11 p.m. service has averaged about 20 worshippers in the past few years. We are considering a 3 p.m. worship service especially geared to our worshipers who prefer to not travel at night and who might bring along our homebound members to be able to be in the sanctuary again. We value your opinion and report back to you the results after the Congregational Annual meeting in November. Thanks in advance. Return surveys to the church office or drop in offering plate any Sunday. If you have any questions, please speak with Pastor Lori.
News from the Outlook Committee…
All You Can Eat Breakfast – Saturday, October 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will continue the third Saturday of each month. Omelets are made to order. Our buffet will include bacon, ham, sausage, eggs, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, chipped beef, toast, juice, coffee, tea, fruit cup and dessert. Come and enjoy this hot and wonderful breakfast served by our Outlook Committee.
Christmas Cookies and Candy – Taking orders for Vanilla and Chocolate Cut-Outs ($13.00/pound) and Chocolate Covered Cherries ($13.00/pound). Orders will be taken until Sunday, November 24, 2019. Pick up will be at our annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 14th between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. To order call the church office at 610-966-3601; email at ozuccoffice@ptd.net. 

News from the Social and Aid Committee…
The Social and Aid Committee will once again be making Chicken Pot Pie with homemade noodles ($8.00) and will be available to purchase by the quart. This year they are also selling Pickled Red Beets ($5.00) by the quart. Orders must be placed by Sunday, October 27, 2019 by calling the Church office at 610-966-3601 or Annie at 610-966-5242; email at ozuccoffice@ptd.net or beeffarm@ptd.net. Pick up will be from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on November 9th during our Church Bazaar and Filled Basket Auction. 

News from The Village School…
We are full swing back to school and the children are settling nicely into their routines as we look forward to our Fire Safety and Pumpkin Patch field trips this month! We still have some openings in our 3’s class if you know of anyone who might be interested in our unique Literacy Through The Arts program. Our program includes local Resident Artists in Dance, Music, Art and Yoga. Many thanks go out to our congregation members who purchased apple dumplings or pies to support our fundraiser! Pick up is 10/16 from 11:30-12:30 and 5:30-6:30.

Did you happen to see our colorful new sign on the red doors that proudly displays our new logo? Village School is re-branding our logo to reflect our love of the arts and the role it plays in our preschool. The design was created by our artistic 2’s aide, Rachel. If you are on social media, please like and follow us throughout the school year on Facebook. When you search for us, we are “The Village School Preschool in Old Zionsville”. We invite you to share in the smiles and enjoy all the fun things we do during the year! If something catches your eye, or your hearts, feel free to share anything on your wall so that everyone can see what a great little school we have to offer at OZUCC!

We are looking for a church member who would be interested in joining the Village School Board, with the intention of being mentored this year to take over as Chair next year. Judy will be stepping down as chair of the Village School at the end of this year. We have a wonderful board in place that works well together and it would be an easy position to step into. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Judy, or speak to Wendy Yeakel at church.

Dan Schantz Fundraiser – Coupons for FUN Group’s Dan Schantz Fundraiser are included in this month’s newsletter. They are good until December 25. We will receive $2.00 when the coupon or app is presented with a minimum $10.00 purchase. Remember you can share them with friends, too!

Annual Report Time!! Committee Chairs and others who usually
write a report for the Church Annual Report need to have their report
ready and in the church office by October 6, 2019 to be included. This
report is to include data from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. They will be handed out at our Annual Congregational Meeting on November 10.

In order to be reimbursed, or to receive credit as a church donation, original receipts for labor and materials purchased on behalf of the church must be received in the office within 60 days of the date from purchase or by January 14, 2020 for purchases in November and December, 2019.

Eyeglass Donations – A collection box for used eyeglasses is located at the front door entrance of the Sanctuary. The Lions Club appreciates your donation.

Make a Daily Click!!! At www.greatergood.com. What You Can Do: Small Actions, Big Results – Did you know that you can make a difference by simply clicking a button on your computer that will provide resources to those in need? And the best part: It is FREE! According to Les, who has been doing this for years, it is easy to do! He does this every day and the clicks add up. Look under the Free Actions tab and scroll down, you will be able to click on 11 sites that provide free help for all kinds of things like: Breast Cancer, Hunger, Alzheimer’s, Rain Forest, Clean Water and more! Check it out!

Nov 3, 2019 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
At 2:00a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019, clocks are turned backward 1 hour. Set yours back on Saturday night before going to bed
so you are not late for church!

Our Church Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday Nov. 10 immediately following worship. We hope all members will stay for this brief but important meeting to approve the church budget and to elect and approve new members for Consistory.
If you have interest in serving on Consistory or any committee, please speak with Pastor Lori. A nominating committee is being formed but the Call of God is stronger!!

