News, Notes, and Everything YOU Need to Know!
Welcome to our weekly newsletter: News, Notes and Everything YOU Need to Know!
Do you have any family news you'd like to share? Graduations? Births? Special Events? Send it to Susan Gibbins-Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you'll see it in print!
Does your life group, Sunday School class, or committee have any news? Please let us know!
Check back each Monday for News, Notes and Everything YOU Need to Know; each Wednesday for Prayer and Praise; and each Friday for Traces of Grace.
Wear That Mask...Please!
You have no doubt seen plenty of people in public with their mask pulled down so it only covers their mouth, leaving their nose exposed. New research suggests this defeats the point of wearing a mask even more than you might think.
Most people usually breathe through their noses, and for good reason, we smell through our noses, our noses warm and humidify the air we breathe, and they help filter out debris and micro-organisms in the air.
Breathing out through the nose is also healthier, it naturally improves lung and circulatory function, it also gives your body a chance to reclaim some of the warmth and humidity you would otherwise exhale into the environment.
A study published in the journal Cell mapped locations in the respiratory tract where the COVID-19 virus most quickly invades, multiplies and spreads. They found the cells that line the nose were significantly more likely to become infected and shed virus compared to the throat or lungs.
That means, every time a person exhales through their nose, they are likely generating a higher concentration of infectious aerosol than if they were simply breathing from their mouth.
It also means, in order to block that infectious cloud from escaping to infect other people, it's just as important to cover your nose with a mask.
FUMC Shares is YOUR church team who helps provide, collect, and transport much needed food, clothing, and other goods to people both in the Collingswood area, Upper Darby, Camden and other nearby places. But, we cannot do our job without your continued support.
Soon, you will be receiving a letter from the Missions Team asking for financial support. When you receive it, please pray about how you can support the missions ministry.
Also, please consider donating to our bi-weekly food and clothing collections at the church. Tonight and tomorrow morning we will be collecting food for Upper Darby and women's clothes for Seeds of Hope.
Thank you for your support!
News From Seeds of Hope!
SAVE THE DATE #1!!!
THIS YEAR'S CELEBRATION BANQUET--SOME LIVE AND SOME RECORDED--WILL BE VIRTUAL THIS YEAR. THE DATE AND TIME TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT 7PM. REJOICE WITH US IN RECALLING ALL THAT THE LORD HAS DONE OVER THE PAST YEAR THROUGH HIS MINISTRY HERE IN CAMDEN!!!
THIS YEAR'S THEME: "HOPE ANCHORS THE SOUL -- HEBREWS 6:19"
SAVE THE DATE #2!!!
FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL RUN/WALK FOR A LIFE 5K--ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL CAMDEN WATERFRONT--WILL BE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH. PLEASE GET THAT DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR
AND STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!!!
Undie Sunday is Coming!
Seeds of Hope's Undie Sunday Ministry is back for 2020. But just like everything else this year, it will be done in a different way.
In response to Covid-19 and the success of the Easter Basket Ministry with our “Angel Tree” Families – we will be seeking families and groups to ‘adopt’ one or more families. We expect to have about 100 families to be adopted.
Starting next week, you will be able to choose a family to adopt. Families will be identified by number of children in the family and their general home location. Once you select your family, you will be asked to:
- Purchase packages of underwear for each child in the family.
- Purchase pajamas for each child in the family.
- Provide a card of encouragement for member of the family.
- Deliver your “Gift of Undies” on Saturday, August 29th
Watch for sign up link in next Wednesday’s newsletter. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Dan Stephens by phone (856-975-5924) or email.
Boy, Is It Hot!
With the extremely hot weather we have been having, Seeds of Hope has been distributing many, many bottles of water to Camden's homeless each day. If you are able to donate a case of water to Seeds of Hope, you can bring them to tonight's or tomorrow's food collection or contact Susan Gibbins-Davis.
It's Hot Outside! Part 2!
Thank you to those who have already pledged an air-conditioner! But, in case you missed this last week...
Three nearby apartment complexes, Rohrer Towers in Haddon Township and the Collingswood Arms in Collingswood, are senior residence apartments that have air conditioned common spaces, but no air conditioners in the apartments themselves. Many residents do have their own window units, but some residents cannot afford to purchase their own air conditioners or pay the extra rental cost to run them.
How can you help?
- If you have an unused air conditioner that is in working order, offer to donate it—any size is welcome when it’s free.
- If you are inspired to purchase one, the two rooms of each unit are about 12 ft. X 15 ft. A 5,000 BTU AC is adequate for a room.
- If you would like more information about making a donation, contact Carol Heim at email@example.com.
This coming weekend, we are having our next goodie delivery. However, because there are so many people on vacation, we do not have enough pixies to go around! So, we will only be delivering to half of our FUMC families. Don't worry, however! The next time we deliver goodies, we will bring something special to the other half of our FUMC families.