Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Cooker request

We have received a request via the Family Centre in Bury for a young mum-to-be who is in need of a cooker. Any sort of cooker will do, I believe, so if you know of a cooker that is in good condition and in need of a new home, please contact the Vineyard Centre. Thank you.

Requests update

We are running low on the following items and would appreciate these in particular:

  • ANY food that can be eaten without heating
  • instant mashed potato, tinned potatoes
  • tinned beans and tomatoes
  • dried pasta, rice and vegetarian food
  • pasta sauces
  • tinned fruit and desserts
  • small packets of cereals*, small bags of sugar, tea
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes and all other toiletries
  • wet wipes* (really useful for homeless people)
  • Baby food

(* we currently have NONE of these). Your generosity is amazing so please be assured that everything you give really does make a difference. Thank you.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Why we do what we do...

We regularly sing Jeremy Riddle songs at WSVC, but have you checked out the whole album yet? The final track on "Full Attention" is entitled "My Love for You" and is all about how we show God that we love Him. If you have a look at the Bio section of Jeremy Riddle's website you will find out some of the inspiration behind the song. The following is reproduced from Jeremy and is used by permission from Varietal Records:
"My Love For You" comes, in part, from a sermon series he developed. As Jeremy spent time in Scripture, he began to see a pattern: "The things that show God we love Him are not extravagant love songs, poems or outbursts of emotional expression, but simple actions of obedience. And from what I can understand, the way God calls us to express our love back to Him is by returning to people the same things we have received from Him."
The song talks about what that might involve practically, and reminds us that sometimes our love for God is shown through simple acts of kindness, borne from that love that we have received; things like being there for the weak, feeding the hungry, caring for the poor, freeing the oppressed and standing up for the orphan and widow. Showing our love through obedience to what God commands us, and holding firm to truth and justice, and loving our fellow man. Check out the website for more info behind some of the other songs and see if the CD is available at the CD desk at church.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Carpet request

We've had a request come in from the Woolpit Health Visiting Team for a family who will be moving in to Council accomodation around the end of this month. The house has underlay and gripper down, but no carpets and unless the family can find some carpet - any carpet - the Council will have to remove the underlay and gripper as it will be deemed dangerous. The rooms for which carpet is needed are three bedrooms, the lounge and hall, but we don't have details of any sizes. The family are not fussy about colours, patterns etc, so if you have some carpet that you are getting rid of and that is in good condition, could you let us know please. Thank you

Latest requests update

It's been quite a busy week with plenty of requests coming in and so plenty of food bags going out! As a result, we are quite low on several things, with the main things we need being as follows:
  • instant mashed potato & tinned potatoes
  • tinned baked beans & tinned tomatoes*
  • dry pasta, rice* and vegetarian food
  • tinned fruit* and desserts*
  • small packets of cereals*, small bags of sugar*
  • small cartons of long life milk*
  • tea bags
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes & all other toiletries
  • toilet rolls and wet wipes
  • baby food

Every one or two cans really can make a difference so thank you for all the things that you give so readily and regularly.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Requests update

I'm sorry it's been so long since this blog was updated, partly because I've been away on holiday. Thank you for continuing to bring in food and toiletries over the past month; at the moment we particularly need the following:
  • ANY food that can be eaten without heating
  • instant mashed potato, tinned potatoes
  • tinned vegetables, beans and tomatoes*
  • dried pasta*, rice*, pasta sauces* and vegetarian food
  • tinned fruit* and desserts*
  • small packets of cereals, small bags of sugar*
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes and all other toiletries
  • toilet rolls
  • baby food

Please pray about what you might give to Storehouse; the above is just to let you know what we're short of at the moment and remember, just one ot two cans can make a real difference. Thank you.

April Stats

In April, Storehouse gave out 44 food bags as a result of 38 requests from 10 different agencies around Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk. Thank you to everyone who has supported Storehouse and made donations of food and toiletries through March. Your continued support ensures that this ministry can keep reaching out to help those in need in our community.