Deadline for material to be included in our November newsletter
is October 29. Please place all info in the Secretary’s mailbox
or email to the office at ozuccoffice@ptd.net.

Dan Schantz Fundraiser

          Coupons for FUN Group’s Dan Schantz Fundraiser are included in this month’s newsletter. They are good until December 25. (Please note: FUN Group will receive the proceeds through June, and Village School will receive the proceeds from July through December.). We will receive $2.00 when the coupon or app is presented with a minimum $10.00 purchase. Remember you can share them with friends, too!

Linda and I recently embarked on a mission of mercy.  A friend of mine posted a player piano on Facebook and said that it was for sale.  It was at the home of her brother.  I love player pianos and believed that if I could find a great home for it, it would be loved and enjoyed by many.  I asked Linda if she thought that the South Mountain Memory Care facility in Emmaus, where Linda is a key volunteer, would be willing to provide a place for this unique instrument.  I was planning to offer a donation to the family to whom it belonged and then donate it to the facility.  They said Yes!  So we embarked on getting it moved to the facility from its home in Wescosville.  The player piano was built in 1890 and is very heavy.  After consulting with John Kahle of Emmaus to have him move the piano, he decided he needed more help to move it from a split level home that had plenty of stairs to get to the location of the piano.  With financial assistance from the family who owned it, Linda and her mother, Jane, we were able to have it moved to South Mountain Memory Care and it even sounded in tune when someone at the home played it without the mechanism for the player piano part.  We were all thrilled.  Right before the piano was moved, the owner, Ken (Butch), died of cancer.  Ken treasured his piano and he was delighted to know that it was going to a place where the sounds of music will live on.

Upon attempts to get it to play with the player mechanism, Linda discovered that it needed quite a bit of repair. After many phone calls, Linda was able to get in touch with a man who still did repairs on player pianos (a rare art).  His name is Les Beebe from Medford, NJ.  The piano had to be moved to his shop in New Jersey!  After only a short while, Les did some miracles and it has been restored!  Les is 81 years young!  Soon the piano will be transported back to South Mountain Memory Care in Emmaus.  A celebration and dedication of the piano are being planned and we would like to invite you all to be present.

As you can imagine, all of this work and moving the piano several times, has cost lots of money.  We are planning to take a Joyful Noise offering sometime in October to help defray the expenses.  If you feel so compelled to help with this offering, we would appreciate your generosity.  If you wish further details, please speak with me or Linda.  I am amazed at the level of commitment Linda showed to this worthy instrument and the wonderful people she has met along the way.  When you embark on a mission of mercy, you just never know what you might be called upon to do.

Peace to all,
Pastor Lori

For the New Year

As we begin the new year, it might be helpful to find a mantra or a prayer to hold close to your heart this year on your journey through life. I have found that the Prayer of St. Francis is a helpful stabilizing set of words that bring gentleness and comfort to the forefront. “In most of the published versions of the prayer, the text is abridged, paraphrased, and/or copyrighted. Below is the complete original text from its earliest known publication (1912, in French, copyright expired), alongside a line-by-line English translation.” (source Wikipedia) I have only provided the English version for you. May this bring a focus for us all as we move into 2019.

English translation

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
O Master, let me not seek as much to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that one receives,
it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.

Peace to all,

Pastor Lori


Someone said that money can buy a bed, but it can’t buy you sleep. It can buy you books, but not brains. It can buy you food, but not an appetite. It can buy a house, but not a home. It can buy medicine, but it can’t buy health. It can buy all kinds of amusements, but it can’t buy happiness. Money can buy a fine dog, but only love will make the dog wag its tail.

What kind of wealth do you want? We celebrate the wealth of God’s love in Jesus Christ. The wealth of God’s love brings us what the wealth of the world cannot touch: Peace, understanding, fulfillment, life. These things are eternal.

In Milan, Italy, there is a great cathedral with three doors. On the door to the right is written: “All that pleases lasts only for a moment.” The door on the left proclaims: “All that troubles lasts only for a moment.” And the large center door reminds all that approach: “Nothing is important except that which is eternal.” In this life you will experience pleasures and troubles. What lasts forever is the wealth of God in Jesus. (author unknown)

Take this time this Advent and Christmas season to ponder the wealth of God in Jesus that you have. It will change your life.

Blessings to all for a Peace-filled holiday,

Pastor Lori

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State

Do you know somebody?

Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. That seems to be a good thought for all of us. Think with me about how much we need somebody in this church family. There is no importance placed upon the manner or the list in which I write about somebody.

