Yes, we need you! Your gifts, your prayers, your hands and your hearts!
Throughout July, we gathered school supplies for the students of Johnson School – our neighborhood school – where we tutor, support and encourage the kids, teachers and staff. Donations of backpacks, paper, crayons, glue, scissors, notebooks, rulers, erasers and pencil sharpeners were collected for students.
During August, check out the Welcome Center for signups! We’ll be packing meals for the hungry, and helping complete projects around town and in the homes of some of our families who could use your extra muscles.
It all comes together on Good Neighbor / Rally Day – Sunday, September 10 with one worship service at 9:30! The kids can meet their Sunday School teachers, visit their classrooms, join in on the Brunch in the gym, and get to work with others as we all lift the burdens, tend to the weary ones and share the hope and joy of Jesus Christ who strengthens us for service and ministry.
All Hands on Deck!
A huge THANK YOU to our OSLC family who contributed to June’s reverse food offering. A total of 708 lbs of food was donated to the Rock River Valley Pantry.
May’s Mission of the Month was Rockford Promise, a location-based scholarship program for low-income students. We collected $945 for this mission partner. For more information on this organization, visit rockfordpromise.org.
2016 efforts to combat hunger BY THE NUMBERS…
21,000 meals purchased & packaged for Kids Around The World
4,565 pounds of food delivered to the Rock River Valley Food Pantry (RRVFP)
$842.45 raised through the Souper Bowl of Caring for RRVFP
400 meals (approx.) packaged & delivered to the Rockford Rescue Mission
271 jars of peanut butter (and 2 jars of jelly) collected for the RRVFP