New Church thanks community for disaster relief support

Letter from LaPorte New Church:
The one-day response from our community to the effort by LaPorte New Church in September for its Hurricane Relief Fundraiser was outstanding. The New Church donated 100% of its Sunflower Fair rummage sale proceeds to help the victims of the Texas and Florida hurricanes.
The clothing, books, housewares, toys, and collectibles which mostly sold for a few dollars or less brought $1,400 to this relief effort. After careful research, the New Church chose to give to UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, which gives 100% of its donations to disaster relief. This is possible because one Sunday each year a special offering is taken from its nationwide United Methodist churches to cover all of the overhead costs of UMCOR’s relief efforts. 
Grateful thanks to:
— many for donations of quality items to the church for its Sunflower Fair sidewalk and Manna House rummage sale
— the members and friends of LaPorte New Church for countless volunteer hours before, during and after the sale
— the hundreds of shoppers who helped make this charity effort a success, many of whom said “keep the change” for this event
— those who continue to keep these victims in prayerful hearts for their safety, relief, and healing and/or who offer donations on their own
Sunday worship and children’s Sunday School are at 10 a.m. at LaPorte New Church, a progressive-minded Christian community. All are invited into worship, charity and usefulness in the Lord’s holy name.
For more information, contact Pastor Kit Billings, at or 219-380-4682

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