One of our favorite Outreach projects is Project Teddy Bear. We are asking for your donation of new or like-new teddy bears for our team to give away. The bears should be soft, huggable and small enough for a young child to hold. We began receiving bear donations February 1.
The bears will be left on the Sanctuary chairs for the entire month. Please pick them up, hug them, or maybe even cuddle a group on your lap during a service. By the end of the month, the bears will have been lavishly filled with our love and good wishes. They will then be given to several community agencies that respond to crises. When a crisis involves a child, he or she will be given a bear. You can imagine what a comfort it is to a frightened or injured child to receive a new bear friend to hug.
Bring a bear to church, hug it, tag it with the “Loved By” card, sign your first name on the card and enjoy knowing your love will help restore comfort to someone who is going through a difficult experience.