Pictured are Lane Oxley, Mary Jo & Lee Emmett delivering the donated items from our recent Valentines H.U.G.S. Drive (Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks) to the Marion County Child Welfare Offices.
Our congregation has a heart for the children in our community; donations weren't limited to just HUGS items. We also collected backpacks, coats, and gently used items of clothing for their Clothing Closet, plus $177.70 in cash gifts.
Do you want to fast this Lent?
Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
Fast from worries and trust in god.
Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.
Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.
Credited to Pope Francis, 2016
John Knox Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Lane N, P O Box 20968, Keizer OR 97307