June Mission Baskets: Hope Bag Initiative
The Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women (IPMW) provides reentry Hope Bags to approximately 300 women per year being released from prison. Providing these essentials of daily living allows the women to focus on rebuilding their lives. We will be collecting socks (they request colorful, low athletic type), full size toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, unscented body wash, and lip balm for the IPMW to use in their bags. Please leave your donations in the mission baskets in the side foyer near the sanctuary or in the Fellowship Hall. Contact David Heist (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
June Minute for Mission
On June 10, we welcome back Brandon Hudson as he shares information about Urban Hope, our June Minute for Missions Partner. At Urban Hope Summer Camp, youth of the Walltown neighborhood establish new and deeper relationships with peers and adults, gain valuable knowledge and skills relevant to their lives, and learn how to make meaningful contributions to their community. The sixweek day camp develops youth in eight core areas: spiritual formation, academic enrichment, leadership development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, civic & community engagement, health & recreation, science and technology, and cultural arts. In addition to offering financial support, WSBC volunteers have assisted with summer camp activities such as providing dinner for the camp leaders and lunches for the campers. Learn more about Urban Hope at urbanhope.us. Checks may be made to WSBC with Urban Hope in the memo.
The Ready the Ground Nonviolence Training
This training for Congregations will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. , at the Nehemiah Christian Center. Lunch will be provided. We would love to have as many Watts Streeters there as possible in order to prepare a team for nonviolent public action. RSVP to email@example.com, or feel free to contact Rachel Sauls.
Meals on Wheels Day: Tuesday, June 12
The WSBC Missions Committee and Senior Adult Coordinating Council announce another opportunity for Watts Street to help assemble and pack meals at Meals on Wheels of Durham. The next MOW packing event is Tuesday, June 12 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate. We carpool from the Urban Avenue parking lot to the MOW facility at 2522 Ross Road. Please RSVP to Bob Kruhm (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the church office to sign up.