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Rise Against Hunger Packaging Event

Rise Against Hunger distributes meals through feeding programs operated by partner organizations in developing countries that promote education, encourage children to attend school, improve students’ health and nutrition, address gender inequalities, stimulate economic growth, fight child labor, and are part of the movement to address global issues.

St. Paul’s and St. Matt’s will be packaging 20,000 meals on March 30th from 10:00-12:00. We need approximately 75 volunteers to make this happen. We can all work together and unite to rise against Hunger.

At a meal packaging event, volunteers set up and take down packaging stations and equipment, fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets, and load the pallets and equipment onto a truck. You will be assigned a job on the day of the event – no special skills needed. Our Rise Against Hunger event leader will provide a quick training at the beginning of the event. Some possible jobs include funnel captain, rice scooper, runner, bag weigher, box filler, and more With music playing, and the occasional sound of a gong to highlight milestones along the way, the event is high energy, rewarding and fun!

To sign up to help on March 30th, go to http://events.stophungernoworg/SPLC19. Online donations can made at the same link, which helps to pay for the 20,000 meals we will be packaging. Please contact Sheila at JointDirectorOfYouthMinistry@gmail.com with any questions.

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First Holy Communion

St. Matthew’s is excited to be part of your child’s faith life. A big step in their life of faith is First Holy Communion.  Here at St. Matthew’s we typically offer first communion classes for 2nd graders but leave room for parents’ discretion. First Communion classes will take place after the 10:30 service and will last from 11:45-12:45 on March 24th and March 31st.  It is important that you attend both classes. First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Maundy Thursday, April 18th at 7 pm. For those unable to attend we will also celebrate First Holy Communion on Sunday, April 28th at either 9 or 10:30 worship. If you would like your child to participate in these Holy Communion classes please contact our church administrator Paula at (610) 458-5675 or send her an email at preese@stmatthews-church.org.

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Interfaith Day of Service

Saturday, May 4th, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Come and join us, make a difference in our community, and work side by side with people of faith from different backgrounds.

Registration is Open!  Please sign up by April 21st

Go to: www.bethisraelpa.org/interfaithactioncommunity

Who may participate:  Adults, teens, children, and people of all fitness and mobility levels.

How it works:  Participants will be assigned on interfaith teams to various work sites in the community (i.e. homeless shelters, food banks, organizations that redistribute donations to the poor) to provide a few hours of specific service.  Most work includes spring cleaning, gardening, painting, or sorting and organizing donations.

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