Southwest Christian Care volunteer needs 

Evergreen Church mission partner Southwest Christian Care has several volunteer opportunities within their ministry. Southwest Christian Care volunteers play a vital role helping them provide the highest quality care and support to terminally ill guests and their families, senior adults with dementia, and medically fragile, special needs children and their families at not cost. If you have four hours a week or four hours a month they would love to have you join them in being the hands and feet of Christ to our community. Listed below are their volunteer needs.

Hospice: answer phones, clean kitchen, do laundry, welcome and direct guests.
Tuesday mornings – 9 am – 1 pm
Wednesday evenings – 1st and 4th 5 am-  8 pm
Thursday mornings – 9am – 1pm
Friday mornings – 2nd and 4th 9am – 1pm

WeCare: be a buddy to a special needs child for four hours in a VBS environment.
Second Saturday of each month
Shifts 10:45 am -3 pm or 2:45 pm-7 pm

Mary Ruth’s Corner: sort/price merchandise and run cash register.
Wednesday afternoon – 1 am-4 pm
Thursday – 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday -1 pm – 4 pm

DayBreak: prepare simple hot meal for 65 people 1st Tuesday of each month.

Special Projects: outdoor painting, nature trail clean up, adopt a Hope House room, planting flowers.

For more information about volunteer opportunities contact Shelley Mann at 770-969-8354 or orsmann@swchristiancare.org.



Light of Cameroon Festival

Mission partner JRCCA is holding their Light of Cameroon Festival at the Shamrock Park Tyrone Recreation Center on Saturday, May 11. The Festival begins at 5 pm. JRCCA is looking for volunteers to assist with event setup at 3 pm and clean-up at 7 pm. If you are interested in attending or volunteering please email Gideon Ticha at giddyticha@hotmail.com. To learn more about our Mission Partner, you can visit their website



Quilters for Comfort Quilters

Comfort Quilters, an Evergreen Church mission partner, is looking for volunteers to help make quilts on Thursdays from 11 am – 1:30 pm. The group welcomes sewers of all abilities. If you can thread a needle or cut with scissors, there’s a place for you in Comfort Quilters. Some of the beneficiaries are Bloom Closet, Southland Rehabilitation, Peachtree City police and fire services, and individuals who are in need of comforting.

To find out more information about this ministry, Laura Bosma, lbosma@bellsouth.net 



February needs for Fayette Samaritans

Fayette Samaritans, one of Evergreen Church’s Ministry Partners, has the following needs for the month of February. If you would like to contribute, please drop off your donations to the green bin in front of the children’s wing.

Food needs for February, however, anything is greatly appreciated:

  1. Canned corn
  2. Canned green beans
  3. Canned pasta – ravioli, beef a roni, etc.
  4. Instant potatoes
  5. Canned fruit
  6. Pasta sauce
  7. Dry pasta
  8. Rice – 2 pound bags
  9. Mac and cheese
  10. Hamburger helper
The Clothes Closet needs for February:
  1. New or gently used, boy’s clothes (all sizes)
  2. Size 5 girl’s clothes
  3. Size small and medium men’s clothes
  4. New men’s underwear.


Potter’s House Angel Tree

Thank you to everyone who chose an angel from the Potter’s House angel tree. Please return all unwrapped gifts with the angel attached to church by Sunday, December 16. 



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.


Blessing of the Quilts Celebration …

Last weekend at the traditional and contemporary services we celebrated the Blessing of the Quilts. Comfort Quilters creates quilts, pillowcases, for foster children, folks who are ill, grieving, or recovering from surgery; first responders, military personnel, rehabilitation center residents, and others.
 
If you missed this beautiful display of quilts, you can still see them at the Comfort Quilters upcoming quilt show on October 12 (10am-6pm) and 13 (10am-5pm).


A Stitch In Time Quilt Show

Comfort Quilters, an Evergreen Church Ministry Partner, is hosting a FREE large quilt show on October 12 and 13 at Evergreen Church. This event will celebrate the art of quilting and have over 100 quilts on display.
 
The Comfort Quilters are also calling  for quilts owned by Evergreen Church Covenant Partners to be on display. Please click the link for the Quilt Show Hold Harmless  agreement and instructions.
 
For more information, please e-mail Laura Bosma at lbosma@bellsouth.net.


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. 



Otto’s Story

Sunday Kathy Olmsted, an Evergreen Church Covenant Partner, shared a story about a man named Otto who has been living in a tent for the past 17 years. Kathy and her small group -The Beacons – became aware of him through a sign he was holding with the words “Disabled, Hungry.” Providing frequent lunches for him followed, and the beginnings of a relationship of trust by Otto began. The Beacons began to live life on mission with Otto – helping him obtain disability benefits which eventually totaled $750 a month, establish an address via P.O. box, obtain an ID card through the DMV, and obtain food benefits totaling $16 a month. Because of the determination of the small group and pushing through several bumps in the road, Otto has moved into a small house. The Beacons and the Evergreen Church Missions Team has provided him with bedroom furniture, table and chairs, dishes, pots and pans, and bed and bath linens. Another Evergreen Ministry Partner, Comfort Quilters, has provided Otto a quilt. 

Kathy’s small group and the Evergreen Church Missions Team has covered this journey in prayer and continues to follow what the Lord has told them to do, “Love your neighbor.” This faithfulness has impacted not only Otto, but now he is helping his friend Leon through the same process and obstacles.
Please pray for Otto’s transition as he readjusts to society after being solitary for so long. He also needs a housemate to make his living situation more financially stable. We are asking you to prayerfully consider purchasing a Kroger gift card in any amount to help stock Otto’s fridge and pantry. A collection basket is at the church Welcome Center desk for your convenience on Sunday morning. Also, pray that Otto is able to have his gas turned on so he can use his stove, stop taking cold showers, and have heat in the winter.