What Can the Faith Community Do About Affordable Housing?
A wonderful movement is underway within the faith-based community here in Clark County. Faith Partners for Housing (FP4H) is an organization of churches and faith-based organizations that came together in 2016 to work on long term solutions to homelessness, and St. Anne’s is one of FP4H’s newest member congregations. The FP4H mission is to create safe, affordable and decent housing for working families, seniors and people with disabilities. A home for everyone, a tent for no one. Want to learn more?
Find out how to get involved:
1. Speak to Mary Tipton, who leads our ministry to the unhoused at St. Anne’s.
2. Get on the FP4H mailing list to receive updates.
3. Questions? Contact Denny Scott at or ph #360-624-1290.
Washougal Winter Shelter
On Thursday, 14 November from 6-7:30 pm, the Washougal Winter Shelter will hold an organizational meeting and training session for volunteers, at the Washougal Community Center. St. Anne's provided essential support to the shelter last year, and the outreach team encourages all interested to attend the organizational session. The shelter has evening and morning volunteer opportunities, as well as late night teams, so everyone can find a time that fits with their schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Fran Whitmeyer or Lynette Kamakura.
Back Pack Friday
We will fill backpacks on November 14th @ 12:30
This program is designed for children who won’t have enough to eat over the weekend. Parents of these children are grateful and appreciative of any help they can get to bridge the needs for their kids. Your donation of food or money is greatly appreciated. Presently the need is for 17 filled backpacks a week. This is up from 14. Suggested list of foods non-perishable; not limited to:
Individual peanut butter
Crackers such as gold fish, pita chips, pretzels
Any just add water or heat in microwave; ie ramen noodles, spaghetti,
mac & cheese, beverages such as hot cocoa
Vienna sausage or cans of ravioli & spaghetti o’s
If you like any meal extender that mom could add; ie; rice-a-roni cans (not jars) of spaghetti sauce, simple things.
We will purchase with donations; fresh fruit, cheese sticks, gogurt has been request by the school. All fresh foods will be purchased last minute.
Refuel Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 28th — 4:00 pm at the Washougal Community Center.
Sign-up sheets in the kitchen.
Families in Need
The Family Resource Center, located at Hathaway Elementary School in Portable B, is getting ready to equip 60 children entering kindergarten this fall. They are in particular need of clothing in sizes 4T, 5tT and 6. Sweatpants are especially welcome. The resource center provides clothing and small household items to families that need them. It is a remarkable service, and well worth a visit. They have a washer/drier and can clean donations. Anything too used will be sent out to be turned into rags. Personal items, and items such as crockpots/dishes, etc. that can help domestic violence survivors re-establish a household are also welcome. During the school year they are open Mondays 10-4. They will also be open Monday mornings in July beginning the 8th.
Nancy Boon, 360-954-3809
Committee on Holy Land Justice
Bishop Greg has requested congregations to link his Committee on Holy Land Justice on their web pages. To do this please
link to “holylandjustice.org”. Many thanks for your mission and ministry.
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