OUTREACH Visit the newly updated Outreach webpage for more information or contact Mary Beth Shively, to discuss how you can help to make a difference in the lives of our less fortunate neighbors.

Thank you for 40 Days of Sharing Blessings
Thank you for your support in sharing blessings during Lent.  The B Street Food Pantry and the neighbors they serve truly appreciate your donations. 
 
Kids’ Care Kits
Kids, we need your help to assemble Kids’ Care Kits on May 5 during Children’s Chapel at the Parish House. Kids’ Care Kits are given to children accompanying their parents at Westside CARES. Typically, the kids are stressed because their parents are stressed. The kits help to ease that stress for a bit.  Kid's Care Kits are packed in a gallon Ziploc bag and consist of a juice drink, healthy snack, a few crayons and something to color. All the supplies will be provided and all ages are welcome to help to assemble the kits. If you’d like to donate to offset the cost of the kits, please write Kids’ Care Kits on your check in the notes portion and place it in the collection plate. 
 
The Thrift House – Thank You!
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers at the Thrift House! Last year, their dedication earned $8000 which funded 10 grants to local, state, national and international non-profit agencies and the cost of food for the Lord’s Dinner. If you’d like to volunteer, one 3-hour shift makes a lot of difference. Childcare is available. Prayerfully consider if you could give a few hours to help make a difference. Your help is always appreciated.
Contact Teri Orthwein: teriorthwein@yahoo.com or 719.375.0502

B Street Food Pantry – Side dish starches (Pasta, rice, mac & cheese, instant potatoes)    
The B Street Food Pantry, a satellite operation of Westside CARES provides a four-day food supply up to six times per year to households demonstrating a genuine need. Half of the neighbors served by B Street last year, were children and seniors. This month, we are collecting side dish starches. On Sunday, please put your donation in the basket by the baptismal font. Otherwise, the little red wagon will be just inside the main door of the Parish House and donations may always be dropped off there. If you’d like for us to do the shopping, write B Street Pantry in the notes portion of your donation and put it in the collection plate. 
 
Outreach Meeting
Please save the date. The next Outreach Committee meeting is on Tuesday May 7 at 1:30 pm in the Dining Room of the Parish Hall.