Our Lenten activity this year will be a combination of last year’s Lenten Giving Calendar collections and the previous year’s Lenten Prayer flowers. If you recall last year, we collected items that went to at least a dozen different organizations. And then if you can recall the previous year, there were at least two dozen organizations and missionaries for whom we had prayed. This year, we’ve narrowed the focus to about a half dozen organizations.
For six weeks during Lent, we will be asking you to focus your prayers on one organization, and then on Sunday, we will collect an item for that organization. Please look for details in the bulletin on Sunday, February 11th. With Lent starting on Wednesday, February 14th, we will start the prayers and then have the first collection on Sunday, February 18th.
- February 26-March 4 Pray for Lincoln Park Food Bank
- March 4 Collection: Diapers and Baby Wipes
- March 5-11 Pray for Military Connections and all those who serve our country
- March 11 Collection: Plastic Easter Eggs, gallon size Ziploc Bags, individually wrapped candy, granola bars, gum
- March 12-18 Pray for Penn Hills Service Association
- March 18 Collection: Canned Soup
- March 19-25 Pray for Strides of Confidence (Penn Hills Shoe Collection/Distribution organization)
- March 25 Collection: Shoes – new or gently used
Thank you for your prayer support of these organizations who are making a difference in our community. Thank you also for your donations – they are always appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
The B.O.B. Project Inc. is a Penn Hills organization that is about Bringing Out the Best in our community. You may have first heard of BOB Project last summer when they organized the renovation of the community garden at the Penn Hills High School with the help of community volunteers. Maybe you recall seeing BOB Project as one of the new local organizations supported in the 2017 TTUMC Christmas Alternative Giving program. Or you may have seen on the news or read an article about the Tiny Homes Community for Veterans being built in Penn Hills. No matter how or where you first heard of the BOB project, Missions and Outreach was happy to have found this Penn Hills organization whose goal is to find passionate people who want to help in the community.
Together BOB Project and Veterans Place of Washington Blvd are working to assist homeless veterans with the construction of the Veterans Tiny Home Community. Located on almost 4 acres along Jefferson Road, this community will consist of up to 17 individual modular homes for veterans along with a community center, walking trail, green space, and a community garden. The community is being designed and built with energy efficient technology.
In addition to community development projects, BOB Project provides charitable and educational programs. Whatever the project, they advocate respect and dignity.
The BOB Project is a 501(c)3 organization named after United States Marine Corp Veteran, Robert O’Mahoney. If you would like to help, monetary donations are always welcome. They especially need a lot of monetary support for the Veterans Tiny Home Community. You can donate online on their website: www.bobproject.org. Or you can make your check payable to BOB Project Inc. and mail it to:119 Pheasant Drive, Penn Hills, PA 15235