Food Pantry Update

Celebrating the one year anniversary of our new client choice pantry called Harvest: A Galley of Grace
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Moving Forward in Ministry in 2011

"Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe" (Hebrews 12:28).

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ministry Centers First Annual Toy Sale

Saturday, December 12, 2009 in Heritage FLC

We are embarking on a new endeavor in our ministry centers. Our first annual Ministry Center Toy Sale is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th. A minimal fee will be charged so that parents from our centers will have the dignity of buying their kids Christmas gifts. The prices will range from 10 cents to 5 dollars for the bigger items. Families who come to our centers will be invited to participate.

We need YOUR HELP in providing NEW (and USED toys IN VERY GOOD CONDITION )for ages infant to 16 years. ALL MONIES RECEIVED FROM THE TOY SALE WILL GO BACK INTO THE MINISTRY CENTERS’ BENEVOLENCE FUNDS FOR FOOD AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE given to families served.



WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE TOY SALE!

1.Monetary donations will be accepted, as well as gifts. Make checks payable to: MBA Church and Community
Ministries Toy Sale, 20 Interstate Park Drive, Montgomery, AL 36109.
2. We will need volunteers the day before the sale to help sort and organize toys.
3. Volunteers will be needed on Saturday to assist our guests as they shop.
4. Baked goods will be served at a “cafĂ©” for parents who come and shop. Homemade goods would be greatly
appreciated.
5. We need Christmas wrappers. If you are good at wrapping gifts, come and bring some Christmas wrap, bows
and tape to wrap presents for parents.
6. Be a “pray-er” or “sharer” at the Toy Sale with parents.

Call Lisa Rose for more details at 334-271-6794 or email her at
lrose@mgmbaptist.org.

A joint effort of Forest Park Ministry Center, Valley Park Ministry Center, Community of Hope and Shepherd’s Staff Ministry
We will need to receive donations no later than Wednesday, December 9th. Call for instructions on where they will be gathered.

Ministry Centers

Babies(0-12 mo)
Blankets//Crib Sheets
Sleepers/clothes/bibs
Diapers (all sizes)
Bottles
Rattles/key rings
Activity Centers
Mobiles
Car Seat Toys
Crib toys

Toddlers(1-3 yrs)
Large trucks
Stuffed animals
Books
Baby dolls (all cultures)
Fisher Price toys
Building blocks
Riding toys
See-N-Say
Educational games
Musical Instruments
Kid Christian CD’s
CD Players

Preschoolers(4-5 yrs)
Board games
Books
Educational toys
Barbie
Lincoln Logs
K-nex
Legos
Stuffed animals
Plastic tool sets
Balls
Art Supplies
Musical instruments
Bikes/Tri Cycles
Kid Christian CD’s
CD Players
TOY SALE

Grades 1-3
Barbie Dolls (all cultures)
Action Figures
Star Wars Figures
Board Games
Educational Games
Books
K-Nex
Legos
Crayons/Coloring books

Grades 4-6
Remote Control Vehicles
Sports Equipment/balls
Frisbees
K-Nex
Legos
Sports Jerseys/T-shirts
(AL, AU, Troy, ASU, Biscuits)
Jewelry
CD Boom Box
Christian CD’s
I-pods
Cameras
Chapter Books
Board Games
Gift Cards

Teenagers
CD players/I-pods
Christian CD’s
Sports Equipment/Balls
Sports T-shirts/Jerseys
(Pro teams, AL, AU, ASU, Troy)
Squishy Pillows
Bedding for teens
Purses/Belts
Jewelry
Purses
Gift Baskets (lotion etc)
Books/ Bibles for teens
Gift Cards
Posters
Suggestions
Personal Items That Are Always Needed
Winter Caps/gloves/scarves
Socks
Underwear (new only)
Blankets and bedding
Shampoo
Soap/Bubble Bath/Body Wash
Toothbrushes/toothpaste
Deodorant
Hairspray

Miscellaneous Items
Batteries of all sizes
Wrapping Paper/Gift bags
Ribbon/Tape/Tags
Ornaments
Baked goods/Parent Gift bags
Small teas/coffees/Parent Gifts
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NOTES:
1. PLEASE make sure to get as much NEW as possible. IF you have used toys with all the parts, we will sell them on a hodge-podge table away from the new items.
2. Please take into consideration that we will have families of ALL cultures participating. Dolls and action figures need to be multi- cultural.

Thank you so much for helping with this project! God is going to bless the families this year because of your generosity. Pray that each toy you buy will be an opportunity to share God’s love with others.

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Ways You Can Partner with Forest Park Ministry Center

* Have a food drive in your church
(get list from Donna)There is a dire shortage!
* Hold a Baby Shower for new moms who come to

the center; we need supplies for 12 layettes by October!
* Be a prayer partner and pray for our guests needs
* Need larger sized mens and womens clothing

must be in very good condition
*Hold a Paper supplies shower for the center

*Need a data entry volunteer once a week
*Need a small desk for the receptionist in the waiting area