May 22, 2019

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP EVERY SUNDAY MORNING
All are invited!
All are welcome!

We are Handicap Accessible!

 

Please click the link to our Food Bank Sun. page for more info.

 

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HALLELUJAH! HE IS RISEN!

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THIS SUN., MAY 26th is the Sixth Sunday of Easter and
Memorial Day Weekend
All are welcome and invited to join us as we worship our Risen Savior
and remember Memorial Day Heroes
at 10 a.m. in our historic Sanctuary.

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NEXT SUN., JUNE 2nd is Food Bank Sunday
and
we will celebrate our Choirs on
CHOIR APPRECIATION SUNDAY!
Please join us at our 10 a.m. service and bring along an item or funds to help restock ProJeCt's Food Pantry.

FOLLOWING WORSHIP we will enjoy a time of friendship and refreshment in honor of our Choirs
for Choir Appreciation Sunday!
All are welcome!

 
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Love is Stronger than hate.

God help us.

   
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ShoeDriveLogo"Cover The Piggies" Community Shoe Drive  

First Church along with Easton Community Center, Easton Area School District's "Family Connection", ProJeCt of Easton and many of our other local churches & agencies have worked together for the last seven years & are again cooperating to "Cover Those Piggies" and see that our area children will all have sneakers for school. 

 

For families who are just barely making it, and there are many, the need for sneakers for their school age children can be a big financial problem. We organized and, with help from these groups, made sure that families that were in need of sneakers would be able to get a new pair so they can start off school on the right foot!

 

This is a 100% Donation, 100% Volunteer event! For about a month, we collect donations of new or "like-new" sneakers & shoes or funds to purchase them, from many of our local churches & others in the community. In our first year we had a very special donation of 64 pairs of brand new sneakers and shoes from Seidel's Shoes in Easton, God bless them! Over the last seven years we have given out over 1000 pairs of NEW sneakers!!

 

In the mean time, volunteers from many of our local kid centered agencies like Family Connection, Easton Community Center, ProJeCt of Easton & other groups, meet with families to register their school aged children for our program.

 

THERE ARE NO INCOME GUIDELINES. NO PROOF OF INCOME IS NECESSARY. We want to help any family who needs it. But, YOU MUST REGISTER through one of our partnering agencies or directly with us . An "appointment" time will be assigned during registration.


REGISTRATION DATES & LOCATIONS FOR 2018

Registrations open starting Mon., June 11th until Fri., July 13th ...


Registrations are CLOSED.

HOWEVER, if you missed the registration period,

you may come WITH YOUR SCHOOL AGED CHILD(REN)

on SAT., AUG. 18th BETWEEN 1:00-1:30 p.m.

& IF we have a pair of sneakers left that fit your child, they can have them.


Please note:

  •      This is a program for SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN, grade K-12, age 5-18 .
  •      Children MUST be registered, with their CORRECT SNEAKER SIZE.
  •      The child(ren) MUST come to the distribution Sat., Aug. 18th, 2018 to try on their sneakers.  

                 We do not want to send anyone home with sneakers that do not fit!

 

 

You say you don't need sneakers? Well, WE DO?

 

If you, your organization, church, workplace, family, etc. are interested in donating sneakers for “Cover The Piggies”, new sneakers or gently used sneakers & shoes of all kinds & sizes are welcome. We also gratefully accept gift cards (Walmart, Kmart or other local shoe stores) or monetary donations to purchase sneakers in the sizes we are missing or for food supplies for the breakfast. Please call the church office at 610-258-3361 to arrange drop off.


After sorting and matching sneakers with the sizes we are given (no easy task), we have been able to have at least 1 pair of NEW sneakers for every child that registered every year! Hallelujah!

 

On our distribution day our volunteers get there early to make a FREE breakfast for the families, thanks to very generous past donors, ShopRite, Sam's Club, Wegmans, Giant, Weis, Bagelsmith and others (& our special guest volunteers). We welcome our guests at their assigned time, & they head either to the shoe table or to the kitchen.

 

Once they are sized & get their sneakers, we have some other activities and school supplies (thank you Crayola!). We do our best to make it a special day for the kids & their families. It is just an awesome and beautiful morning for all of us!

 

This event is growing each year & we find ourselves in need of greater support & additional donations. Every year, we trusted that the needs would be met & they were! We want to make sure that every 'little piggie' gets a new 'home' for the upcoming school year!

 

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 "PIGGIE THANKS"

We want to thank EVERYONE who helped us to “Cover The Piggies”!!!

 

From donors to volunteers & all of the support in between, we could not do this outreach project without YOU!!! God Bless You!!!

 

Among our volunteer force were folks from the “Summer Night’s” program, Easton Hunger Coalition, St. John’s Church on Morgan Hill & other individuals from our community. THANK YOU ALL!

 

Several of our local sister churches & businesses offered special donations or ran active sneaker collections too! Special thanks to the folks at …

 First Moravian Church              Green Pond UMC                 New Creation UCC     

 Easton/Forks YMCA                  Palmer Soccer Club            St. John's Church on Morgan Hill

 The Rice Ebner Unit #588 American Legion Ladies Aux.    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

                                              & other individuals in our community too!


Paul Oswald & the Boy Scouts of America, Minsi Trais Council donated hundreds of "Dental Kits" which were given to all of the kids & some of their family members too!

 

We had “Super Support” from a number of local stores & businesses –

                             Shop-Rite (Phillipsburg)             Sam’s Club                    Wegmans

                             Target (Easton)                           Weis (Easton)              The Bagelsmith

                             Giant (Easton & Forks)                Walgreens                    Crayola      

 …. So please support these generous businesses!

(Hope we didn't miss anyone!)

 

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