The Social Ministry Committee meets once a month and provides various opportunities throughout the year for our members to enjoy social events and to help members or those in need in our community. 
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     Food Pantry & Blessings Shop – In October we are especially looking for cereal, hearty/chunky soups, snacks like crackers, granola bars, rice crispy treats. The Blessings Shop can use socks, gloves and hats (all sizes needed). Place items in the bins near the elevator. Click here for more info.
     Weisenberg Helping Hands – Hey Members…Need an extra 2 hands? Transportation to a doctor’s appointment? Weeds pulled? If you need help from other congregational members in any way, please contact Karen Reinert at 484-357-5280.
     Old Photos Wanted!  If you have photos of past events at Weisenberg Church, the Social Ministry Committee would like to borrow and scan them to put them on a CD. Please give them to Jessica Friday or e-mail her at Jessica.Friday75@gmail.com. After scanning, they will be returned to you.
     Altar Flowers – For anybody sponsoring altar flowers, if you would ever like to consider donating one or both of them to one of our shut-ins, a church member who has been recently hospitalized, or the Cornerstone Living Facility, please contact one of the Social Ministry Committee members. We will be happy to deliver the flowers for you and spread some cheer!
 
RECENTLY HELD EVENTS
      In January we held another Breakfast Buddies event attended by 10 people, delivered altar flowers to a shut-in and to Cornerstone. In February we held a Family Fun Cocoa Mug Painting Party with Paintsome Pottery. In March, we collected and delivered 1055 lbs of supplies to the Food Pantry (some were from Sr Hi that bought items with money they collected) and also had items for the Blessings Shop. We want to thank everyone for their continued donations and support. In April, we had 29 people attend our Progressive Dinner. Everyone had a great time…and the food was delicious and plentiful! It’s always a fun night to hang out with everyone. We collected and delivered 185 lbs of supplies to the food pantry and items for the Blessings Shop, plus we stocked shelves at the food pantry. In May, we delivered Mother’s Day flowers to Cornerstone and we continue to send out get well cards and visit some shut ins. We collected and delivered 122 lbs of supplies to the food pantry and items for the Blessings Shop. In June, 108 lbs of supplies were collected and delivered to the food pantry as well as donations for the Blessings Shop. In July, 197 lbs of supplies were collected and delivered to the food pantry, we stocked shelves at the food pantry (thanks to Karla, Caden, Bev, Jonathan, Faith, Marci and Karen) and we had 17 people attend a Breakfast Buddies event at Shady Maple. In August, 338 lbs of supplies (a lot of cleaning supplies) were collected and delivered to the food pantry. We collected $716 for the Cay Galgon Life House to help support low-income pregnant or single unwed mothers with no family support. In September, we had 29 people take a trip to Allentown to see Clue-The Musical.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM – New members are always welcomed to join us to plan events.
 
Potato Picking
Saturday, September 28 from 9 am to 1 pm near Kutztown.
Thru IHartHarvest-The Potato Project, everyone is welcome to pick potatoes to help local food pantries. Bring something to drink, wear comfortable clothing, dress in layers, wear gloves, hat and you may want to bring insect repellant. Please sign up in the social room if able to help or call Janelle. We will give you location of field closer to the event.
 
Spaghetti Dinner & Basket Raffle Fundraiser
Sunday, October 6 from 4-7 pm
Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, side salad, a dessert, rolls and drink.
Price: Adults $10. Children 5-10 is $5; under 5 is free. Take-out is available.
Chinese basket raffle will be available after church and at the dinner.
If interested in donating a basket, see Emma.
Sign up in the social room if able to volunteer: help set up tables after Sunday School, clean up and replace tables after event, help at the event and making non-refrigerated desserts.
This fundraiser will benefit church expenses and  the Lowhill food pantry.
 
Adult Halloween Party
Saturday, October 26 – at Cindy’s place; more info will be posted closer to event.
 
During February or March, we will collect funds for this organization that help animals.
 
Social Ministry Committee members are:
Karen Reinert (chair 484-357-5280)
Sue Breininger, Cindy Coyle, Jessica Friday, Janelle Hess, Tina Mikosky and Emma Shellhammer.