17Mission Outreach Opportunities:
- Collect Food for the Food Pantry and bring it to church to put in the Food Pantry basket.
- Cook for the Veterans Dinner and contact Candy Lively about helping.
- Cook a casserole (or more!) for Hospitality Monday Night Meals. Find a copy of the recipe here.
- Assemble Brown Bag Breakfasts for the Hospitality Center and contact Kathy Miller to have them picked up.
When we’re back in the building:
A good time to donate items of food and/or diapers is the 2nd Sunday of the month. We think it’s helpful for you to pair bringing food with when we have our coffee and treats once a month at the Second Sunday Coffee following worship. Needed Items for the Food Pantry: Baby Formula, Breakfast Cereals, Canned Foods, Diapers, Small Shampoos and Soaps, etc.
Hospitality Monday Night Meals:
For the Hospitality Monday Night Meal we provide food and serve a meal to families from the neighborhood at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main Street, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Each date we are partnered with another group who does the clean up portion of the evening. Pans and signup sheets are in the Gathering Space a few weeks prior to the date of the meal. Donations are also needed for fruits and vegetables, as well as milk. Please put your donation in a Pew Envelope, check Special Offering and write Monday Night Meals. If you have questions talk to Pastor Jenny. Scheduled in 2022 for January 10, March 8, June 6, August 2, September 19, and December 19.
Change 4 Children:
Twice a year, in April and October, we collect change in a special offering for Change 4 Children. The money is sent to the Alliance for Children Everywhere and used for children in Zambia. If you would like a basket for collecting your change they are located at the Children and Youth Center in the Gathering Space, and you can take one home with you. (Bills and checks also accepted.)
West Ridge Elementary School Basket:
The West Ridge collection basket allows us to partner with the school and support the children. Kelly Miller, Covenant member, teaches at the school. Desired items are children’s coats, hats, gloves (can be used), and underwear and socks (new in packages). School supplies are always appreciated as well. Donations can be put in the labeled basket in the Providence Room (opposite the sanctuary) year-round.
Teen Foster Care Basket:
The Teenage Foster Care program is administered by Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc. The program serves youth from both Racine and Kenosha, with the shelter located in Kenosha. Children can stay for a maximum of 60 days. Other services provided include independent living placements for 17-19 year-olds. Brandy and Allen Smith, from Covenant, work at this program.
Unopened items to collect for Teenage Foster Care: lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, facial cleansers, nail care items, nail polish, nail clippers, make-up for all skin types, after-shave, cologne and perfume. Donations can be put in the labeled basket in the Providence Room (opposite the sanctuary) year-round.