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Easter Basket Ministry

Once again, the Church and Community Ministry Team is asking for your help in supporting the Easter Basket Program. We will be collecting food such as canned vegetables and fruit, canned soup, potatoes (sweet and white), macaroni and cheese, Easter candy (jelly beans, etc. for the children) and non-perishable desserts. Food items can be left in Fellowship Hall or in the Narthex.

A $15.00 donation will buy a $15.00 gift certificate to be used to purchase perishable food items. Our goal is to collect $1,125 to provide baskets for 75 families. Members of the ministry team will be in the Narthex each Sunday in March to accept donations. Donations can also be mailed to the church office. Please make your check payable to COCU and mark it “Easter Baskets.”

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Christmas Giving to Those in Need

Please prayerfully consider how you can help our community this Christmas. Here are some opportunities that COCU is sponsoring:

2009 CHRISTMAS BASKET PROGRAM – A member of the Church and Community Ministry Team will be in the Narthex on Sunday to accept your donations in support of the Christmas Food Baskets which will be distributed to 75 needy families on December 18. A $15.00 donation will buy a $15.00 gift certificate to be used toward the purchase of perishable food items. The total cost of the certificates for 75 families is $1,125.00. Will you please help us reach our goal? Donations can also be mailed to the Church office. Please make your checks payable to COCU and marked “Christmas Baskets.” Additionally, food items are needed – Canned potatoes (sweet and white), cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, and candy canes. Please bring your donations to the stage in Fellowship Hall or the Narthex. Thank you for your participation in this wonderful ministry. (Contact: Mike Little)

EARLY HEAD START CHRISTMAS – DECEMBER 7 – FELLOWSHIP HALL Contributions of books (from Dollar store) for children –infant to 3 years – and cookies needed. Please place cookies and books in church office on December 7. THANK YOU. (Contact: Mike Little)

Donations of Clean, Warm Winter Wear and Blankets are Needed!!! If you have extra gloves, hats, scarves, jackets, coats, blankets (anything that would keep someone warm that is exposed to the cold for long periods of time) please drop them off into the large barrel in Fellowship Hall. Donations will be given to places like V.I.S.I.O.N. and Ruth’s Place to keep men and women warm this winter. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. (Contact: Lesley O’Boyle)

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