Outreach Committee Newsletter October


October Newsletter

Starting on October 15, we will be running our annual food drive to benefit Mountain Helping Hands  Mountain Helping Hands provides Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for needy residents of Green Valley Lake, Arrowbear, and Running Springs.  We will be collecting food October 15, 22, 29 and November 5.  Until that time, please continue to support for the Crestline Food Pantry.

In order to feed hungry families in the Running Springs area a Thanksgiving meal, Mountain Helping Hands needs:

non-perishable food items such as:

canned vegetables                                                  aluminum roasting pans

canned pumpkin pie filling                                       turkey gravy mix

canned sweet potatoes                             stuffing mix

canned cranberry sauce                                      canned turkey gravy

marshmallows                                                        packaged pie crust mix

In addition, to non-perishable food items, Helping Hands gratefully accepts cash donations for the purchase of fresh turkeys, potatoes, rolls, pies, etc.  If you choose to donate money, please make your checks out to St Richard’s and write Fall Food Drive in the notation section of your check.

At the September 24th Outreach Committee meeting, $100 was allocated to the Mountain Homeless Coalition, specifically to be used to buy snacks for hungry children.  At the end of the last school year, there were 131 students in Rim of the World School District who were homeless, as reported by their parents.  We also donated $100 to Meals on Wheels, to support the work of delivering healthy meals to seniors in our community.

On September 6th, members of the Outreach Committee and others attended a meeting and luncheon in Corona, sponsored by Sisters Together Envisioning Peace. We heard Dr. Mariam Saada, a scholar of language speak about the “un-naming” of the Muslim peoples during the inquisition as a way of denying their existence while the Church was in the process of exterminating the Muslim population.  On October 4, the STEP group shares fellowship and a picnic at Corona Heritage Park and Museum, 510 West Foothill Blvd., Corona.  For more information, call Joyce at 909-867-2346.

Declaration of Principles of Sisters Together Envisioning Peace

Our Creator speaks to us in a language of hope and trust, in the language of strength through unity, in language of compassion for all no matter their faith, in the language of the heart and the language of the soul.

But no matter the name we use, always it is the same voice we hear.

There is also the voice of our ancestors speaking through us and the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born.

It is the small still voice inside us that says we are ONE, no matter the blood, no matter the faith, no matter the Book, no matter the Holy places, no matter the differences in our beliefs and in our practices.

We are ONE.

Here gathered together in common cause, we agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule that we must be kind to one another.  Each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice not heard diminishes us.  We together are the voice of the Creation and the Fire that will light the way to a better future.

We are One.


October 4: Sisters Together Envisioning Peace Luncheon  tour of 10:30 to 1 pm.

October 5: Mountain Homeless Coalition Homeless Survey.  To participate, meet at st. Richard’s at 9 am.

October 8, Blessing of the Animals and Sunday Brunch. Averill Strasser postponed until November.

October 11, Rim Community Resource Network meets at 2 pm at the Boys and Girls Club, Forest Shade Drive, Crestline.

October 12; Project Connect, Health Fair for homeless and near homeless neighbors.  St. Francis X Cabrini in Crestline, 10 to 2.

November Outreach meeting November 5 after 10 am service.

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