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Feed My Sheep Food Drive Opportunity

Were you wondering whatever happened to Feed My Sheep, our food collection program, started by our children, continued by us? This is your Friendly Shepherd reporting that, while we fore-went our weekly collection during this period of acclimation to our new worship time, we have not forgotten the hungry.

You will find a basket waiting to receive your donations right outside the sanctuary doors. Bring your donations of food to church any time over the next few Sundays. We will bless the food on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 21, 2021, and we will bring what we have amassed to the COA the next day, November 22, 2021.

Audrey Pepper at the Weston Council on Aging has provided the list below of what they do and do NOT need. Please be attentive to the list, as we want to ensure that we are truly meeting the need.

Do Need:
  • Jams and jellies, no sugar added
  • Shelf stable milks including regular milk, almond milk and oat milk
  • Cold and hot cereals – not sugary types
  • Canned and boxed soups
  • Fruits and apple sauce – no sugar added
  • Diced tomatoes – canned and boxed
  • Tomato sauce, Pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter – not giant size
  • Crackers
  • Snacks i.e. chips, bars, etc.
  • Coffee – instant and grounds, Teas – black and herbal
  • Tissues – boxes and individual small packs
  • Sponges, Disinfecting wipes, Dish soap
Do NOT Need:
  • Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned and dried beans
  • Gift cards

Afghan Refugee Resettlement Gift Matching Opportunity

Members and friends of CCW are concerned about the plight of Afghans who had to leave their home country in haste and under great duress after the withdrawal of American troops at the end of August. The International Institute of New England, which has worked with refugees for 100 years, is one of the groups working to assist Afghan refugees as they try to start a new life in this area. CCW’s Outreach Committee is pleased to announce our very own matching grant program: any gift you give will be matched, dollar for dollar, from our Outreach Fund! Even better: since many of you may choose to donate directly online, we ask that you simply let us know the amount of your gift and we will still match it! For those who would rather donate by check, please write your check to CCW with “IINE” in the memo line. Below is IINE’s own description of their work with refugees.

The International Institute of New England (IINE) has served as the beacon of hope for those fleeing persecution and war in their native lands for 100 years. The refugees we serve arrive to American shores with little to their names. Many have seen and experienced unthinkable horror. IINE strives to help each new arrival build a new life full of hope and free from violence and terror. We provide refugee resettlement services to people who are eager but filled with uncertainty as they move into a new culture and country.

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