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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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VISION Thanks You

THANK YOU FROM THE MEN OF V.I.S.I.O.N. AND THE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY MINISTRY TEAM – Each night from August 10 through August 16, more than 40 men slept in Fellowship Hall, some on cots, some in sleeping bags, some on blankets. These men come from all walks of life and are victims of our economic downturn, family turmoil, and housing market crises. Thanks go to the individual volunteers–many of whom were here on multiple nights–for providing food, clean-up, and a welcoming environment for men in need. Thanks also go to the Ministry Teams that coordinated this year’s effort: Finance, Property, Member Care, Personnel, Education, Mission, Program Planning, and Church and Community.

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VISION ministry

Our church will host the men from VISION during the week of August 10th. Ministry teams will provide dinner each evening for our guests. If you wish to participate in this outreach ministry, either by providing food or by helping to serve, please contact the church office for details.

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