Chapel to hold annual missions fair for community
The Historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea will host a missions fair before and after the 11 a.m. worship service on Jan. 12, featuring the agencies that the chapel supports with gifts of money and time.
The annual event is an opportunity for individuals to learn about local human service agencies and get personally involved in the important work of the organizations serving needs across Lee County.
The Missions and Outreach Committee began in the 1980s with funds provided to the El Hogar Orphanage in Honduras and the Lee County Mission, now the Gladiolus Learning and Development Center, in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of South Fort Myers.
The recipient organizations have been invited to bring information on their agencies to share.
The organizations supported presently are: Community Cooperative of Fort Myers; Gladiolus Learning and Development Center; F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva; ECHO Global Farm, North Fort Myers; South Fort Myers Food Pantry; Quality Life Center of SW Florida; El Hogar (children’s home in Honduras, Central America); and Community Housing Resources, Sanibel.
The Missions calendar includes a Thanksgiving food drive, Christmas gift drive for children at the Gladiolus Learning and Development Center, Pantry Sunday to collect donations of food and funds for food pantries, and Undie Sunday donations to assist with back-to-school clothing needs for F.I.S.H.
Nearly half of the Sunday offerings collected at chapel services from November through April goes to serve the needs of people both near and far with the emphasis on children, families and seniors.
For more information, call 239-472-1646 or visit www.captivachapel.com.
The Historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea is at 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva.