FPC Heartline News

We had a wonderful time at the pool party Sunday, July 26th.

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
A HUGE “THANK YOU to area resident, Art Bergman, for donating 86 cases of his Eagle Flats salsa! Each case has either 6 or 8 jars, so we have some wonderful salsa to hand out with our other food. THANK YOU, Art, for your thoughtful generosity!!!

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The church van, which was purchased from Vernon College some time ago, has needed multiple & ongoing costly repairs for at least the past two years. For almost a year, The Stewardship Committee & Session have been working with Pastor George to find a good alternative replacement to transport food for the Cupboard. Last October, I applied for a grant from Southwest Rural Electric (SWRE) for this project, and we were awarded a grant in the amount of $2,500.00. This, along with a number of donations over this past year, plus a military discount (thanks to Jerry Meurs), have helped defer the purchase price of a 2015 Ford E350 Box Truck with very low mileage.

A box truck will allow us to not only transport more food at a time from the WFAFB, but will provide better food transportation safety (no more worries about having to stop along the highway and re-situate food on the pallets), and protection from the weather elements. The truck was delivered to us and is now inspected and tagged. It does not require a special license to drive, the “box” is lighted on the inside, has an outside ramp, and it will fit under the Cupboard awning! At some point, we hope to get signage on the truck. We are anxious to take it on her maiden voyage to the WFAFB!

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CUPBOARD BY GRACE AUGUST DISTRIBUTION
MONDAY AUGUST 17th 3:30-5:30 p.m.
COVID MODIFIED PROCESS

1.    RECIPIENTS WILL REMAIN IN THEIR VEHICLES

2.   DRIVE THROUGH PICK UP AT PANTRY (4111 Paradise)

3.   VERBAL REGISTRATION

4.   PRODUCE & SACKS OF GROCERIES WILL BE PLACED IN POPPED OPEN TRUNKS OR TRUCK BEDS

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Due to the continuation of COVID-19, we are trying some new things to help both our recipients and volunteers:
·        As a result of many organizations currently distributing food, we are only doing one distribution per month at this time. However, we are doubling the amount of food given, beginning in August, to help cover a two week period.
·        To better assist with the social distancing suggestions, we are decreasing the number of people we have to sack, and are rotating families/individuals.
·        With distributions currently at once per month, we are limiting our donated food items from Wal-mart to only dry (canned, boxed, packaged), frozen, and bakery (bread, etc. that can be frozen). This way we never have to worry about produce or milk going bad from the time we receive it to the time of distribution. The WFAFB will continue to provide fresh produce to us on our days of distribution. We also continue to receive food donations from United, periodically. 

~Joyce Records, Cupboard Director

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Don’t forget THE PUZZLE MINISTRY . . .
We have a wonderful selection of single and multi-pack puzzles, waiting for hands to create a masterpiece! More puzzles have been donated (thank you donors!!!) ANYONE WISHING TO DONATE PUZZLES, please make sure puzzle pieces are enclosed in a zip lock bag to prevent pieces being lost in transit. Please contact me if you have any puzzles you’d like to donate, or any questions you have about this ministry.
Puzzles are located on the south bookshelves in the Explorer’s classroom, with process instructions posted. Enjoy some time of creating, fellow-shipping with your friends and/or family, or some special time with a home-bound person. Come check out the puzzles!!!!
~Joyce Records

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Common Threads

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