Mission and Outreach
during COVID 19
Estate Sale with a Heart for Missions and Youth
All proceeds from the estate auction of WFPC member Bernie Hardy and his beloved wife, the late Cynthia Hardy, have been generously offered to support our WFPC Missions and WFPC Youth Ministries. A team of volunteers has been working diligently to inventory and photograph items so they can be made available through an online auction platform with eBid local later this month. If you are interested in supporting this estate sale and having the option to bid on items, you may go ahead and register as a bidder now at www.ebidlocal.com. Check back for more information on preview dates and when the auction will be underway.
Doing Anything April 26-April 30?!?
Help us build a fence for the Giving Garden at WFPC!: We’re going to build a permanent fence for our community garden to keep the deer out!!; We need several able-bodied (not necessarily experienced) folks to help construct the fence. So, if you can commit to the whole week (Monday - Friday), great; if you can commit to one or a few days, great! You can sign up through Signup Genius by using this link; https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4EA8A92EA4FB6-community If you have any questions please contact Randy Parrish at email@example.com.
Invitation to Participate in the JOY of Feeding the Hungry
Our WFPC JOY (Just Older Youth) group is posting this early announcement of their drive-
through food drive for the Glory Tabernacle Food Pantry to be held on Friday, April 30. Why so
early? To allow shoppers to take advantage of weekly sales of specifically needed grocery items
between now and April 30.
The Glory Tabernacle Pantry feeds about seventy families a week from Franklin, Wake and surrounding counties. Currently the pantry has enough shelf-stable items to last only until the end of April. WFPC supports this pantry through volunteers, produce from our Giving Garden, and food donations. We invite everyone in our congregation to take part in the JOY of this hunger ministry. Please click here for a list of the specific items needed.
Questions ? Contact Millie Seiler 585-202-4442 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tri Area Ministry (TAM) Donation Collections Return to WFPC Campus
You now have the convenient option to drop-off food donations at WFPC on Sunday mornings while onsite for the 9 a.m. in-person service. A bin labeled Tri-Area Ministry is available by the main entrance to the CLC. If you wish you may also continue to donate directly to the food pantry located at 149 E. Holding Ave. downtown Wake Forest. Donations can be dropped off on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the second and third Saturdays of each month (same times). A convenient 24/7 drop-off box out is located out front if you can’t drop off donations during the open business hours.
A full list of all requested food and personal care items is on the Tri Area Ministry website at https://triareaministry.com/donate/. They even provide a link to their Amazon wishlist to make shopping even easier!
Another way to support our Tri-Area Ministry is by volunteering for a month to load our donations from WFPC and deliver them to Tri-Area during their normal dropoff hours. If interested in knowing more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Armin Harrell at email@example.com.
Giving Garden at WFPC
It’s almost harvest time already! The kale, collards, and chard planted in the ground before Christmas and the lettuce and spinach planted in the table planters three weeks ago will be a welcome and nutritious addition to the packaged foods donated most frequently to our local food pantries. To maximize benefit, we harvest multiple times from each plant, taking a few outer leaves each time. Let us know if you would like to help harvest and/or deliver.
Shed users, unite! Pam recently reorganized our communal storage space. Let’s help each other keep it safe and functional! Return tools and supplies to their assigned locations, and notify Pam if you notice something needs fixing, replacing, or refilling.
VOLUNTEER SIGNUP (required): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090449A5AC2B0-2021
NEW GARDEN EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW POINT OF CONTACT: Pam Schulze, 919-522-3146
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
No workday on Easter weekend, Saturday, April 3
Next Garden Leadership Team meeting: Monday, April 4, 7 pm (Zoom)
First warm-season planting: April 17 (tomatoes)
Wednesday evening work sessions: starting May 12, 6 pm - dark
Tri Area Ministry (TAM)
Donations to support our local Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry continue to operate through member drop-offs directly to the food pantry located at 149 E. Holding Ave. in downtown Wake Forest. Donations can be dropped off on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the second and third Saturdays of each month (same times). In addition, there is a convenient 24/7 drop-off box out front if you can’t drop off donations during the open business hours.
A full list of all requested food and personal care items can be found on the Tri Area Ministry website at https://triareaministry.com/donate/. They even provide a link to their Amazon wishlist to make shopping even easier! Check it out.
The next packing event for our Backpack Buddies recipients will be held Saturday, April 3rd in B017/B018 of the CLC. If you like to learn more about how to get involved with packing or bag deliveries, please contact Heather Wheeler at email@example.com. Volunteers must sign up in advance and follow all safety policies in place.
The team is also excited to resume on-campus food collections in the CLC on Sunday mornings or in the Narthex donations closet weekdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Requested items include the following:
Cans of soup, Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, etc. (Pop top is preferred)
Canned Tuna or Chicken
Ramen Noodles, Easy Mac, Knorr Pasta Sides
Small cans of fruits and vegetables (Pop top is preferred)
PopTarts, Single Pack Oatmeal
Carnation Instant Breakfast Single Serve Packets, 100% Fruit Juice Single Serve Options
Single Pack Snack Crackers, Pretzels
Pudding, Jello/gelatin or Applesauce Cups
Individual Raisin boxes
Peanut Butter Singles/Cups
You may also contact Kathy Kirschner and Ed Tharrington at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding what food donations they need. Thank you for your support!
If you are interested in more information about how to get involved with any of our mission opportunities, please contact your Mission and Outreach elders with questions. Contact Randy Parrish at email@example.com and Sabrina Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org.