Easter Basket Joy
No virus is going to stop two Journey Groups from their annual Easter Basket prep tradition. Both the “Sisters” group and the “Unfinished Christian Women” group found ways to provide Easter baskets for children who weren’t going to receive one.
The Sisters group created 12 baskets for 7 girls and 5 boys at the Methodist Children’s Home Society. Twenty members of the group contributed items, either dropping them off at member Sue Smith’s house or shipping them directly to Sue from Amazon or Target.
Assisted by her daughter, Emily, they assembled and wrapped the baskets with proper protection and cleaning. Each basket included a Dove chocolate bunny donated in memory of Pauline Porter by her family. Her family explained that Pauline had a very special place in her heart for the Methodist Children’s home and had a sweet tooth herself, so the chocolate bunnies were the perfect gift to add in her memory. The baskets were delivered to the Methodist Children’s Home in Redford to be presented to the children on Easter morning.
The ladies of Unfinished Christian Women made 30 Easter baskets for the children at Redford Brightmoor Initiative (RBI). This is the second year they have made the baskets. Some of the members contributed cash for the larger items, but most of the women purchased candy and other items to place in the baskets. The members dropped their purchases on the porch of the Kettering home, where Kris and her daughter, Lissa, filled and wrapped the baskets in clear cellophane. Practicing social distancing, all the baskets and leftover items were placed in the back of Kris’s open SUV in the garage where the interim director of RBI picked them up on April 3. The baskets were distributed on April 5 and appreciated by all.
“A big THANK YOU to Unfinished Christian Women of Birmingham First UMC for putting together the most adorable and cheerful Easter Baskets.” – RBI
Thank you to both Journey Groups for spreading the love of Jesus and being the church.
“A big THANK YOU to Unfinished Christian Women of Birmingham First UMC for putting together the most adorable and cheerful Easter Baskets.”