  • Let’s address somebody who unlocked the church so we could enter.
  • How about somebody who was a greeter or an usher?
  • Do not forget somebody who made the lists for those jobs.
  • Somebody on the worship committee had a hand in our church service.
  • The hymnals were provided by somebody.
  • Oh, that bulletin was done by somebody.
  • The contents of the bulletin were supplied by somebody.
  • The altar flowers were supplied by somebody.
  • The right altar cloths had to be placed by somebody.
  • The sermon had to be prepared and delivered by somebody.
  • The scriptures had to be read by somebody and the list prepared by somebody.
  • The hymns had to be selected by somebody.
  • The choir had to be directed by somebody.
  • And somebody had to be willing to sing in the choir.
  • Somebody had to play the organ.
  • Most important, somebody had to show up for this service.
  • Somebody had to make an offering to the church.
  • We certainly have somebody who cleans our church facility.
  • Somebody gets to count the offering. Somebody takes the funds collected to the bank.

Thank God for somebody or this church would be closed. Sunday after Sunday somebody performs all these tasks and more, some for financial reward but most for spiritual reward.

I hope that you might be somebody we can count on at Old Zionsville UCC.

Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.

Be Thankful in all things.

Peace, Lori

(This column originally appeared in a Bethany UCC, Bethlehem, 2009 newsletter and was written by Dan Sabetti. I altered it slightly. Thanks to Dan for his original thoughts and for being somebody!)

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween safety tips from Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.

Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right, and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross.
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well-lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Church World Service Emergency Cleanup Buckets

Supplies for emergency cleanup bucketsIn light of recent hurricanes, Consistory in conjunction with Faith United Neighbors (FUN) group has decided to once again create Emergency Cleanup Buckets for Church World Service. We did this a while back during Lent. Following is the list of items needed, in case you happen to find good sales on these items. Bring any or all of the items you can find. Please feel free to ask store owners for donations. Buckets from Church World Service USA have already been sent to people in the North Carolina area, so they can begin clean up. More buckets are always needed. If everyone gives a little, we can create a lot! Thanks in advance for your help. Please bring items to the pew outside the pastor’s office any time. Please also note that the items are specifically sized etc. to keep the buckets consistent and easy to share.

Here is what is needed

  • One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If bucket has been used, clean well but do not use if it has held chemicals of any kind.)
  • Four scouring pads
  • Seven sponges, including one large
  • One scrub brush
  • Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)
  • One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap
  • One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)
  • One package of 48-50 clothespins
  • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
  • Five dust masks
  • Two pairs heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves (latex-free, non-surgical)
  • One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather 24-28 heavy duty or contractor type
  • 30 45-gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton
  • One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

Do not enclose money inside the kits or in the shipping boxes.

Download a printable shopping list

All cleaning items must be new. All liquid items must be capped and securely tightened.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be asking for specific items we do not have enough of as our Angel Tree project this year so that we can complete as many buckets as possible.

Read more: Clean up bucket collaboration puts more than 1000 kits in the hands of hurricane victims

Emergency Phone Numbers

When in sorrow………………..call John 16
When people fail you………………..call Psalm 27
If you want to be fruitful………………..call John 15
If you have sinned………………..call Psalm 51
When you worry………………..call Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in danger………………..call Psalm 91
When God seems far away………………..call Psalm 139
When your faith needs stirring………………..call Hebrews 11
When you are lonely and fearful………………..call Psalm23
When you grow bitter………………..call 1 Corinthians 13
Paul’s secret of happiness………………..call Colossians 3:12-17
What is Christianity?……………call 2 Corinthians 5:15-19
When feeling down and out………………..call Romans 8:31
When you want peace and rest………………..call Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than God………………..call Psalm 90
Wanting Christian assurance?…………call Romans 8:1-30
Leaving home for work or travel………………..call Psalm 121
When prayer becomes selfish………………………………..call Psalm 67
For a great invention/opportunity………………………………..call Isaiah 55
When you want courage for a task………………..….call Joshua 1
How to get along with people………………..call Romans 12
Thinking of investments returns?……………..call Mark 10
If you are depressed………………………………..call Psalm 27
If your pocketbook is empty………………..call Psalm 37
Losing confidence in people………………..call 1 Corinthians 13
If people seem unkind………………..call John 15
If discouraged about your work………………..call Psalm 126

Alternate Numbers
For dealing with fear………………..call Psalm 34:7
For security…………………call Psalm 121:3
For assurance…………………call Mark 8:35
For reassurance………………..call Psalm 145:18

All numbers may be dialed direct. No operator assistance is necessary. All lines to Heaven are open 24 hours a day!

Peace, Pastor Lori

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