A CHURCH WITH A HEART IN THE HEART OF STAFFORD COUNTY.
Ramoth
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Loving God, Loving People, Changing Our World
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Operation Christmas Child  October 13 - November 17, 2013

This event is one that the whole church gets involved!  You can either pick up a shoe box from the Women's Ministry table or you can purchase your own, either way stuff that box full!  Remember there are certain thins you are not allowed to pack;
Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans
 
 

Somethings you need to know.
1.  First day to pick up shoe boxes OCTOBER 13th
2.  First day to bring back shoe boxes OCTOBER 20th
3.  Last day to drop off shoe boxes to Ramoth is NOVEMBER 17th.  After this date you will need to take your box to the nearest drop off                                                                            facility.  You can locate these at http://staging.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/
 4.  Operation Christmas Child requests that each box have a $7.00 fee associated with box to help defray the cost of shipping.  If you send fee in                                                                   online, please note this on the box.  Boxes that do not have the fee we will not be delivering to pick up area.

For more information on the do's and do not's of packing a shoe box go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/

 
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Thanksgiving Dinner and ingathering World Hunger bread baskets

November 24, 2013 at 5:30pm
Dinner will be provided but we request that you bring:
1.  canned food to help restock the Food Pantry
2.  dessert to share with the church family
3.  World Hunger bread baskets. 

 

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Christmas in Appalachia

Ramoth is partnering with Crosspointe Community Fellowship in Bluefield, VA to provided Christmas care packages for 175 children in the Appalachian Region.

Gift bags are due back no later than December 8th.

The project will be focusing on specific items for the children:

New athlectic shoes (tennis shoes), 2 small gifts, food and hygiene products.  Gifts will be distributed and opened at a school sponsored Christmas Party making it necessary for us to closely adhere to the items requested on the child's information sheet.  (Please provide only the items requested)
There are 4 options to choose from if you sign up to sponsor a child
OPTION 1:  You purchase all the items for each child that you sign up to sponsor.  Bring items to Ramoth by December 8th.
OPTION 2:  You provide $50 for each child that you sign up to sponsor.  The mission team will purchase the items.  Checks need to be made out to Ramoth by                     November 30th.
OPTION 3:  You provide $20 for gifts for a child by November 30th.
OPTION 4:  You provide $10 for food items and hygiene items for a child by November 30th.
 
 
They would like the food and other items placed into 2 (TJ MAX or Marshall's) bags that you can purchase for $1.00 each.  They seem to work best for transporting the items purchased.
 
Food Items Hygiene Items Toy Bag
1 box instant Stove Top Stuffing; 1 box instant mashed potatoes; 1 can corn; 1 can green beans; 1 canned ham 16-oz (non-refrigerated); 1 box macaroni & cheese Toothbrush/toothpaste; bar of soap; comb or brush; bottle of shampoo; Washcloth; socks; gloves and toboggan
1.  tennis shoes gift wrapped; 
2.  1 nice toy - not over $10 gift wrapped; 
3.  Choice 1 optional item gifted wrapped under $5 
SUGGESTIONS FOR $5 gift:
Crayons & coloring book; drawing supplies (markers, pencils, pens); hair clip for girls; ball cap for boys; Comic book or book; jump rope; ball; harmonica