Updated: Jan 26
We are focusing this year's Sunday school on how to understand and then live the promises in the baptismal covenant. Read more...
For our first unit, the children decided that they wanted to work on the following: "Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?" Read more about how the kids planned and executed the winter clothing drive...
Update provided by Judy and Lee from the Vergennes Food Shelf, our Winter Clothing Drive distribution site:
Two weeks ago, a young man came into the food shelf. He has 4 children, the youngest is 5 months old.
Lee had picked up the Sunday school bag of warm clothes from Hollyhocks and installed a rack in the back of the Food Shelf.
In Hollyhocks’ bag was a baby's snowsuit. Now, granted the kid could swim in it and perhaps purple isn't quite the color for a boy... But his dad says he can't walk anyway, and he will be warm.
Later Dad was able to pick up just the right jacket for another son.
The first picture is a very shy mom (you can just see her hand) having a relative hold up the jackets and gloves she was delighted with. Apparently, the helper was shy too.
And a young woman, wearing just a thin hoodie, fit perfectly in the neat red jacket you see in the second picture. And there were just the right size gloves for her too.
Two really warm work type jackets went to two farm workers who only had sweatshirts.
In all, the Sunday school collected well over 50 jackets and more than 50 hats, scarves, gloves- almost all brand new- boots, mittens, a bathrobe, sweaters, a beautiful really warm almost new shawl…I could go on and on.
But I wish I had room for a picture of our living room floor when we were sorting 4 garbage bags of clothes from one Hollyhocks pickup.
Many thanks to Kristin and Diane from Hollyhocks for being willing to be the collection site.
What we had left we donated to the John Graham shelter, who were delighted and will pass on what they can’t use to another helping organization.
WAY TO GO KIDS!!!