Redding Pilgrim
Congregational Church, UCC

Connecting Report October 2016

After a year of preparation, the French Country Market will finally be in town, this Saturday from 10am-3pm. This Market is our largest fundraiser of the year, bringing in nearly $7000 for local non-profit organizations that support our community. Rachel Hatch has been working hard, organizing lots of media appearances for the event, along with countless others who make this even possible. Don’t miss it!

Earlier this month we began our Fall series of “Connecting with our Community”. This is a series of short presentations, given by leaders of non-profit organizations in our community. They will tell us about their organizations, how they make a difference and what we can do to help. So far we have heard from The Shasta Child Abuse Council, Catalyst Mentoring Program and we have to re-schedule Stand Against Stigma due to low attendance. Coming up: Stand Against Stigma – Healing the Wounds of Time, “How Atrocities of the Past Relate to Mental Health Struggles of Today” and the Shasta Humanity Project.

After meeting Rachelle, the executive director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council, we decided to help with their greatest current need which is collecting diapers for babies who need them. All you need to do to help is bring in any opened or un-opened diaper packages and drop them off with Elizabeth. On October 3rd, we will take them to the organizations office to donate.

Lastly, we are working on getting details for an Adopt-A-Family project, with the intention of the congregation adopting one family (this year) in our community, that we can donate gifts to.

Thank you all for your continued support and attendance to the Fall presentations!

Jessica French & Tyler Shuster
Connecting Co-coordinators