100% of the proceeds from the Patch are distributed to local and regional charities which include but are not limited to food pantries (MEND, Millburn Food Bank, House of Mercy Mission), Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless (clothing and food pantry), aid to refugees through One World/One Love and RAP (Refugee Assistance Program), Hope for Haiti, the Christian Appalachian Project (building and repairing homes) as well as a percentage of the sales which are returned to the Navajo Reservation who grew the pumpkins.
On Saturday, Oct. 16th from 10-12 noon – Open Door Nursery School will host a pumpkin paintingand bake sale on the patio. Come one come all! They will also be collecting Halloween costumes to donate to a shelter.
Coat Drive – we will be collecting coats for all ages through the month of October. You can drop coats off during Pumpkin Patch hours – there will be a coat rack to hang them on.
ONE WORLD, ONE LOVE – Our mission partner, is setting up apartments for and welcoming multiple Afghan refugee families. They have an urgent need for toiletries. Please consider donating the items below. You can drop off donations at church on Sunday or in the storage box outside of Open Door Nursery School anytime up until Sunday, Oct. 24th.
FAMILY PROMISE (formerly known as IHN): Do you love walking for a cause? Then come join us for the FPE Walk for Change Event on October 16 & 17! This is our only fundraiser in 2021. We need WPC’s help. For more info, registration, or ways to donate, visit the event page HERE.
Mark your calendars for a four-week study of the Book of Psalms. Adult Ed will be offering the “Office Hours” bible study. Watch the video at home (see below for links to the videos) and join us on the patio at 11:30 am (following Coffee Hour), weather permitting, for discussion. We will start the study on October 17th and continue through November 7th.
In July a team of 12 youth and adults road-tripped to Eastern Kentucky to partner with the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP). For the fourth year in a row, we spent the first week of summer bringing hope and help to those in desperate need. This year we re-shingled roofs and built porches to make their homes safer and dryer. It was a wonderful week hard work and heavy lifting, team bonding and faith abounding. We can’t wait to go back again next summer!