Thursday, January 21, 2010
Haiti Hygiene Kits
One of the purposes of Chain of Lakes Church is for disciples to impact the world. Our congregation is helping make an impact through our response to the devastation wrought by the earthquake in Haiti.
Last Sunday in worship we were able to collect over $400 for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. I was blown away by the amount of this offering given by 33 people!! We will continue to collect money during worship the next two Sundays.
We are encouraging everyone who is coming to our Grand Opening worship service on Sunday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. to bring a Haiti Hygiene Kit. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is encouraging congregations to collect these Hygiene Kits.
I’m excited that the day that we celebrating our Grand Opening service—our launch service to use New Church Development language—we are also helping to make an impact on the community. On that day we’ll interweave worship and service.
I shared with the worshipping community last Sunday that I hope we at Chain of Lakes will take some mission trips to Haiti at the appropriate time.
Haiti Hygiene Kit:
1 — hand towel (approximately 16" x 28",
no fingertip or bath towels)
1 — washcloth
1 — wide-tooth comb
1 — nail clipper (no metal files or emery
1 — bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
1 — toothbrush (in original packaging)
6 — Band-Aids® or other adhesive
Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Toothpaste which has an extended expiration date will be added to Hygiene Kit shipments just prior to shipment. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.