Evergreen On Mission – Bloom

Every year at Evergreen Church, a Mission Partner is focused on during the Advent season. This year we are partnering with Bloom, a non-profit foster care organization in Fayetteville. Bloom provides safe shelter and physical, educational and emotional support to children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances, in order to strengthen them for the next phase of life. We can best support Bloom this season by assisting with the annual Christmas Party for their foster children and their families. They will see Santa, receive Christmas gifts, and enjoy a catered meal.

On December 9, we will be taking a special love offering to cover the cost of dinner for the event. We also will be assembling 90 goodie bags for the children and their siblings during our potluck luncheon. If you would like to contribute to the goodie bags, please drop off small Christmas themed party favors that will fit in a small bag to the church office before Friday, December 7. Bubbles, crayons, pencils, stickers, miniature coloring books, erasers, miniature puzzles, miniature activity books, finger puppets, miniature stuffed animals, and candy canes are some items the kids would enjoy. If you would like to donate the actual Christmas goodie bag, please coordinate with the church office.  
 
The ages of the children follows: 
10 babies ages 0-1, 10 kids age 2, 24 kids ages 3-5, 19 kids ages 6-8, 15 kids ages 9-12, 9 kids ages 13-18.


Come decorate the church for Christmas

Join your Evergreen Church family Wednesday, November 28 for a fun day/evening decorating the church for Christmas. During the day help with seated, light labor projects, and in the evening tasks involve climbing, bending, and lots of movement (such as hanging wreaths and garland), as well as assembling and decorating the Christmas trees. Stop by anytime!



Comfort Quilters Quilt show is coming in October

Comfort Quilters, an Evergreen Ministry Partner, is hosting a large quilt show on October 12 and 13 at Evergreen Church in Peachtree City and they need your assistance. Volunteers are needed as greeters, parking attendants, as well as other tasks. Email Laura Bosma at lbosma@bellsouth.net to volunteer for this awesome event. 



August Fayette Samaritans Needs

Fayette Samaritans is one of our Evergreen Church Ministry Partners. They serve the immediate needs of families and individuals that have residence in Fayette County. 

Fayette Samaritans has the following needs for the month of August: 
Pantry needs

Canned corn
Canned Pasta Sauce
Dried beans
Rice –  2 poundsaugust bags
Boxed Hamburger Helper
Boxed Pasta Roni
Boxed Mac and Cheese
Pancake Mix
Syrup
Toilet Paper
Plastic grocery bags.

Clothes closet 

New boy’s underwear – all sizes 
New women’s underwear – sizes 6 and 7
New socks for men, women and boys    


Summer Lunch Program donations are still needed

We are still looking for the following donations for the Summer Lunch Program: individual bags of chips, fruit cups, Ramen noodle soup, individually-wrapped cookies, individual Mac-N-Cheese bowls, juice boxes, flip closed sandwich bags, and monetary donations for additional lunch items for the children. 



Signup To Volunteer for Summer Lunch Program

Evergreen Church is proud to partner with Smart Lunch, Smart Kid to provide lunch to hundreds of children across Fayette County in Summer 2018. Smart Lunch, Smart Kid is a branch of Action Ministries, an Evergreen Church Ministry partner, that serves the many children who receive reduced-priced lunches during the school year, but are left undernourished during summer breaks.
 
We are looking for volunteers to make sandwiches, pack lunches, and deliver the lunches to the children every Thursday morning during the summer.  Volunteer for any Thursday by clicking here. This a great volunteer opportunity for the whole family.


Volunteer Opportunity

The 4th of July parade in Peachtree City is a long-standing tradition. This year Evergreen Church will be participating, and we need your help to pull it off. Below are the following ways that you can participate.  

1) Serve on the float planning committee – Schelenta Allen and Gretchen Watkins are your float chairs. 
2) Decorate the float on Sunday, July 1st after church. 
3) Be in the parade with us on the 4th of July. Anyone can participate: young, old, youth, or adult.

If you are interested in participating in this committee in any of the above ways, email Schelenta Allen or Gretchen Watkins!



Volunteer Opportunity – Southwest Christian Care

What goes up must come down. Southwest Christian Care is looking for volunteers to assist with taking down their exterior Christmas decorations on Saturday, January 6th.  This is a great volunteer opportunity for the whole family. Task will involve climbing, bending, and lots of movement.  If you can help, please contact Gayle Gardner, ggard@numail.org or 770-253-9157.

Please meet at Southwest Christian Care, which is located at 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA, 30291 at 9:00 am.



Deck the Halls, Wednesday, November 29th

Join your Evergreen Church family on November 29th for a fun day/evening of decorating the church for Christmas. During the day we will need help with seated, light labor projects, and in the evening we will be will completing tasks which involve climbing, bending, and lots of movement such as hanging wreaths and garland, as well as assembling and decorating the Christmas trees.



Operation Christmas Child Starts Sunday, Grab Your Box!

Shoe boxes will be available in the lobby beginning this Sunday, October 22nd. There are a few changes this year to the list of items to be sent to the children. Do not pack any of the following items: candy/chocolate, toothpaste, used or damaged items, war-related items (such as toy guns, knives, or military figures), food, seeds, fruit rolls (other fruit snacks), drink mixes (powdered or liquid), liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items (such as snow globes or glass containers), aerosol cans. Don’t forget to pack a $9 donation to cover the cost of shipping. New this year, you can donate online and track your box! Click here for step by step instructions. For more information, please visit Samaritan Purse, by clicking here.

National collection week will be November 13th-20th!