Our food pantry served 22 families on Feb. 27, 29 families on March 13, and 36 families on March 27. Tina Sprouse and Mary Ard are making great strides forward to improve the efficiency and overall benefits to the families we serve. These anticipated improvements will be made easier with more hands to share the work. Consider this calling to help the less-fortunate in our community. Please contact Tina at (251) 510-5444 or Mary at (251) 213-8461 to offer your time and talents for our food pantry.
■ Another special thank-you to David and Denise Angle. They were once again instrumental in having the local Michigan Club donate a second SUV loaded full of groceries for our Swift food pantry.
■ Don Aspray used his truck to pull Daryl Pichoff’s trailer to the Servant of Jesus Church in Anniston. Three pallets of assorted foods were brought back to Swift’s food pantry. Thanks to Don and Daryl for their assistance in this ministry.
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‘One Great Hour of Sharing’
March 24 through April 21: “One Great Hour of Sharing” is the focus for our mission at Swift. Our gifts, above our regular tithes, to “One Great Hour of Sharing” enable the church to share God’s love around the world by providing relief to people impacted by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and empower the poor and oppressed. Donation envelopes have been placed in the pews for your convenience.
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Local community support
Al Sprouse has made contact with Shayla Smith, social worker at Elberta Elementary School. We have planned an appointment to uncover how Swift’s support for children in our community can best be accomplished. This new mission comes directly from the mission questionnaire responses.