Jan. 7, 2005
By United Methodist News Service*
Society of St. Andrew, a nonprofit hunger-relief ministry, is inviting
individuals and congregations to participate in a program of spiritual
reflection about Jesus’ commandment to care for the poor and needy
participant will receive a devotional booklet of reflections and
prayers, and will be asked to share in the organization’s hunger
ministries by making a personal Lenten sacrifice that will be used to
feed hungry Americans.
theme for this year’s Lent devotions is "Jesus, remember me…" The
reflections ask the reader to think about those whom Jesus touched with
healing and wholeness. Participants also will be challenged to respond
to Christ’s commands to care for the poor and needy.
optional Good Friday Fast is available to supplement the Lent Devotions
Program or as a stand-alone program of spiritual renewal and giving.
Society of St. Andrew has free sample starter kits available for review
before placing a congregational order. The kits can be ordered online
at www.endhunger.org/lent.htm; by e-mail at email@example.com;
or by phone at (800) 333-4597. Orders for the program should be placed
by Jan. 24 to ensure delivery before Ash Wednesday, Feb. 9. All
materials are free.
Society of St. Andrew is a Christian nonprofit ministry feeding the
hungry through its Potato Project, Gleaning Network, Harvest of Hope,
and Hunger Relief Advocate Initiative programs. The organization
receives support as an Advance Special (#801600) of the United Methodist
Church. For more information about the organization, go to www.endhunger.org.
*Carol A. Breitinger, communications director for the Society of St. Andrew provided information for this report.
News media contact: Kathy L. Gilbert, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.