The Spire Newsletter
Opportunities within the congregation
Fair trade coffee/chocolate orders are being taken until March 22. Sign up in the Lecture Room or call/email the church office with your order.
SAVE THE DATE: Harvest Fest and Turkey Dinner will be October 17, 2020 this year.
Mark your calendars!
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING (March 22) – Invest in Futures!
“You are God’s field; God’s building.”
Through the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering, we are planting the seeds of new life. Together, we are investing in communities worldwide: providing education to girls and boys, empowering communities through vocational training, supporting microcredit lending and seeing people through to self-sufficiency, empowering families with skills to support themselves and their neighbors, and participating in sustainable solutions that offer dignity to all. These are just a few ways the OGHS offering touches God’s children, in addition to disaster relief and refugee initiatives.
Through your generosity, the world is a better place. But more is needed. You have an opportunity to plant seeds into the lives of others. Be a co-worker with God. Building, planting, watering …and trusting that God gives growth to all good gifts shared in faith. Thank you for your generosity!
Opportunities within the community
Now is the time to register for Silver Lake!
Summer camp for grades 4-12; register online at www.silverlakect.org
Brochures are now available on the table by the Lecture Room.
At Silver Lake, March 20-22 for youth in Grades 6-8. Join us and learn how to make maple syrup from tree to table! Tap trees, collect sap, boil it down and savor the sweetness. Register online at www.silverlakect.org
ASSISTED LIVING OPTIONS FOR LOW-INCOME ELDERS
Assisted living facilities are an excellent option for elderly adults who are no longer able to live alone in their home, but don’t require the around-the-clock care provided in a nursing home. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly challenging for elders and their families to find affordable assisted living. The high cost associated with many assisted living communities can cause a huge financial strain for many people, but especially for those individuals with lower incomes. Fortunately, various forms of financial assistance to help cover the cost of assisted living are available for those who qualify. But for many individuals, the process of determining which forms of assistance they’re eligible for and exactly what it covers can be a long and confusing process.
While the costs of assisted living and the financial assistance available for low-income elders vary from state to state, there are resources available for seniors across the country. Learn more at: https://assistedlivingtoday.com/blog/assisted-living-options-low-income-elders
HELP FOR SENIORS THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. So we created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options that are available in their area. Yu can read more about our work here:
Carol Wells (800) 204-7132 Community Outreach and Senior Advocate