September 2019: God's Work Our Hands is on Oct 6

Sunday, October 6. Is "God's Work/Our Hands Sunday, a day to do some of His work in our communities to assist our neighbors in need.

The "main event" is to help the Dover Area Cooperative Ministries, of which Holy Trinity is a member represented by Bonnie Sanders, assist the homeless community of the greater Dover area. Specifically, we will be helping with The Towel Pack Project. This project makes it possible for homeless folks to be able to shower occasionally. The City of Dover has made the bathrooms and showers available to the homeless at designated times at the city-owned Butterfield gym in downtown Dover in order to take showers. The Dover Cooperative Ministries, through its member churches, provides shower packs for folks who wish to use that valuable service.

We would like to put together as many packs as possible between services on October 6. The items needed for each pack are as follows:

  • Standard- size bath towel
  • Wash cloth
  • Travel size shampoo and conditioner
  • Travel size soap
  • Travel size body lotion
  • Comb

If possible, please obtain each item in order to make a complete set. Please bring in all items purchased /collected to church on any or all of the next four Sundays, to be put in the large wicker basket in the Narthex. We will put the packs together between services on October 6. We hope to be able to provide 50 to 100 complete shower packs to assist in this ministry!

We also have three activities planned for that Sunday afternoon.

  1. At about 12 noon, we will have a beach cleanup - location to be announced. We'll work for about two hours - but come and leave when you want.
  2. At 2 p.m. will be a gathering at My Friend's Place in Dover, a short-term residential facility for people and families in need of housing. The group will make subs for the residents and have a discussion with staff members about the workings of MFP and its important role in the community.

  3. Also at 2 p.m. a group will travel to a nursing home in Newmarket to mingle with the residents. There will be singing, games and possibly snacks.

There will be signup sheets in the narthex for the above afternoon events for the next three Sundays. No need to sign up for The Towel Pack Project; just bring in to church as many sets of the items listed above as you are able during the next three weeks so that we have plenty of packs to assemble on Sunday, October 6.

We will have brief temple talks about these events at both services this Sunday, September 15. Thanks to all for your participation!

Ron Indorf, for the Social Ministry Team