June 2, 2016 — Former youth group members Mitch Rose, Emily Hill, Robyn Holmes and Laura Wilberts joined members of this year’s senior high group for an end-of-season barbecue and to help wrap up the youth Blessing Bags project. Along with Joe McCune-Zierath, Erin Hill and Kevin Holmes (and advisers Paul McCune-Zierath and Michelle Vance), they filled 50 plastic bags with items the youth have been collecting for homeless people, including bottles of water, energy bars, emergency blankets and bus passes.
The Blessing Bags will be dedicated and distributed to the congregation this Sunday, June 5. The bags are meant to be kept in the car and given to homeless people who ask for help on the street. (Photos by Michelle Vance and Pastor Anne Swallow Gillis)