Announcements - June 30

Panera Bread
Center of Hope will be closed this week for the 4thof July and vacation. There is bread in the MPR for anyone who would like it. There is a donation basket for Center of Hope if you would like to make a donation. 

Summer at Center of Hope: Christmas in July
We will be collecting new and gently used toys for our Christmas store during the month of July. If you  have toys or games that are no longer being played with and would like to give them a new  home please think about donating them to Central Avenue. They need to be unwrapped so that parents and grandparents can choose a toy for their children. Please bring them to the center and let Marsha know they are for the Christmas Store.

School Supply Drive in August
We are having a school supply drive to collect supplies for the clients of Central Avenue Center of Hope.  Marsha passes out the school supplies throughout the year as clients and children come in and need school supplies. The supplies will be going on sale soon at the stores. When you see pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, backpacks, glue, scissors, facial tissue, erasers, rulers, loose-leaf notebook paper, on sale pick up a few and donate them to Central Avenue Center of Hope. 

Paper Drive in September
Our annual competition between congregations will be September 1stthrough October 6th . Central Avenue Center of Hope continues to respond to the mission initiative of “abolishing poverty and end suffering”. Thousands of meals are served each year to individuals and families through your continued generosity. The traveling trophy will be presented at the Fall Midlands Mission Center Conference. We will be collecting: 

8-9 in. foam plates       5-6 in. foam plates 
8 oz. foam cups            12 oz. foam bowls 
Napkins                          Foam carry-out containers 
Sporks                           Toilet Paper & Paper Towels

Lunch at Center of Hope
The Olathe congregation will be preparing and serving lunch at the Center of Hope on Monday, July 15If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.

LIFT (formerly Adult Social Activities)
Life In Fellowship Together - Upcoming Activities. Please mark these dates in your calendar. More details to come at a later date:
Saturday, August 24, 5:00-9:00PM - Breakout KC (Leawood) & Dinner at K Machos (Overland Park Location)
Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM-4:00PM - Work and Play! Help at workday and then go Play!!! The Culinary Center in Downtown Overland Park, make and eat!

If you are in need of administration please contact Jeanne Mann who will contact an elder that is available to administer this sacrament. You may also contact any of the pastorate.