A calendar of our many Mission events this Christmas season is outlined below. The need continues to be very real, for example, recently we’ve learned that all 1,300 spaces for Salvation Army Angel Tree requests filled in a couple of days. We are so blessed to be able to share and give to others through our weekly contributions that fund HUMC’s Missions budget as well as through volunteer opportunities like those noted below. Harmony continues to be a caring and giving community in these challenging times. There are so many services and giving opportunities this holiday season and we truly hope everyone will find something they are passionate about.
Cold Weather Shelter Meals – Harmony is once again supporting the Loudoun Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) by providing BREAKFAST for up to 30-35 adults. Our first meal is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17th. Drop off will continue to be Wednesday evenings no later than 7:00 pm and the breakfast meal will be for the next morning. To sign up, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D45A8AE23A64-20212022
Bazaar – November 20th from 9:00-2:00. There’s lots to do to prepare for our bazaar and we need helping hands. Please consider joining us the week of the 14th to provide bake sale help and on the 19th and 20 for set up, customer assistance, and clean up. A sign up genius is available to those who wish to participate in this ministry. To sign up, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D45A8AE23A64-humc1
Advent food calendar – This is a wonderful “family” opportunity for helping those less fortunate. Place a food item in a bag each day from November 24th through December 17th for returning to the Driscoll Hall by December 19th. Missions will deliver to our community food pantries. Click here for the link: Advent Food Calendar
JWA Visit – A visit is scheduled for December 11th from 1:30-3:00. We hope you’ll join in the festivities we have planned for the residents — Christmas bingo, distribution of gift bags, sharing of grocery/hygiene items, and refreshments and lively conversation.
BPB Christmas Tree – For several years now, Harmony has graciously provided Christmas gifts for the BPB children at Hamilton and Lincoln Elementary, our partnership schools. We are working with the Parent Liaison and will share information as we learn more. Be on the lookout for information in the bulletin/newsletter.
Salvation Army Angel Tree – Missions is waiting to hear information about this year’s Salvation Army Angel Tree. We’ve contributed to this ministry for several years and hope we will again this year. We’ll share information as we learn more so be on the lookout for information in the bulletin/newsletter!!
Food Pantry – We’ve seen in increase in usage over the past few weeks. We’ve opened up this ministry for congregation support in stocking food items. A sign up genius is available to those who wish to participate in this ministry. To sign up, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0544AEAB23A3FD0-harmonys2
Please be sure to read our weekly newsletter and bulletin for additional information and updates on each of these mission opportunities.