Click here for MISSION WEEK SIGNUPS! If you choose not to or are unable to signup online, but still want to help, please contact the church office at 717-272-9933.

Mission Week will be held August 2 – 8. The Mission committee has worked hard to plan activities that comply with the extra regulations for Covid-19. The projects will be done either by individuals at home or outside.

At-home projects – Needed materials and instructions will be organized into a “kit.” That can be picked up at the beginning of the week:

  • Making masks -Pattern and material provided
  • Crossword/Sudoku/Wordsearch puzzle boards – cardboard with puzzle glued on one side, answers on other side, easier to hold and solve for our more elderly/wheelchair friends especially in hospitals.
  • No-sew blankets – The layers are knotted together on the sides
  • Writing cards to shut-ins – cards, names, addresses provided

Outdoor projects – with social distancing

  • Rails to Trails cleanup – Tuesday, 8/4 and Thursday 8/6; 6 PM – 8 PM each night
  • Church yard cleanup – Date and time to be determined
  • Yard work for members that may need help (raking, mowing, pulling some weeds) Also need yards in which to work (Call church office to be added to the list)

Drive Thru Pick-up/Drop off: Sunday, August 2. 11AM – 12 Noon

Pick up Kit projects, “Mission At Work” T-shirts (while supplies last);

Drop off Blessing Bags, donations to the food pantry, aluminum cans for Habitat and pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House


Drive Thru Drop-Off: Saturday August 8. 12 Noon – 2 PM

Drop off completed projects, donations to the food pantry,

aluminum cans for Habitat and pull tabs for Ronald

McDonald House

Other projects

Habitat for Humanity –Wednesday, 8/5, and Saturday, 8/8; working 8:15 am – 3:15 pm; 4-5 workers at a site, strict mitigation procedures in place by Habitat. Some volunteers to make bag lunches for the workers.

Free Noon Meal – Help prepare and package the meal for LCCM on Saturday, 8/8. 10AM – 1 PM

Blessing bags – In a small gift bag place “White Elephant” items that might be a blessing to another person. Drop off the bag on Sunday, 8/2. During the week, everyone who “gave” a blessing bag would receive one. A surprise connection with someone else in the church family!

Blood bank donations – With the severe shortage of blood at the local hospitals we are encouraging volunteer blood donations. A list of local donation sites and times for the week will be made available.

Mission Week Read – Toxic Charity – How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help by Robert D. Lupton. A book recommended by the Medical Benevolence Foundation that might give us a new perspective on some of our charitable work. Read the book during Mission Week then participate in a follow-up discussion to be held on Wednesday, August 12, in the evening.

Don’t forget our ongoing projects:

Filling the Free Little Pantry. It is still being heavily used. We know many of you have placed items in the Pantry and in the Library. There has also been some community support of the pantry. We ask that you continue buying one or two extra items when shopping and putting them in the pantry or drop off on 8/2 or 8/8.

Recycling Aluminum Cans for Habitat for Humanity– drop off 8/2 or 8/8

Collecting Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald House – drop off on 8/2 or 8/8


Click here for MISSION WEEK SIGNUPS! If you choose not to or are unable to signup online, but still want to help, please contact the church office at 717-272-9933.


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”– Mahatma Gandhi