Daffodils and Diapers Help Sick and Needy (3/25/18)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in EventReport, FEATURED, Mission: NJandCountry, Neighborhood Center, UMW | 0 comments

The day was Palm Sunday; a special sabbath for celebrating the arrival of our King and Savior into Jerusalem.

But like any other opportunity when we gather, it was also a time to reach out and help the needy.  Palm Branches helped us worship, but Daffodils and Diapers helped us to help others.

 

Daffodils

Each year at this time, we sell pots of daffodils.  These yellow flowers do more than to just brighten up our springtime homes;  the proceeds go to the the American Cancer society to help fight this deadly disease (and all of its many variants).

The order forms were included in the bulletins several weeks ago, and over 50 pots of daffodils were ordered.  Additionally, many people gave a straight-up donation without purchasing the flowers. 

Thanks to these little yellow flowers and to the other donations, we were able to send over $500 to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Diapers

Our United Methodist Women added to our Palm Sunday spirit of missions, when we collected packages of diapers for families with young children.  Diapers are not cheep; bearing this cost can be difficult for a needy family.  So, we got together, put a basket out in our Narthex, and PUMC’ers filled the basket with donations.

We were blessed to be able to donate over 30 packages of diapers to the Neighborhood Center in Camden.

The Neighborhood Center, located in Camden NJ, is an urban outreach center founded by the New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist church. It provides a safe place for children, parents, and seniors to support each other. 

 

Our Women’s group supports the Neighborhood Center in many ways throughout the year. Our next benefit is the Mother’s Day Loaf Cake Sale to benefit the Neighborhood Center Summer Camp.

 

 

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To learn more about our United Methodist Woman’s group, click this button:  UMW    

Or, if you want to learn more about the Neighborhood Center:  Neighborhood  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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