Update – March 26, 2020

COVID-19 and How Faith Can Help:
 
March 26, 2020
 
Many in our Faith family have been asking the question, “How can we help?” It is wonderful to know that the church is best considering how to love the Lord and the community as we continue to move forward. I had the privilege to speak with our County Commissioner Tim Brinker this week to ask him exactly how Faith can most effectively serve Franklin County at this time. His encouragement was clear and compelling. He asked every person who calls Faith home to simply comply with the restrictions imposed by Franklin County in the midst of this pandemic. Go to www.franklinmo.org for details.
As your pastor, I implore you to respectfully submit to those who are in authority over us. Let’s love our community well by first being in alignment with our county’s leadership. 
 
A second way we can be of help is to participate in food drives when called upon. This Sunday, March 29, Jubilee Church in Washington is collecting goods to help Loving Hearts Food Bank supply families in need. The drive takes place on Sunday between 2-4 pm. The structure of Jubilee’s building includes a drive-thru window. You’ll deliver your items to that drive-thru window, which is on the east side of the building. 
 
The address for Jubilee Church: 
1920 E. Fifth Street
Washington, MO
(next to Shop Around the Corner)
 
They are recommending the following as options to give: 
Gift Cards to: 
Aldi
Schnucks
Walmart
Target
 
Boxes of Cereal: 
Cheerios
Corn Flakes
Rice Chex
 
Other Items: 
Spaghetti
Spaghetti Sauce – Plastic Jars Only
Peanut Butter
Jelly – Plastic Jars Only
Canned White Meat Chicken
Individual Microwaveable Mac-N-Cheese
Individual Microwaveable Chef Boyardee Meals
Canned Corn or Green Beans
Bags of Flavored Noodles
Bags of Flavored Rice
Granola Bars
Quaker Oats
Graham Crackers
Ritz Crackers
Apple Sauce – individual cups
Toilet Paper
Bars of Soap
Tooth Paste
Tooth Brushes
Shampoo
Conditioner
Dish Soap
Bleach
Laundry Detergent
 
Last, if you need assistance of any kind, please let us know at info@showmefaith.org or by calling the office at 636.239.2432. Many of you have asked if you could help delivering groceries or other items. We will certainly call you as those needs arrive. 
 
In the meantime, we are thankful to serve our community however is most helpful. 
 
Thank you for loving so well, Faith!