We will be collecting stuffed animals for the Teddy Bear Brigade now through Sunday, Oct. 21st. Sponsored by Gleaning for the World, this mission delivers stuffed animals all over the world to children who have been faced with natural disasters, war or political persecution. Some of the children are orphans and have lost all the material things they owned. A teddy bear gives them some security and teaches them to love and trust again. It also gives them a chance to hear about the love of Christ.
Please donate your gently used or new small to medium size stuffed animals and place them in the blue bins under the Narthex coat rack. We also need $1/animal to cover shipping from GFTW to their final destination. Please make checks out to Andrew Chapel UMC with GFTW in the memo line or put your donation in and envelope marked for GFTW and place in the collection plate. Thank you!