Good morning.  I trust this message finds you safe, warm, and well.  I am inviting all of us to help out with another project that is getting started at First UCC – Carlisle.  Right now we can see the season we are in right now- winter.  A number of us may have volunteered at soup kitchens or homeless shelters during the holidays.  Unlike us, however, the people we may have fed or provided a warm bed for the night still live in those conditions, even after the holidays are over. It is great that we give our time and money to these causes, but we want to make sure the people who are in need are taken care of throughout the year, particularly during the coldest time of the year.

            Let’s band together, 1st UCC and community, to provide sleeping bags, blankets, and jackets for Community Cares and Safe Harbour. Donate new or gently used sleeping bags, blankets, and jackets from January through March. There will be a large blue barrel set outside the back door in which donations will be accepted every Friday during office hours (8am-1pm). We will be making regular trips to Community Cares and Safe Harbour with what we have collected until the end of March.   Thanks for all you do.  Let us continue to be a blessing to others with our lives.