Dear Northern California Nevada Conference Family,
We the Conference Staff, along with the Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, would like to thank you all, for your generosity to the Women and Children escaping Domestic Violence. What a blessing you all are to them. On June 18 I delivered all of the items that were collected at Annual Gathering.
Collectively we gave to the Family Justice Center of Sonoma:
21 cases/packages of diapers
13 containers of formula
4 packs of baby wipes
14 Target gift cards totaling $235.00
1 crocheted baby blanket (more are needed)
These needed items were received by staff with great joy and gratitude. One staff member shouted, “It’s Christmas in the Summer, our clients will be so blessed by these wonderful gifts.”
NCNC UCC, we made a difference!
Church, let me encourage you all to locate your Family Justice Centers or Domestic Violence Centers in the Communities in which you live/serve. Locate them for two reasons. 1. To become familiar where the centers are located as well as having a contact person at the facility. 2. Please reach out and ask how your Congregation can support them in their efforts to provide services to survivors seeking refuge and a way out of Domestic Violence.
Here is one of many ways you all might be able to help. Today, I was told, that many of the children who are interviewed enjoy holding a blanket, it provides comfort to them. So maybe in your Congregation you have a craft ministry that would crochet/knit a blanket for a child seeking peace and reassurance.
Again, we thank you and God bless you all.