Our mission for February is Emmaus Homes.

On Sunday, February 11th, the Hand Bell Choir from Emmaus Homes will be performing at one service with a light lunch, Valentine treats and Bingo to follow. Tammy Albers (Outreach Mission Committee member) offered to help with a small craft, so contact her if you are interested in assisting:) ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AND EXTEND AN EXTRAVAGANT WELCOME TO OUR GUESTS!

Last year, confirmand Sam Fahnestock’s mission “Sweets for the Sweet” had all the confirmands meeting at Cheryl Howard’s home to bake treats for the Emmaus Homes Valentine Party at Grace. The proceeds from sales of candy and heart-shaped cakes went towards purchasing items for the Backpack program and many of the cakes were donated back to Grace for the party; Many Thanks!

Although there was much positive feedback from all who attended last year’s event, we would like to offer more than sweet foods. A SIGN-UP SHEET WILL BE AVAILABLE SO YOU CAN RSVP/WHAT FINGER FOOD YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING.

While preparing to write this article, I read the history of Emmaus Homes on line. Their newest recreational program, EmmausLink, was created in 2015 to promote a community based lifestyle. Clients are encouraged to make natural connections to their neighbors, community members, and friends through activities and groups they enjoy. What better way to connect than worshipping together, sharing food and fellowship! Please join us Sunday, February 11th.

If you would like to donate to Emmaus Homes, envelopes will be provided. After researching this nonprofit organization, I would like to leave you with a quote from their website: “Today, Emmaus serves more than 275 adults with developmental disabilities in more than 60 homes throughout the St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren and Franklin counties.

“Emmaus works with each client to help them live as independently as possible. For nearly 125 years, Emmaus has been providing high-quality services to adults with developmental disabilities.

As we continue to expand our services into the community, our mission remains clear; to provide the highest quality services with a continued focus on our faith-based tradition.

We are committed to preserving our mission for many generations to come.”

 

Carol Miller-Outreach Ministries co-chair

 

 

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