On Thursday, December 4, at 10:30 a.m., in the St. Paul's, Mt. Lebanon, Parish Hall/Undercroft, ECW members from throughout the diocese to pack Christmas boxes that will be delivered to mariners prior to Christmas. The morning will conclude with a delicious lunch.

The Seamen's Church Institute is North America's largest and most comprehensive mariner's 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. 

Needed are donations of good hand lotion, chewing gum, wrapped candy, puzzle books, microwave popcorn, lip balm, personal size facial tissue, playing cards, new or used DVDs of recent, first-run movies, and paperback books. Items can be left in the St. Paul's office marked Seamen's Institute. Deadline for donations is Tuesday, December 2.

Please help this wonderful ministry and fellowship opportunity. Please RSVP to Mary Sweeney at 412-561-5933 by Monday, December 1. Volunteers are also needed to deliver the boxes to installations along the rivers. Call Betty Duckstein at 412-489-5227 to help with delivery.

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