November/December Mission Baskets
The mission baskets in the side foyer and the Fellowship Hall collect donations to help two Durham Public Schools as they meet students’ needs: current new or barely used chapter books, non-fiction, or picture books, post it notes, dry erase markers, Ticonderoga #2 pencils, and white/colored copy paper (for teachers and classroom libraries at Merrick-Moore Elementary); hats, gloves, any size solid color t-shirts, deodorant, toothbrushes/paste, and other toiletries (for guidance department at Southern High School). Contact David Heist (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
November Minute for Mission
Michelle Old from the Diaper Bank of North Carolina will present the Minute for Mission on November 12. The mission of the Diaper Bank is to promote and protect the dignity of each resident by working with established family-support organizations to distribute diapers and hygiene products to low income families. Learn more about this work and ways to help at www.ncdiaperbank.org.
Peace & Reconciliation Movie Night
See “The Second Cooler” on November 17. Why do we have so many undocumented immigrants? Hear from economic refugees from Mexico and beyond to understand the challenges they faced to come to the US. (Trailer at https://vimeo.com/58581371.) Showing and discussion 7:00 p.m. in room 102, sponsored by Peace and Reconciliation Mission Group. Discussion follows.
Walltown Community Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 19, 3 p.m. We’ll gather for worship with our sister churches and community partners from the Walltown Neighborhood for a Thanksgiving Worship service and Food Drive for the Walltown Neighborhood Food Bank. Katie Crowe, pastor of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, will be our preacher this year. The service will be at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church at 917 Onslow Street. Please bring a bag of non-perishable items or toiletries to donate to the WNM Food Bank which serves 90-100 families each month.
Meals on Wheels Day
On Tuesday, November 21, WSBC Missions Committee and Senior Adult Coordinating Council offer another opportunity to assemble and pack meals at Meals on Wheels of Durham., 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate. We carpool at 8:00 a.m. from the Urban Avenue parking lot to the MOW facility at 2522 Ross Road. RSVP to Bob Kruhm (email@example.com) or call the church office to sign up.