Feb. 3, 2021:
This week we begin Unpacking a Legacy (see below) left for us by Walnut Hill’s
past. Like opening an old trunk found in the attic, our exploration will likely reveal
some surprises about our forebears as well as some insights regarding the
community we are today, and lead to some thoughts about our life together as
we move into the future. This “unpacking” reminds me of a parable told by Jesus
in which he described the faithful disciple as being like “the master of a household
who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” In that spirit, may this
unpacking of our past help us be faithful disciples in our present and future.
UNPACKING A LEGACY – You are invited to participate in a four-session distance
learning opportunity, Unpacking a Legacy, scheduled for Thursday evenings
(Feb 4, 11, 18, 25), 7pm, via zoom. We will “unpack” the influence of historical
racism as it might have affected Walnut Hill’s life and ministry over the decades
since its founding in 1785, as well as explore the possibilities for Walnut Hill’s future
offered by our discoveries. Use reply email to register or for more information.
SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY – Walnut Hill’s “Souper Bowl” will be held on Sun, Feb 7,
as a drive-thru event. You can support this event, and God’s Pantry, by…
–Ordering some soup for drive-thru pick-up on Sun, Feb 7, Noon – 1pm. Soup
will be served in individual to-go bowls. Soup varieties will be “as available” when
you drive thru. Use reply email to order bowl(s) for your household. Soup is free.
Your order will help us estimate the amount of soup we need to have on hand.
-Making a donation in person when you pick up your soup, by mailing a check to
Walnut Hill (memo – “Souper Bowl”), or online via the Walnut Hill giving portal
(select “Souper Bowl”).
Wednesday “Virtual” Fellowship continues today, Feb 3, 1pm, via zoom. Use
reply email to request sign in details.
Backpack Ministry – Walnut Hill continues delivering of 50 backpacks per week
for students at Brenda Cowan Elementary School. Your donation of food items
(see list below) or dollars will help us complete our 2020-2021 school year
commitment. Food items may be brought to the church on Saturday or Sunday
mornings. To donate dollars, make your check payable to Walnut Hill Church
(memo: Backpacks) or visit the Walnut Hill giving portal
(select “Backpack Ministry”).
A Visit? Mike is available for in-person visits (with appropriate social distance
and face coverings) at your request. Use reply email or call the church office
(263-5304) to schedule a visit.
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WALNUT HILL BACKPACK MINISTRY – WHAT WE NEED?
FOOD CUPS (individual servings) -fruit, applesauce, etc.
-mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese -vegetables
MICROWAVEABLE MEALS (individual servings)
-Hormel, Chef Boy-R-Dee, Dinty Moore, etc
BREAKFAST FOODS (individual servings)
-instant oatmeal -variety cereals
-shelf stable milk
-peanut butter, cheese crackers, etc -fruit snacks
-ramen noodles (individual servings)
-precooked rice packets (individual servings)
-small canned (must have pop tops) veggies & meats like “beanie weenies”, etc