‘Souper Bowl’ Sunday begins a Year of Caring

Condit Presbyterian Youth food drive set

By Lenny C. Lepola - newsguy@ee.net

To help tackle hunger, Condit Youth Fellowship will celebrate “Souper Bowl” Sunday by collecting canned and boxed goods as well as money at the Condit Presbyterian Church 10 a.m. worship this coming Sunday, Feb. 7.

Condit Presbyterian’s communications elder Polly Horn said the collected goods would be donated to the Big Walnut Friends Who Share food pantry for distribution in the community. Last year the youth group collected a shopping cart of food and $285.

“Also during 2015, members of Condit Youth Fellowship endured a 30-hour famine, raising $720 for World Vision International,” Horn said. “World Vision provides food for a child for $30 a month. Condit’s Youth Fellowship provided 20 months of food for a child, while learning what hunger feels like.”

Condit Youth Fellowship is open to boys and girls ages 11 through high school and meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month for food, a program and fellowship.

“In addition to frequently collecting food, hats and mittens for Big Walnut Friends Who Share, Kathy Kees organized the ‘Brett Stelzer Book Bag Project’ for Friends Who Share,” Horn said. “In August, 70 volunteers from area churches met at Condit to stuff 122 book bags for Big Walnut schoolchildren. This was the 16th year Kees has led this mission.”

Horn said Condit sponsored a day of “Buzz in the Barn” at the Hartford Independent Fair in August, when 450 to 500 young children experienced life on a farm by making crafts, gathering eggs, milking a cow, driving a tractor, picking apples, racing stick horses, planting plastic vegetables in a sand garden and playing corn hole under the leadership of Jayne Strouse and her volunteers.

Last Sunday, Jan. 30, Delaware County Habitat for Humanity dedicated the Apostle Build House IV on David Street in Delaware.

“Condit Presbyterian Church raised $2,385 under the leadership of Donna Rhodeback for this mission, joining 11 other apostles to fund the home for a local family,” Horn said. “In addition, members of the Condit Presbyterian congregation volunteered on the Apostle Build House IV work crews.”

Condit’s Presbyterian Women will resume work on toys for a children’s hospital before their next meeting on March 16, Horn said. The women meet at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month to sew, enjoy lunch and fellowship, and study Scripture.

Condit’s adult class holds coffee hours after worship on the second Sunday of the month to feature Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa products and chocolate bars to raise money for a hospital project in the Congo that treats women who are victims of sexual violence and to support Condit’s Helping Hands Fund for local needs.

“Driving to our church in the country at the corner of Hartford Road and Route 605 is a caring thing to do,” Horn said. “If you’re looking for a church home, join us.”

Condit Presbyterian Church is at 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury, and online at conditchurch.org. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m.

Condit Presbyterian Youth food drive set

By Lenny C. Lepola


Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.