St. John UCC Missions collects blankets for Church World Service and pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield

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[February 08, 2019] 

The Mission Ministry of St. John United Church of Christ Church, 204 Seventh Street in Lincoln has announced Blanket Sunday will be during the worship service at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24th.

This is the time of year when weather here in Logan County calls for many to seek an extra blanket for warmth in our own lives. Because many do not even have a blanket for warmth, Blanket Sunday, an ongoing project of the Church World Service, has been supported by the church from the beginning.

Church World Service is able to obtain blankets for $10 each which in turn are distributed to refugees, disaster victims and homeless wherever the need arises. Every year Church World Service distributes tens of thousands of blankets to people in distress. These blankets provide warmth, shelter and security for those who receive them.

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Collection of pop tabs continues to be a project of the Missions Ministry as well. Recycled pop tabs help fund the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield that provides housing for the families of children being treated at the hospitals there.

Those in the community who have no outlet for recycling the pop tabs are invited to drop them at St. John UCC or give them to one of the church members to put in the “Tab Tub” for Ronald McDonald House in Springfield.

Questions on either of these projects can be directed to Verdeen Ingram, Mission co-chair.

[Tonita Reifsteck]

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