By Roger Winship
The St. Sabina food drive was a major success thanks to all the generous Kenilworth Union Church donors and the multitude of helping hands! We exceeded our last year effort by double; filling two large SUV trucks completely to the brim!
We were able to spend time with the food pantry staff , headed up by Craan Fitzgerald who attended St. Sabina Sunday School as a child and later obtained his graduate degree in social work. They shared heartening stories of the severe periods of cold and how important a role they play in supporting the Chicago south side communities. Our food donation was a Godsend in helping to replenish the pantry shelves.
Come to me all you who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest for your weary souls…Take up my yoke it is easy and my burden is light. —Matt 11:28–30
We then had a great meeting with Father Pfleger who shared his Friday night walk experiences ministering to those in need. This not only includes the hungry in search of a warm meal, but also many gang members seeking refuge by renewing their faith; even on the coldest nights! Father Pfleger extends his deepest gratitude and blessings to our entire congregation.
You are the light of the world…let your shine so we may see your good works and give glory to God in the highest. —Mat 5:14–16