We are all struggling in different ways during this time. Yet there are ways we can reach out to our neighbors; join us as we work to make a difference!
MLM’s “Christmas in October”
Thank you, members and friends of Atonement, for the generous donations of gifts to support MLM’s Christmas Store! Some 42 households came Saturday morning, October 17th, and dropped off 477 gifts! Monday morning, we were busy boxing up for delivery to MLM. Included were a variety of appliances; clothing for men, women, and children; lots of blankets, and all kinds of children’s toys. Thanks to all of you for helping to make the season bright for those in need – and to Bette and the ten volunteers who made it happen!
“Pack to Give Back” – Saturday, November 7th, 9:00-11:00am
Join us in our efforts to “Pack to Give Back,” partnering with Harvesters to fill Holiday Food Boxes for those in need in and around Kansas City! Bring paper grocery sacks filled with specific items to fill one Holiday Food box; see the list here. Volunteers will then take each filled sack and pack a Holiday Food Box, and ready it for Harvesters pick-up.
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Until then . . . There are many in need of our prayer – those who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus . . . those with health concerns before the virus began . . . those who have lost loved ones . . . those who find themselves isolated as they follow the orders to stay at home. We also hold in prayer those who are speaking to right the inequality and injustice that continue to poison the very fabric of our community together. We are called to stand against injustice and racism, that all people may live in dignity and in peace.
And by all means, pray without ceasing. God’s blessings, Ros Thorpe, Director of Outreach