Welcome to another year from the Community Care team. I went to Google to find verses from the Bible that talked about helping the poor and needy and had so many to choose from both the Old and New Testament. I have quoted just a few to remind us that we have a God given responsibility to be generous when it comes to helping people in need.
1 John 3:17-18 “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”
Proverbs 19:17 “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.”
Deuteronomy 15:11 “There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.”
Again this year we will provide food hampers to needy families. Our distribution day is Wednesday each week and we give out the food you bring in on a Sunday. Many people tell me that their memory is not as good as it could be so we now provide a donation box on the trolley in the foyer. It is bolted on so it is not easily removed. Some people have set up a direct debit and send a donation each month. In this way you are helping to bless people in need.
Let us work together in showing our love in a practical way and may God bless you.