Outreach Committee Newsletter September

September Newsletter

Thanks to your generous support, our annual U. T. O. drive collected $847.00. Thank you all for digging deep into your piggy banks and pockets for others in need, world-wide.
In the month of September, we are asking you to support for the Crestline Food Pantry (Family Services Agency of San Bernardino, Crest Forest Branch) with donations of healthy snacks suitable for taking to school or work. Suggestions are: cheese sticks (refrigerated), granola bars, peanut butter crackers, etc. These are suggestions only, any donation that you make will be appreciated. We are also asking for donations of toys for the same organization. When Families come to access the food pantry or counseling services, the children need a place to play. Their toy shelves are empty. Donation of gently used toys or cash for purchase of toys would be very much appreciated.

In the month of August, the Outreach Committee allocated $100 to Episcopal Relief and Development for international relief and $100 to Water Charity, an organization that improves drinking water world-wide. We also donated $200 to Mountain Helping Hands, in advance of our Fall Food Drive to support mountain families with holiday meals.
Thanks to the parishioners who bought the wood from our firewood sale. The outreach committee earned an additional $200 from this sale add to its budget of $800, which was reduced by $200 from the previous year.
The members of the Outreach Committee have faithfully donated hours of personal time to St. Richard’s Yard Sale. We are grateful for our church and for the commitment that members of the congregation have to improving the lives of others, near and far.
On September 6th, members of the Outreach Committee and others are excited to be attending a meeting and luncheon in Corona, sponsored by Sisters Together Envisioning Peace. Sisters Together Envisioning peace are a group of women from many faiths (Christian, Muslim and Jewish) who gather to learn about each other and honor their similarities as well as uniqueness. Anyone wishing to attend can call Joyce at (909) 867-2346. You would be welcomed to join us.
Sneak Preview!! Plan on attending the monthly brunch on October 8. Averill Strasser from Water Charity will be sharing his experience, insight and hope about protecting the water supply world-wide for the benefit of others.
Would You Think It Odd?
Would You think it odd if Hafiz said,
“I am in love with every church
And Mosque
And Temple
And any kind of shrine
Because I know it is there
That people say the different names
Of the One God.”
Persian lyric poet Hafiz (born Khwaja Samsu d-Din Muḥammad Hafez-e Sirazi)(1350-1390) grew up in Shiraz. Very little is known about his life, but it is thought that he may have memorized the Qur’an after hearing his father recite passages.


September 2 and 3: St. Richard’s Yard Sale: Be there or be square!
September 6: Sisters Together Envisioning Peace Luncheon and Speaker in Corona 10:30 to 1 pm.
September 9 Mountain Homeless Coalition Planning Retreat at St. Richard’s from 9 to 4.
September 11, Rim Community Resource Network Collaborative Workshop at St. Richard’s 9 to noon. Working Together as a Community to Eliminate Poverty.
September 13, Rim Community Resource Network regular meeting at 2 pm at the Boys and Girls Club, Forest Shade Drive, Crestline.
September 24: Outreach Committee meeting for September and October.
October 8, at Monthly Brunch: Averill Strauser, CEO of Water Charity, tells us about the work of Water Charity.
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