Information for this Sunday, December 15, 2019

Wednesday, December 11:
7:00 PM, Everyday Mysticism

Thursday, December 12 :
5:00 PM, Tender Mercies

Sunday, December 9:

10:00 AM, Centering Down, Library

11:00 AM, Worship

12:10 PM, Fellowship & Carry-in Meal

Holiday Drive for Bethany House

This is the time of year our spirits overflow with care and concern for those whose lives are woven with ours during this holiday season. The Peace & Social Concerns Committee will begin the annual holiday drive for Bethany House.

From their website: “Families come to Bethany House from many different paths, life experiences, and circumstances. No matter the twists and turns life has thrown at them, they come to Bethany House seeking the same thing, a place to find rest and restoration. That’s what we provide: care and comfort, community and support, encouragement and inspiration, each leading them one step closer to a home of their own.”  Thank you again for being so generous with those in need.

Bethany House Services empowers homeless and at-risk families to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency. This organization provides emergency shelter, identifies affordable housing suitable for the family’s needs, and offers short-term or medium-term rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services, including credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management.

The volunteer coordinator, Deanna, at Bethany House Services clarified that the children (up to age 12) receive gifts from Toys for Tots. The small denomination gift cards are perfect for, and much appreciated by, those teens over 12 to choose their own gift at Walmart & Target. We also received confirmation that storing toys is an issue as their building were built in the 1890’s. Deanna, on the behalf of Bethany House Services, shared her gratitude for the generosity of Cincinnati Friends.