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The projects for September 23rd, 2018 are listed below.

 

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1 – Breakfast for Homeless                         8—10 participants

Leader:            Juanita Mort

Description:    This weekly meal feeds our unhoused neighbors in downtown Harrisburg. You’ll prepare and serve a meal for the guests at Grace UMC. This mission happens monthly with members of our church, but we would especially like to encourage those who have never been before to give it a try. Meet at the church at 6:00AM and    carpool to Grace UMC located on State Street in Harrisburg.

Location: State St., Harrisburg

Time Frame:  6:00AM—9:30AM

Ages:  14 and up

 

2 – Mission Central 30 participants

Leader:  Allison Kuhn

Description: Meet at the church at 8:00AM and carpool to Mission Central in Mechanicsburg. Once there, assemble kits to be sent around the world to people in need. This work is not physically demanding and can be done while seated.

Some parts of the team may do some light warehouse work such as washing windows, stripping floors, moving items, etc. You will not be asked to do any warehouse work, unless you indicate you are willing to do so.

Location: Mission Central in Mechancisburg

Time Frame: 8:00AM to Noon

Ages: 10 and up

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3a – Peanut Butter Egg Project SATURDAY

up to 20 participants

Leader:            Vernon Brehm / Shirley Eckard

Description:  We’ll be making a special run of Chambers Hill Peanut Butter eggs. Saturday’s team will set up, mix and form the eggs.

Location:  Social Hall at Chambers Hill UMC

Time Frame:  8:00AM—11:00AM

Ages:  Teen and up

3b – Peanut Butter Egg Project SUNDAY

up to 25 participants

Leader:  Vernon Brehm / Shirley Eckard

Description:  We’ll be making a special run of Chambers Hill Peanut Butter eggs. Sunday’s team will coat, wrap, and label the eggs.

Location:  Social Hall at Chambers Hill UMC

Time Frame:  8:00AM—11:00AM

Ages:  Teen and up

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4 – Caitlin’s Smiles —KIDS PROJECT

Leader:  Wendy Feichtl and Kathy Crawford

Description:  This team is specifically designed to come to this group without their parents. Once there, they will assemble bookmark kits that will be distributed to children in local hospitals. Childcare will be provided for those too young to work on the project.

Location:  Phoenix Classroom at Chambers Hill UMC

Time Frame: 9:00AM—11:00AM

Ages:  for kids from infant to elementary age

 

5 – Newsletter for Christian Churches United

8-10 participants

Leader:            Dave Lang

Description: Meet at the church at 9:00AM and gather in the Faithseekers Room. Once there, you will assist  with stuffing and labeling the newsletter for Christian Churches United. This work is all done at table height and is not physically demanding.

Location:  Phoenix Room at Chambers Hill UMC

Time Frame:  9:00AM to 11:00AM (or until finished)

Ages:  Teen and up

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6 – Adopt a Highway                                 16 participants

Leader:            Jeff Seltzer

Description:    Meet at the church at 9:00AM.  This group will control the litter along our assigned portion of Chambers Hill Road, as part of the Adopt-a- Highway program.  Sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves are recommended for this job.  You can also bring along your own work gloves.

Location:  Chambers Hill Road

Time Frame:  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Ages: 16 and up

 

7 – Downtown Daily Bread         Up to 6 participants

Leader:  Melissa Keckler

Description: Meet at the church at 11:00AM.  This group will travel to Downtown Daily Bread in the Pine Street Presbyterian Church and serve lunch to the hungry and homeless.

Location:  Harrisburg

Time Frame:  11:30AM to 2:00PM

Ages: 16 and up

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9 – Ronald McDonald House       6-8 participants

Leader:            Dave Farver and Laura Lawrence

Description:    Meet at the church at 12:30PM and carpool to the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey. The Ronald McDonald house provides a place to stay for families whose loved ones are being treated at Hershey Medical Center. This team will go on site to bake and prepare super for about 50 – 75 guests.

Location:  Hershey

Time Frame:  12:30PM to 5:00PM

Ages: 14 and up

 

10  – Alzheimer Sensory Quilts 8-10 participants

Leader:  Donna Speelman

Description: Meet at the church at 1:00PM and gather in the Phoenix Room. Once there, you will sew together Alzheimer Sensory Quilts which will be distributed to local nursing homes. Sewing experience is necessary.

Location:  Phoenix Room at Chambers Hill UMC

Time Frame: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Ages:  Teenager and up

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11 – Hospice House 12 participants

Leader:  Vickie Gray

Description: Meet at the church at 1:00PM and carpool to the Hospice house. Once there, you will do light yard work such as pulling weeds, trimming bushes, cleaning gutters and raking leaves.

Location:  Carolyn Croxton Slane House, Linglestown

Time Frame:  1:00PM carpool to Hospice House

Ages: Teenager and up

 

12 – Gleaning for Food Bank      up to 35 participants

Leader:            J Neumyer

Description:    Meet at the church at 1:00PM and carpool to Strite’s Orchard. Volunteers will be gleaning (picking the fruits and vegetables left at the end of the harvest), a practice that goes back to Old Testament days. This food will be distributed via the Central PA Food Bank. This is a family- friendly project and all ages are welcome.

Location:  Strites’ Orchard

Time Frame:  1:00PM to 4:00PM

Ages:  All Ages—Family Friendly

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13 – Frey Village Bingo 6-12 participants

Leader:  Gary Gray

Description: Meet at the church at 1:00PM and carpool to Frey Village. This group will go to the Frey Village Nursing Home in Middletown to lead the residents in playing games of Bible Bingo and also entertain by singing some of your (or their) favorite hymns.

Location:  Frey Village, Middletown

Time Frame:  1:00PM to 4:00PM

Ages:  Teenagers and up

 

14 – Home Improvement Project     3-4 participants

Leader:  Brian Kennedy

Description: Meet at the church and travel to a local residence and perform minor repairs.  We are hoping to team with Rebuild Together Greater Harrisburg to identify a homeowner in need.

Location:  TBD

Time Frame:  TBD

Ages:  15 and up

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15 – CATRA          6-12 participants

Leader:            Tammy Farling

Description:    Meet at the church at 1:30PM and carpool to CATRA (Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association). Once there, you perform various tasks to assist in keeping the animal habitat clean and comfortable for the horses.

Location:  Grantville

Time Frame:  1:30PM – 4:00PM

Ages:  16 and up

 

16 – Cookout                                   8 participants

Leader:            Pat Gingerich

Description:    This team will prepare the meal and hospitality for our evening gathering, including setting up the room for our evening worship.  You’ll feed all of our hungry volunteers after a good day doing the Lord’s work.

Location:  Social Hall at Chambers Hill UMC

Time Frame:  2:00PM to 5:30PM (mealtime)

Ages:  Adults Only

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