Although I set out on my journey intending to take the Pike, I headed down Center Street on autopilot, and found, as I'm sure many of you did, that driving as not easy. But then I realized that each of the people flooding the pavements and overflowing onto the street had made the decision to join, or form, a walking team, to bug their friends about sponsoring them, and to get up early on a Sunday morning and walk for miles, to make the statement that having enough to eat is a basic human right.
The Project Bread website tells us that 43,000 people participated on Sunday, including 1,000 religious organizations, 1,200 school teams and 1,200 corporate teams. A rough total of $3.6 million was raised, and this money will be granted to over 450 organizations throughout the state that provide food related programs. We are all proud that Grace Church was represented at this enormously important event. Our team walked 7 miles, and we have parish pledges of around $350. Please be sure to hand in your pledge and check off your name on the new, neatly typed pledge sheet in the office.
But it doesn't stop there! This Sunday, Mother's Day, come buy baked goodies made by the teens to raise funds for a micro loan during Coffee Hour after church. They will be choosing and announcing a loan recipient this Sunday. If you're planning a Mother's Day gathering, leave the baking to us!