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Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, January 19, 2024

Cold Temperatures

Now that Very Cold Weather has arrived, a dramatic emergency need for Sleeping bags and tents for homeless in Lorain County helped by Dan Erwine has been expressed. Finding sleeping bags in stores is also a challenge. In addition, the donations of Canned SpaghettiOs with pull-tops and other pull-top meat dishes have drastically decreased for people under Lakewood’s Bridges. If you can help, please contact Mary at 440-871-7067,, drop your donation off on the Hunger Shelves or at the Levtzow House, 2454 Dover Center Road, with driveway off Bassett Road – Southwest corner of Dover Center & Bassett Roads.

COG: Community of Goodness

COG – Community Of Goodness – donations are truly making a difference. SPL Hunger Warriors can also always use extra donations of peanut butter and grape jelly.

Valentine Surprise Bake Sale

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, SPL Hunger Warriors is hosting a Special Valentine Surprise Bake Sale in the Cafeteria during Breakfast Treats time following the 8:15 am Worship Service. Mark your calendars now, so you can bake and/or buy to help us celebrate LOVE and THANKSGIVING for God, Families, and Friends.

Our Last Thrivent Event of 2023

Our last SPL Hunger Warriors Thrivent Action Team Event for 2023 – Peanut Butter & Jam Drive – to benefit Redeemer Hunger & Crisis Center on West 30th Street in Cleveland gathered 120 jars of jam and 100 jars of Peanut Butter.

Easter Breakfast

Please join us for Easter Breakfast following the 9 am Easter Services on March 31 in the Cafeteria. Invite friends and family to join you for this special time of praising and thanking God for Jesus’ suffering, death, and Resurrection. All are welcome! You will enjoy an Easter Breakfast of fruit, muffins, boiled eggs, and Breakfast Before egg/sausage specialty served in the cafeteria.

RSVP for Breakfast to Mary Levtzow (440-871-7067) or Phil Cooper (440-876-3201) on how many will be coming to the Jesus Is Risen Easter Breakfast. Call Mary if you are able to help set-up on Good Friday at 2 pm in the kitchen/cafeteria or help serve on Easter Sunday morning.

SPL Hunger Warriors/Hunger Ministry/Mary’s Food Friends – Campaigns in 2024

  • Monthly, we pay .5 of the cost of the Lakewood Church of the Ascension Second Thursday Partnership Meal.
  • Trials For Hope receives $300 a month to help where needed most.
  • Our Family Home East Cleveland_$400 or $500 to make sandwiches… as needed.
  • Dan Erwine receives food, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels Sundays to help 6 families with 18 people benefiting.
  • January – Immanuel, Redeemer, Trinity
  • February – Parma, Trials For Hope, Church of the Ascension
  • March – Calvary Lutheran, New Covenant, St. John Nottingham Food Programs
  • April – St. Philips Our Daily Bread
  • May – Lorain Cooperative Ministry & Redeemer & Immanuel
  • June - Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland – 36th Annual Walk for Hunger – Zoo
  • July – Lakewood Community Service Center & North Ridgeville Community Care
  • August – Westlake Assistance Program & Faith Lutheran
  • September – Parma Hunger & Our Savior Mayfield Heights
  • October – Royal Redeemer & Zion Painesville & Christians In Action Olmsted Falls
  • November - Redeemer, Immanuel, & Trinity
  • December – Christ/Our Savior, & 300 each Center (Which Means that we need $7900 in December)

(Depending on donations, hunger centers receive between $500 and $1500) Helping 24 Hunger Programs – We are Jesus’ Heart, Hands, Feet, and Servers…Thank you for your dedicated Service of Food, Funds, & Time to these wonderful programs meeting neighborhood needs.

Thank you for celebrating Jesus’ victory over Death and the Devil. Thank you for all your donations of time, talents, and treasures! Love in Christ, Mary & Chico