The Spring Yard Sale Needs Your Donations and Your Help!
St. George’s Spring Yard Sale is next week! It takes place Saturday May 12 from 8 am – 1 pm and we need assistance in any number of ways.
- Bring donations – gently used items are welcome, from clothes to household goods to anything in between. Drop off any yard sale donations starting Monday May 7 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
- Help with Set up – each night this week, starting tomorrow, May 7, we need people to volunteer to sort and price items. Sign up for any shifts you can help from 6:30 – 9:30 pm Monday through Friday.
- Work the day of the sale for an hour or two helping customers, doing check out, and otherwise assisting.
- Donate small bags of chips and sodas to go with the hot dogs/veggie dogs.
- Donate to the bake table – the teens are holding a bake sale with proceeds going to the Mission Trip to Puerto Rico, so bake something for the sale.
- Help with clean up – from approximately 1 – 3 pm we need lots of help packing up what is left and getting the church ready for Sunday services.
Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board and thank you for your help!
For $5, you earn the chance to win a machine that’s basically a barista. It sports an LCD display so you can brew all of your favorites easily—Espresso shots, Americano, Cappuccino, Lattes, and more. It automatically grinds your coffee right before brewing it and froths your milk perfectly into your latte without you having to lift a finger; and it could be yours for five bucks! The winner will be selected at random at the post trip Spaghetti Dinner on June 30th. Buy your tickets from any teen, Connie, or Gabrielle after service, or email email@example.com. All proceeds go to the Youth Group for their Puerto Rico trip.
“Who is my neighbour?” is a troublesome and complex question. The neighbour dilemma is especially thorny when it is linked to justice issues that involve a sense of responsibility for other people’s predicaments. Neighbours are not just anyone from anywhere. They are people within tangible reach of our compassion. The challenge from Jesus is to realize how widely our compassion can reach. In Jesus’ code, to love is to be just. To be just is to love. And when we claim to follow Jesus, we are disciples of justice. Jesus’ mission on earth in his time is our mission on earth in our time. (From “JESUS AND JUSTICE” International Social Justice Commission, the Salvation Army).
This is the focus of the first of our two upcoming Adult Ed Forum sessions, May 13th and May 20th. We will explore, on a biblical basis, the Challenge of Dignifying Second Class Citizens, our neighbors in week one. Time permitting, in week two, we will also explore Challenging Unjust Behavior. We will be using the Bible Study developed by the Salvation Army entitled “Jesus and Justice”. We hope that this will become an ongoing dialogue for the Adult Ed Forum.