2nd OFFERING MINISTRY PARTNER
God cares about physical hunger as well as spiritual hunger. For that reason, Calvary continues to partner faithfully with the Bemidji Community Food Shelf. Many Calvary volunteers help at the food shelf on a regular basis, helping to keep our neighbors fed. This year BCFS saw record visits for February, typically our slowest month of the year. Due to the government shutdown, SNAP (“food stamp”) recipients received their February money in January, causing confusion and shortages in February. We did not budget for this unforeseen increase in use and will need extra donations during the 2019 Campaign to help offset this expense.
Partnership is more than money! Thanks to the many Calvary people who volunteer on a regular basis at the food shelf. To volunteer at the food shelf with our Calvary team, call Shirley Olson at 444-6676. To share a meal with hungry people (and aren’t we all hungry sometimes?), come for supper at the Community Table (formerly known as the soup kitchen,) served Monday through Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm. (Monday and Tuesday at Mt. Zion and Wednesday and Thursday at the United Methodist Church).
This month’s needs for God’s treasure chest: Juice, Cereal, Baking Items, etc.
While we will take a second offering one Wednesday and one Sunday per month (March 10 & 13), you are encouraged to give throughout the month to our ministry partners. We ask that ALL checks be made out to Calvary Lutheran. In the memo line, write our mission partner for the month. This will help with better record keeping.