West Shores Baptist Church's Projects
Annual Christmas event
For several years, WMU has collected shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. These shoe boxes are sent to Samaritan's Purse which in turn ships them overseas to many needy children. Some items included in each shoe box are school supplies, small toys, and items for personal hygiene.
The ladies have started a crocheting/sewing group on Wednesdays to make items to include in the shoeboxes. They are making stuffed animals, headbands and caps, crazy shorts, pencil bags, and other useful small items.
People interested in helping meet in November to pack each shoe box. They are then taken to a delivery point for shipping. Financial donations are also needed for the project as it costs $7 to ship each shoebox to its final destination.
Dedication of the Shoe Boxes
Both our 2014 and 2015 shoeboxes were shipped to the Philippines.
The past couple of years WSBC has been participating in the annual Christmas parade in Salton Sea Beach and hosting a Christmas sing-along. Some pictures are here showing our 2015 activities. Pictures are compliments of Al Marshall.
Throughout the year the church sends special offerings to help missions. We participate in sending offerings for:
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in December (helps mission work overseas--international missions)
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering starting a few weeks before Easter (helps mission work within North America)
CMO in September (California Mission Offering...helping mission work here in our own State)
Mission: Dignity Sunday the last week of June (to assist retired pastors and missionaries and their spouses/widows)
World Hunger Sunday the second Sunday of October (sponsored by the North American Mission Board for feeding the hungry in North America)
Although each of these has a designated time period when we collect, any offerings given during the year and designated towards a specific mission project are sent entirely towards that purpose. It is through these special offerings that the Southern Baptist mission programs operate, funding and supplying the needs of our missionaries wherever they might be.
There is also a container in the lobby marked "Pennies for Mission Projects" where you can drop off loose change. The container will be embptied each time we are collecting for a major mission project and the money added to what has been collected through the tithing and offerings box.
EDDIE ROGERS & RONALD McDONALD
It was a very special day for Eddie Rogers as he delivered 24 five gallon pails of pull tabs to Ron McDonald House in Loma Linda, California. Eddie's brother Pastor Woody, his brother George, and Al Marshall from Canada attended with Eddie.
The Area Director was present and the first thing he said to Eddie was, "You sure drink a lot!" Eddie was very quick to point out that he has friends from Alaska, Canada, and points in between that help him collect these tabs. The Director was very appreciative. The Board Chairman was also present (in the dark suit) who also thanked Eddie for helping support Ronald McDonald House.
The Local Manager, John Hawksley, helped unload the 24 pails of tabs and weighed them for a total of 358 lbs. They also estimated the tabs by weight and came up with 558,654 tabs! That IS a lot of drinking! All for a very good cause. Ronald McDonald House will accommodate 21 families whose family members are in the hospital and will subsidize others at local hotels.
Eddie wants to thank each and everyone of you that collected tabs for him so that he could make this donation to Ronald McDonald House. Eddie was grinning ear to ear! The last time he collected tabs, a total of 17 pails were brought to Loma Linda (March, 2011).
If you would like to help Eddie, bring your tabs to the church. There is a large container in the Fellowship Hall where you can leave them if Eddie isn't around. He also has a "Pennies from the Heart" container in the church lobby which will also go to the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.
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11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Tuesday-Women's Crochet Group
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wednesday Music Rehearsal
Thursday-Men's Study Group
9:00 AM-11:00 AM