Paint the Town Red
There is a new project beginning this November 19 when beautiful red ribbons will begin to appear tied to the lamp posts around Court House Square in Stroudsburg. Then, as the sales increase the bows will appear on Main Street.
Two hundred bows are for sale. The receipts will benefit CEC’s food pantry and others so that if we sell them all, we will raise between $1000 and $1400 for the Food Pantry and the others will receive a similar amount.
This project has many partners to help it along, including the members of our parish. In terms of the physical work involved to make this happen, to help raise money for the Food Pantry at Christ Episcopal Church, we require your participation in taking down the corn stalks before the bows can be put up.
Wilson Colon will be inscribing the bows for those who want to add a memorial to a loved one. Those bows will cost $35. For those who want to add to the festive look while also supporting the Food Pantry, the cost is $25.
The ribbons themselves come from The Potting Shed.
Please purchase a ribbon or two and remember that with this minimal purchase you’ll be adding to the beautiful lights and cheer of our community during the holiday while also helping to do what Christ has called us to do.
With the example of the 5 fish and 2 loaves of bread, as Fr. Bruce says about this project. “Through the power of community belief in hope and love in God, we can bring a gift to multiple ministries and the families they serve.”
With good cheer and a generous heart, Christ Episcopal Church is once again reaching outside its doors and into the community to spread Christ’s message. Please add your voice to this ministry.
By: Deborah Emin