UCD Service Project - Pass It On!
Unity Church of Delaware is assisting one local charity each quarter to help them provide items that are often in high demand by their clients. For Spring of 2017 (through 6/30/17), we are collecting items for J.O.I.N., the Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs (578 E. Main St., Columbus). J.O.I.N. provides material needs for low income families in Franklin County and functions under Catholic Charities of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. They serve people of all faiths, based on need, including many homeless families in the downtown area of Columbus.
Of greatest need currently are the following:
· Large diapers (sizes 4,5 and 6);
· Personal hygiene products: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, soap, disposable plastic razors, and feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons);
· Small toothpaste, shampoos and lotion containers that one gets at hotels;
· Dish soap and laundry detergent including laundry pods.
Place your items in the bins under the table in the rear entrance of the sanctuary. For monetary donations, make checks out to Joint Organization for Inner City Needs (J.O.I.N.) and place them in the designated container.
UCD Service Projects - Craft Items Needed
Barbie Nolder is making "chemo hats" that she donates to the James Cancer Hospital and other local medical providers for women undergoing chemotherapy. Barbie uses her seamstress skills and creative inspiration to fashion beautiful hats for women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. Help her make the healing journey more fun and beautiful for these women by donating items such as scarves, jewelry (pins, broaches, necklaces) and ribbon to Barbie.
Marian Jacques is asking UCD to support her in gathering objects to add to sensory or "fidget" blankets for people with Alzheimer's disease. People with advanced dementia in hospice often develop a constant need to touch and fiddle with things. Marian's friend assembles these lap blankets using items such as buttons, zippers, Velcro, key chains, thick ribbon, shower curtain rings, very small stuffed or plastic animals, small pieces of crochet, or anything with texture that you think could be attached to one of these. To see an example, click here.
Additions to UCD Library
Are you interested in reading more about Unity and New Thought? Thanks to a generous donation, we now have an expanded selection of books you can browse in our lending library in the lobby. Select, study and share Unity and New Thought classics by authors such as Fillmore, Cady, Freeman, Ponder, Chopra, Williamson, Dyer, and many more!
Burning Bowl Article
Rev. Joanne Blum was featured in the Columbus Dispatch's" Faith and Values" section discussing the Burning Bowl Service that Unity Churches perform around New Years. According to Rev. Blum, the ritual enables people to move into the new year with greater freedom and greater ability to face the new year with open hearts and minds.You may view the article at: Burning Bowl.
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