This group gathers in their own special craft room in our building on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for knitting and crocheting. These crafters provide blankets, mittens, socks, hats, and other items for local charitable organizations. Our “mitten tree” at Christmas is covered in beautifully knitted hats and mittens for our area children. Patterns, yarn, needles, and everything you need are supplied.
The Richmond Church of the Brethren participates in staffing the Community Food Pantry on the 3rd Tuesday and 5th Wednesday of the month. On the first Sunday of the month, our attendees are encouraged to bring bags of food or money to worship for the food pantry. It is an act of love to provide food for those who do not have enough to eat and to physically place it in their hands. Christ is known as needs are met, and we compassionately recognize the full humanity in all people.
When a month has a 5th Thursday, our congregation provides a simple lunch for over 100 people in the St Paul Episcopal church. This meal has been offered for over a decade by a consortium of congregations and individuals. Assistance in prepping or serving the meal is always appreciated.
Richmond Church of the Brethren is a founding and ongoing member of this resource organization. Originally designed to be a localized clearing house, it not only lets people know what resources are available, but is also able to provide assistance on a limited basis.
In the spring of 2014 the decision was made to wind down the work of the Hardware Co-op. We give thanks for the many people who volunteered and donated to support the Hardware Co-op over the years. Many lives were touched. Many computers were transformed and repurposed. Many hazardous materials were saved from the landfill. This ministry may have come to an end, but it certainly did not fail.