March Focus – Women’s Issues
The 250th Anniversary Task Force has identified the following ways you can pray, serve and give during the month of March. During our year-long commemoration of 250 years as a congregation serving our Lord, we also seek to move toward our vision of “A Church Engaged, A Community Healed, A World Transformed.” Please feel free to take part in as many of these activities as you feel called. See the Weekly News for more information.
Be the living hands of Christ. Pray for:
- The people of Ukraine, for the families being split apart, for an end to the fighting, for peace and healing.
- The women experiencing post-partum depression and the shame/stigma that is associated with it as well as women that have experienced a miscarriage or fertility issues – that they may find comfort, strength healing, and peace in a world that doesn’t easily discuss these matters.
- The working women that are experiencing burnout, especially from the past two years.
- For the children who have suffered from remote learning and lack of socialization because of the pandemic. Pray for the moms who shoulder the burden of remote learning and running the household.
- For healing, grace, and a unity to be formed in support of all these women suffering.
- That all children have someone in their lives that loves, respects, and nurtures them.
- That all children will be safe and will have enough to eat.
- Pray that all children who are hurting can find help.
- Pray that caregivers have support.
Be the living hands of Christ through service:
- Volunteer at Family Services – Information is available online at familyservicesforsyth.org
- Collect items to support victims of domestic violence – items needed deodorant other personal hygiene products like full size shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion, hair care products. Journals, coloring books for adults, colored pencils and pens are great ways for residents of shelters to unwind. For information, please contact Lucia Higgins at email@example.com or call 336.778.7054.
- Collect items needed and make bags for The Period Project -the local chapter has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/homelessperiodprojecttriad/) and here’s a link to the national organization: https://periodproject.org/.
Be the living hands of Christ through prayerful generosity:
- Diaper Bank of NC – online at ncdiaperbank.org-Most of us do not spend a lot of time thinking about diapers. But if you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver without enough of them, they can become a major source of stress, guilt, and desperation. Public safety net programs such as The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously known as Food Stamps) do not cover the purchase of diapers, often leaving families with a difficult decision between buying diapers and other necessities with their limited funds. For families in need, something as small as a diaper can have a significant impact.
- Family Services - Donations from individuals are critical to helping them create effective and enduring transformation in our community. Online: familyservicesforsyth.org
How to make a Donation:
Please note on your gift to any of these organizations, or to an organization of your choice that you feel fits the theme, that you are giving in honor of Home Moravian Church’s 250th anniversary. See the Weekly News for additional opportunities and more detailed inform