Monthly Mission

Plastic Mat Weaving Project

Mats #2, and #3, were completed in November. The loom has been reloaded and ready for weaving mat #4. Thank you to all who help by cutting bags at home. Be sure to let Sherri know how much time you are spending cutting the bags or working on the weaving. Sherri has a   clipboard on her desk to keep track of the number of volunteer hours spent on the mats. Midwest Mission Distribution Center has asked us to keep track of this information and report to them each month so they can get a better idea of how many hours it takes to make a mat and how the project is going.

Grocery Reverse Advent Boxes

The mission committee will again offer the opportunity to donate grocery for the Reverse Advent Boxes. We will begin collecting for the boxes the first of December and deliver the boxes to the Carroll County Community of Concerns Food Pantry between Christmas and New Year. Boxes and the suggested grocery lists will be available at the church. Roxie, the coordinator at Carroll County Community of Concerns Food Pantry has checked the suggested list so it reflects the items most needed.

It would be very helpful if donors would leave either a receipt for the purchased items or a note with the value of the items in the box. That way there will be a better record to report on the church remittance form that is sent to the Iowa Conference.

The Mission Committee will have the Warm Tree in the Office area from December 10-January 1. This year Fairview needs the following items:

* Winter coats-boys/girls size 5-12                             

* Snow Boots-boys/girls size 10-3

* Shoes-boys/girls 10-3

* Gloves-cloth/waterproof kids size 4-12

* Hats/Ear Warmers

* Unisex elastic pants size 5-8 (navy, gray or black)

* Underwear boys/girls size 6-10

* Pullups unisex 4&5

* Socks boys/girls 10-3

* Water bottles

We appreciate any and all contributions.