Sunday, November 5th – Fundraising luncheon for Emmanuel Church in Israel. Members of the Sunday School class will be involved in helping organize a pancake lunch for one and all. The money donated will be given as Christmas gifts to needy families in Ramleh, Israel.
Approximately 10 years ago Emmanuel Church with the help of the Bishop of Jerusalem, began giving needy families cash gifts prior to Christmas. Several years ago, with the downturn in the economy, the bishop had to reduce the amount of his assistance, but Emmanuel Church has continued to provide 12 – 14 families 700 shekels (approx. $250.00 CDN) before Christmas (not all of the families are Anglican). The Rev. Samuel Fanous has indicated they need help with providing funds for 5 families.
Donations can be made in cash. Or if you would like a tax receipt, write a cheque to St. Laurence, and note Ramleh, on the memo line.
Please plan to come and start your Christmas giving early!