Weekly Newsletter 8-16-19

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Featured Story:

Relay of Kindness (in support of immigrants)

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Brentwood (as part of Faith Voices) will be participating in a Relay of Kindness to get much needed supplies to Mission: Border Hope in Eagle Pass, TX to help migrant families who are in need. This will be done in a unique way so that many hearts, many hands, many trucks, and many drivers are involved. The relay will make it to Springfield on September 12, so we are hoping to collect items by Sunday, September 8. On that day, after worship, the youth will assemble the kits.

The items we need you all to donate are:

  • hand towels
  • washcloths
  • bar soaps
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • nail clippers
  • band-aids
  • plus gallon size Ziploc bags to hold the items for each kit.

Our goal is to be able to send at least 50 kits so we need your help!

Immigrant Food Pantry
We are also continuing our collection for the immigrant food pantry hosted here at Brentwood. In the cases where the main breadwinner in the family is deported, some families will find themselves in a bind because organizations such as Crosslines and Salvation Army require social security numbers in order for people to receive food.  It is vital for those in such situations to have access to food, so please bring non-perishable food items and place them in the marked bins next to the Crosslines barrel. Here are the items we need the most:

  • Tuna or canned meat (pouches are best)
  • Peanut butter
  • Soups, stews, or beans
  • Boxed meals, pasta, dry beans, and cheese
  • Canned fruits and vegetables