A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Troop Care Ministry continues to serve our active duty and veterans throughout the pandemic for our church.  Your support has ensured local active duty families in need received grocery gift cards through our spring card drive, and troops from our congregation continue getting quarterly care packages with notes of our support, encouragement, and continued prayers. While our book donation program to the VA hospital has been put on hold, we will sign and deliver over 1,000 Christmas cards this season from DHPC.

Please remember our troops in your thoughts and prayers as we near the holidays. October 13 is the Navy’s birthday followed by the Marine Corp’s on November 10.  Veteran’s Day is November 8, and this year our celebration dinner will have to be virtual.  If you’ve never attended, take a moment to watch the presentation that will be posted to the church website in November.  This Thanksgiving, as you remember all you are thankful for during these challenging times, know that your Troop Care Ministry team is thankful for your continuing support in our effort to lift up our troops through faith and caring.

GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS

The Troop Care Ministry has been busy most of the year getting ready for Christmas.  Each year we send out over 2,000 Christmas cards to our troops, each one signed by a church member.  We are well on track for this year.

We also send out Christmas packages to the active duty members of our Church.  The Troop Care Ministry sends out care packages quarterly.  For the fourth quarter we also include items to celebrate Christmas.  Normally we have a fund drive in the fall to help us with the costs involved but, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to do so this year.

We also need items for our packages.  If anyone would care to donate by bringing items to drop off at the church, they would be most gratefully accepted.  Items needed include:

  • Toiletry Items
  • Snacks
  • Socks
  • AA & AAA Batteries

As space is a factor, the items need to be on the small side.  Thanks for anything you care to donate.

HONORING OUR VETERANS