July/August Ministry and Team News

From the Caring Circle
by Joan Campbell 

A brief request from Caring Circle: As you may know, when Caring Circle receives occasional congregational requests for meals when someone is ill, or occasional rides to medical appointments, our monthly coordinator draws from our list of volunteer “providers.” Currently, 24 of you have volunteered to be contacted when such needs arise. As we are refreshing this provider list, we’d like to make a special note of people who are willing, once in awhile, to provide a ride to Sunday Services when someone has no other means of getting there. If you would be willing to offer an occasional Sunday ride, please let Bob Bollinger (our coordinator for July) know this. All he’ll need is your email address. If you are not already a “provider” and would like to be added to our list, please let Bob know that as well. 

From the Social Action Council Soup Kitchen Corner
by Judy Lacker 

On Saturday, June 2, some members of Soup Kitchen Team 4 will be returning to the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen on Spring Street to help serve take-out meals that were cooked in volunteers’ homes as well as bagged sandwiches for lunches and breakfasts for Pacific House homeless shelter, also prepared in volunteers’ homes as well as through donations. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to serve the guests a meal inside because of the Covid pandemic. You can also help feed our neighbors with a gift card in any amount from any local supermarket. In addition, you can still continue to make food donations to the Daily Bread Food Pantry (25 West Street – entrance off Terrace Place). Donations are accepted on Mondays between 11 am and 2 pm and on Fridays between 8:30 am and 11:30 am. Lynn Taborsak has also been scheduling the sandwich donations so we have just the right amount each day at Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. If you are interested in making sandwiches, please email her at ddhhsandwiches@gmail.com. We can all be an important part of the fight to end hunger in our community!