My beloved Mt. Tam Church,
Last week, I was feeling a bit low, missing in-person interactions with my congregation, and really missing worshipping together in the sanctuary.
Online worship is great, but I miss you all! Then, an email came from Nicole Collman and her son, Cameron, with the message that Cam was thinking about his school’s service project and what would I think about him “being church” while we worship online and take up the Food Bank offering in some form? “Thank you, God,” is what I thought and so below, please find a message from Cam. I hope you participate–big time! Remember, we enter the kingdom “like a child,” and even though Cam is almost a teenager and no child, he is definitely leading us.
“We also celebrate Owen Hubbard’s gathering of food from his neighbors for the Food Bank for his school project.”
FROM CAM COLLMAN:
Greetings Mt. Tam Church! You may know that people are lining up hungry for hours to get food from food banks. Some of these people never thought they would need to use a food bank, but with the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of many jobs, this has become a significant problem.
I am working on a school service project and was motivated by a news story about families waiting for hours to meet their basic food needs. I decided to do my project on collecting community donations for the food bank. I realized that our church has not been able to collect a food bank offering each Sunday because we are all worshiping from home. I thought a good project would be to collect food donations from the church members’ homes and bring those donations to the SF Marin Food Bank. Here is what I am planning to do and how you can help:
My Mom will drive me to your home and I will collect your food donation from your front porch, door, gate, driveway, etc. on Friday, May 22nd by 3:00 PM. If you would like to participate, please contact me below and I will add you to my route that day. Please donate what you are comfortable with.
I will plan to do this once per month until we are able to make our food bank donations in the church again.
I hope that this will help people who are hungry get the food they need.
To request a food bank offering pick-up, pleaseCall: 415-384-8835 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Text: 415-608-4016