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, August 19. If you can help, please see Sharon Robertson. Donations may be given to Sharon Robertson or Lois Viers.
Blessing of the Backpacks
On August 11 we will have a Service of Blessing for the Back Packs. Students, Teachers, Aides, Bus Drivers, Custodians, anyone involved in education…bring your back pack to the morning service for a blessing for the upcoming school year.
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). We are hoping to get at least 24 adults at this event. If we can do this the cost comes down significantly for each person. Sign up with Laura Billings or Ashley Harker before or after church through August 4th to reserve your spot or sign up on the SingUpGenius link which was sent out in an email on July 27. Payments will be collected August 11th and August 18th.
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!
Women’s Book Club
The Ladies' Book Club will meet next on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Debbie Coddington's home. We are reading One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards. It is available at the public library in many formats. All women are invited to share in this fellowship.
Priesthood Meeting – August 11 @ 9:00 a.m.