On Thursday, December 6, at 10:30 a.m., the Diocese of Pittsburgh ECW will be packing Christmas boxes for the Seaman's Church Institute at St. Paul's, Mt. Lebanon. Since 1898 volunteers of the Seamen’s Church Institute have been collecting, packing, knitting and distributing Christmas gifts to mariners who are miles from home on Christmas Day.

The Seamen's Church Institute is North America's largest and most comprehensive mariners' service agency, promoting safety, dignity, and improved working and living conditions for millions of men and women serving in the maritime workplace. Founded in 1834, the Institute is a voluntary, ecumenical agency affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

We need donations of hand lotion, chewing gum, wrapped candy, puzzle books, microwave popcorn, lip balm and paperback books. Items can be brought to the packing party or left in the church offices at: St. Paul’s, Mt. Lebanon, Trinity Cathedral, Church of the Nativity, Crafton, St. Thomas Memorial Church, Oakmont or Calvary Episcopal, East Liberty. It will be a community work day with lunch provided. Please join us for this wonderful ministry and fellowship opportunity.

Please RSVP by November 30 to Debbie Wiles at 412-344-5759 or debwiles@verizon.net.

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