“While we can’t be together as we’d like to be – we can come together to feed our community!”
While the pandemic prevents us from gathering in person-to-person meetings, we are hosting an alternative Rally Day that will celebrate our wide array of ministries and enable us to respond to the food needs of our community.
In addition to helping our congregation connect, we will be helping the food ministries of Chagrin Falls Park and the Bainbridge Food for Friends as they minister to their communities in this time of urgent need.
The Rally will take place at the Family Life Center parking lot on Sunday, September 13 starting at noon. Members are asked to drive to the Family Life Center where they will pass by the display of banners that celebrate the ministries of our church and proceed to the food trailer where they can place their donations for the hunger centers. (Items listed below)
We are also creating a montage of messages from our members and families and asking each to bring a letter size sheet with your family names and a short message of love, faith or hope for our times. Artistic embellishments are encouraged, but not necessary. You can also send an electronic copy or graphic to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will print out these images and place them throughout the Sanctuary pews (So write a great message for Hamilton to see while he is preaching!)
After dropping off your food and message, cars will gather in the parking lot for a short program that will begin at 12:30 pm from Council and our commissions to update you on how our ministries have been carrying on in the midst of the pandemic and what our plans are for the future. You will be able to hear the speakers through the radio of your car!
Even though we will only be able to greet each other from our cars, the gathering will give us a chance to see one another and to be reminded that we are still the church – still recipients of grace – still called to follow in the way of Christ our Lord. It will feel good to be TOGETHER – if only at a safe distance. We hope you’ll come to celebrate the ministries of our church and to respond to the needs of our community in Christ’s name.
Specific items needed for the hunger centers:
Food: Mac-n-cheese, SpaghettiOs, rice, pancake mix and syrup, flour, sugar, saltine crackers, cookies, peanut butter, dried beans.
Personal items: toilet paper, tissues, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, dishwashing liquid, bar soap, disinfecting spray and wipes
If you are not able to make it, we can also send monetary donations to the hunger centers. Note "Rally Day" on your check or online donation get it to the right place.