Social Ministry

Special Social Ministry Project for 2018
Once again this year, the Social Ministry Committee will be collecting change on the last Sunday of each month. Half of the money will be sent to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. The rest will be collected during the year and then sent to the ELCA to pay for school fees for young girls and to pay for women to attend farming school. Studies have shown that if you want to improve the lives of poverty -stricken people, you need to educate the female members of the population. Educated and trained women have a huge impact on not just the lives of their own families, but of their entire community. Traditionally, if families are only able to pay school fees for one of their children, they will choose one of their sons, so donations to pay school fees for girls are extremely important. We are hoping to raise a total of $700 for this special project and another $700 for the Wold Hunger Appeal. So, save your change and bring it will you every month for the Joyful Noise Collection. The entire committee thanks you for your help with this project.

Some of our ongoing Social Ministry projects currently taking place at POP Church: 
 The Social Ministry Committee will be giving out handmade crochet and knit scarves,
on Saturday, Oct. 14th in Portland and Saturday, Oct. 28th in Bangor.
In Bangor we'll be on Broadway between the library and Rt. 191,
in Portland we'll be on Rt. 611 next to the Portland Market.
Meals for Mending
Food baskets at Christmas
**Food collection throughout the year for PUMP**
Good Samaritan Fund
Baby Care Kits
Christmas Gifts for PUMP
Souper Bowl
**Blessed Bust Hands**
Fair Trade Coffee 
Ash Wednesday & Fall Luncheons

Thanks you to everyone at Prince of Peace
for your generosity towards your neighbors around the world. 

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