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November 2016

Thanks for Thanksgiving!

  Feast of Justice had an exciting Thanksgiving! Last Tuesday, we gave out food (turkeys and trimmings) for over 550 households with a total of over 18000lb of food! But, perhaps just as amazing was the volunteer turnout. Under the direction of Alexa, Janette, and Doreen, Feast of Justice hosted 150 volunteers over a 4 day period—to collect, sort, pack, and distribute food. We

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Benefits Assistance Grows

Since providing food can only address one of many needs, Feast of Justice is expanding its work by providing benefits enrollment on site. Through a partnership with Jewish Family and Children Services, we have a social worker available to help our guests apply for benefits such as SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, CHIP, and more. Volunteers, led by Marian, have been trained to assist our

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A Great Time was had by All

The Murder Mystery Dinner, on Sunday, Nov. 6th, was a great success. The characters were able to make the audience laugh and wonder “who dunnit?” It was a family fun event. Nearly 150 people gathered for fellowship and to raise money for Feast of Justice. In total, we raised $2800 and collected 100lb of items for the food cupboard. Lots of preparation went into

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Feast Meals—Growing Community

Feast of Justice serves 3 community meals monthly, two Feast Night dinners and one Feast Day lunch. Food is provided by partner organizations and prepared on site—staffed primarily through an ongoing partnership with Rhawnhurst Turning Point youth center and our kitchen leader, Carole. In addition to food, we have activities such as painting pumpkins or making cards for veterans, and our host church, St.

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From the Director

Blessings and thanks to you.  In December, I am always amazed, astounded, and filled.  Amazed that the Thanksgiving food basket distribution was a success.  We never know in advance how many people are in need, how much will be donated, and how many will show up to help.  But, again, this year, I am astounded–because volunteers and donors came through.  From the Philadelphia Basket

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New Members

If you are looking at becoming a member of any of our congregations, welcome! We hold new member classes on an as needed basis. Please let any pastor (know that you are interested and we’ll make sure to let you know when the next meeting will be! After a meeting is established you must register at least one week beforehand, so that we know

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No Smoking Zone

St. John’s is a smoke-free building, which means that there is to be no smoking within the building. However, effective immediately, St. John’s will also be enforcing a smoking perimeter around all entrances. This means that smoking is no longer allowed within 25 feet of any doorways. This decision was made to protect both our building and our occupants. Smoking around doorways not only

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Holiday Stress?

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? In need of someone to talk to? Ayisha Lee is a graduate student at Philadelphia University’s Community and Trauma Counseling program. She has joined Feast of Justice to offer free confidential mental health counseling. She is at Feast of Justice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can also leave a message on the office answering machine (215/268- 3510) or send an

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Children’s Programming

We realize it is hard for families to juggle so much—especially bringing children with you while you wait to shop. Our children’s programming one Saturday a month will occupy your child as volunteers Kathy and Rochelle make the time pass quickly! Plan to be with us 2:15-3:15 pm on November 12 and December 10 for stories, crafts, and fun!

Feast Day & Nights!

FEAST DAY—Tuesday, November 15 (LIHEAP Assistance Available) Food, fellowship and resources! Doors open at 10am with coffee available. Lunch is served at 12:30pm followed by prayer and praise service by St. John’s Church. FEAST NIGHTS—Thursday, November 10 (LIHEAP Assistance Available) and Thursday, December 8 Enjoy a hot meal and some community fellowship! Stay after the meal for a lively prayer and praise service offered

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