It is time for the next summer Mission Possible brought to you by our Outreach Team! This year we are taking on the ELCA challenge to engage in learning about best practices with water conservation, keeping local water sources clean and engaging the the international crisis of limited access to clean water in so many communities. The Outreach Team has prepared several mission opportunities including:
Community Garden: The community garden is already planted and ready to go! We are inviting the congregation to engage in watering the garden and weeding...all the supplies are there already all you you need to do is show up! More information can be found on the sign-up sheet.
Produce from the garden will be taken to local food pantries in the area.
Water is central to the cultivation of food crops. We are fortunate to have ready access to water for our gardens while we are reminded of so many who must walk miles for access to water.
Water Pledge Wednesday: Are you up for the challenge? Take a water bottle from the Narthex and start collecting. We are asking folks to only drink tap/filtered water on Wednesdays. The money you would normally spend on other beverages such as coffee, soda, juice, beer etc. would then be put in the water bottle. All proceeds will go towards ELCA World Hunger. Give it a try....only water on Wednesday!
Chemung River Clean-Up: On Sunday, June 26th we will be cleaning up the Chemung River between the Walnut St. bridge and the Main. St. Bridge. Following worship we will eat some lunch and then head on our way. Folks from the community will lead us on this clean-up and we will have an opportunity to lean about the importance of the river to the life of Elmira and the greater ecosystem. Please wear your God's Work, Our Hands t-shirts if you have them and some good shoes for mucking around!
Time to clean!
Walk for Water: On July 31st Jim Pfeiffer will lead those willing to walk on a informative tour of the Chemung River. Those who walk will be asked to gather pledges for the walk. Walkers are encouraged to gather pledges from all over the community! This is a chance to share with others what the church is doing and why we feel the call to serve others in this world. What a wonderful opportunity to reach out! Don't forget to wear you God's Work, Our Hands t-shirts on the day of the walk
Mission Possible Prayer Pledge (MP3): This is a mission that we do each year. It is a simple, but mighty opportunity to be in conversation with God. We invite you to take 5min. each day to pray for those involved in Mission Possible including those from the congregation, those in the community and those around the world. we invite you to pray for access to clean water and that the thirsty may be satisfied. Pray in whatever way is most helpful for you. Suggestions will be offered along the way. Thank you for your prayers!
More information is coming.....look for it soon! Our kick-off is June 26th, 10am. See you there!