We are still reaching out. See MISSIONS page for opportunities for service.
The COVID crisis has had major impacts on our local VA hospitals in Nashville and Murfreesboro. The Veterans that are hospitalized and/or living at the VA hospital in Murfreesboro have been quarantined since March 2020 and their staff has been stretched thin. All patients must remain in their rooms at all times, which means that they have been restricted from going outside, using the common areas and all visitation has ceased. A tangible drawback to the crisis has been the drastic decrease in the number of donations. In an effort to assist them, we at Walker are partnering with the Service to the Armed Forces Division of the American Red Cross to help collect items that have been requested. Most needed are:
Shampoo Body wash Spray deodorant Lotion (full and travel size)
Laundry detergent Undershirts – all sizes Underwear – all sizes
Cards and notes of encouragement.
There will be a collection table set up in the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings. You may also bring items to the church during the week. If you prefer to make a monetary donation to purchase supplies, please label it “VA Hospital.” Donations will be accepted through August 30. If you have any questions please call or text Sandy at 615-305-4635, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your service to our Veterans.
Several of our church members have special need for assistance with medical bills and living expenses. If you wish to help with these, there is a category on the Giving Site labeled We Care We Share. You may also designate your gift through a direct donation to the church. Thank you for assisting with these needs.
As many of our neighbors have lost jobs or had their hours reduced, the need for food and other supplies is great. Graceworks needs our help. Most needed items include:
• Non-perishable foods such as: tuna, hearty meals (beef stew, chili, and ravioli), cereal, canned meat, mac and cheese.
• Baby Products: Diapers (sizes 3,4,5, and 6), baby formula
• Household & Hygiene Products: Toilet Paper, Laundry detergent, Shampoo, Deodorant
You may bring to church or deliver them directly to Graceworks.
• Financial Assistance: You may give through the church or donate directly to Graceworks.
The August Prayer Guide can be found at the link below. Please download it and pray each day for our missionaries.
Our church, led by the Pathfinders class, continues to support the residents and staff of My Friend's House through ongoing classes, meals, and special fundraisers. The quarantine has created a special need for additional food and snacks. If you wish to have a special part in this ministry please contact Jennifer Leonard or Vonda Hazelwood.
Youth are collecting items for their Backpack Ministry. Items needed include:
Bottled water Toothbrush/Paste
Soap (Bar, travel size bottles) Hand sanitizer/Wipes
Easy to open non-perishable food (Vienna sausage/tuna/chicken)
Underwear/Socks/T-Shirts (all sizes)
Granola Bars/Nuts/PB Crackers