JOURNEY BAGS AND BLANKETS FOR BABY BOXES                                The  journey bags will be given to Tonya Thompson at the Woodburn Clothing  Bank for her to distribute as needed for children in the area.                      The first Indiana baby box was installed at the Woodburn Fire station on April 26, 2016. Since then, 18 more boxes have been installed at fire stations around the state; from the Michigan boarder to the Kentucky boarder, Ohio boarder to the Illinois boarder, and a promise to install up to 82 more boxes by the Knights of Columbus. There have been five babies place in the boxes so far. 911 is notified as soon as a baby is placed in a box. These babies are first checked out by EMTs, taken to a hospital for a complete examination and then turned over to CPS for further care and possible adoption. The boxes need blankets for the babies. Our mission is to provide the blankets. There are several ways you can help:

  • If you sew and want a project,

    • you can purchase a yard of flannel and surge or zigzag around the edges of the flannel

    • purchase two yards of flannel, place them right sides together sew around the edges leaving 2” opening to turn the blanket and after turning, top stitch around the blanket

  • A very nice lightweight fleece baby blanket can be purchased from the Dollar Tree for $1.00.

  • Donate money, we can purchase a box of the blankets from Dollar Tree for $36.00.


     Our missions for March will be Riley Children’s Hospital. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Expert, family-centered pediatric care is available at Riley for every child who needs it. Riley Hospital opened in 1924 as the state’s first hospital exclusively for children. Several of our church’s youngest have been helped here.                                        The second mission, the Heifer International project is for March and April. Heifer International uses your donations to provide livestock and training to help eliminate poverty and hunger throughout the world. Information on this project is located in the Narthex.