PENNY JAR NEWS
The proceeds from our May Penny Jar collection will also be designated for Lollypop Farm. They need our help supporting them. See additional information below:
Shelters are still caring for animals even though most have closed their doors to the public. But as they lay off staff, much of the work (cleaning, feeding and walking) is falling to skeleton crews. Meanwhile, adoption events and fundraisers which are the life blood of these non-profits have been cancelled. It couldn't have come at a worse time.
March is typically when pregnant animals and litters of unwanted kittens and puppies start showing up. It's really overwhelming for most shelters out there because all these litters start coming in on a daily basis. When space is severely limited, euthanasia becomes a population control tool.
As people lose their jobs and possibly their homes, many will be forced to give up their pets. Recently in the news, it was noted that some families, concerned that their pets may be exposed to the virus have been abandoning them at the shelter.
Please consider donating to Lollypop Farm through our Penny Jar funds this month. You can mail a check in any amount made out to the church, and we will total the donations and send one check from the church account.
This year the "Strengthen the Church" offering will be received on Pentecost Sunday, May 31.
This special mission offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. This offering will help the UCC fulfill its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities.
As a reminder, every dollar donated to the fund will be matched by the church. The amount will be announced at a later date to allow everyone to be aware of the donation.
Thank you for your continuous support!
The first Sunday in May is traditionally the day volunteers walk six miles for the Spencerport Crop Walk. There will be no actual walk this year due to the pandemic. Instead of walkers collecting money, CWS (Church World Service) is requesting we donate online. Our participation is truly needed even more this year. Remember, 25% of money raised in Spencerport is returned to our local Food Shelf.
Please donate online by going to: http://www.crophungerwalk.org/spencerportny.
Click on Donate-Spencerport Hunger Walk. You may use a name (mine or yours with UCC or Team UCC). Follow the prompts to donate. If you don't have the use of a computer, you may send a check payable to CWS/CROP WALK, and mail it to: CWS, PO Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.
Please be sure to include Spencerport, NY UCC on the memo line of the check so our church and Food Shelf gets credited.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and contribution.
If someone in your immediate family is graduating from high school, college or post- graduate school, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(585) 352-3448 and let us know! Share the student’s name, the school from which s/he is graduating, and any future plans. Thank you and congratulations! Deadline: May 14.
Spencerport Ecumenical Food Shelf
The Food Shelf is in need of all kinds of food.
The Food Shelf (located at the back of Karen Baptist Church, 4997 West Ridge Road) continues to accept donations on Thursdays from 9-11 am. We are asking that donations be left outside. There will be people working inside at that time, but the public is asked not to enter.
Other food drop-offs are:
St. John’s Church, 55 Martha Street - open every day, and the food can be left in the bins inside the church.
Ogden Baptist Church, 721 Washington Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am-1 pm - curbside drop off, outside office doors on west side of building.
Spencerport United Methodist Church, 30 Amity Street - collection basket outside church.
Cafe Macchiato, 123 S. Union Street - box is located near west entrance from parking lot.
Cash donations can be sent to the Food Shelf Treasurer: Dick Gallagher, 425 Ogden Parma TL Road, Spencerport, NY 14559.
Thank you, everyone, for your assistance. The need is great, and your generosity is never failing.