DIOPA Connections: Ongoing Events: Requests for Items


St. John’s Church, Norristown is looking for a Processional
. If there are any Church’s that may have an extra that is not
needed, please contact us and we will put it to very good use! Email to
Cheryl Werkiser, Administrator: office@stjohnsnoristown.org.


Did you know there are about 300 homeless people in Bucks County and 80 of them are struggling between Doylestown and New Hope?

Homeless people don’t have frequent access to laundry facilities. So when their socks get wet, they risk getting trench foot, or even frostbite. They need dry socks to stay healthy. Now, here is a simple way everyone can help: Be a part of The Great Sock Drive of 2017!

Last year the parish of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, New Hope, collected well over 800 pairs of socks to distribute. We welcome all donations of new socks for men and socks, stockings, leggings and panty hose for women.

Help give Christmas Stockings a new meaning: when you are out shopping for the holiday, buy some socks for the homeless in our own community. Place them into the big blue tub on the porch of St. Philip’s (10 Chapel Road). St. Philip’s parishioners will help distribute the socks to Code Blue, Bucks County Opportunity Council, and St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Frankford. For more info www.stphilipsnewhope.org.

The women of Saint Mary’s Chapel, Warwick are Knitting
Hats and Scarves for Donation
to Episcopal
Community Services. To date, they have knitted 30 hats. Anyone
wishing to donate heavy or bulky yarn can drop it off at the church on
Wednesday’s 1-4 or bring it to Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m. The
address is 161 Warwick Road, Elverson, PA 19520. 

Attention, Good Samaritans! St. Mark’s, Frankford needs your help in filling these
“Blessings Bags” for distribution to those in need. Please help us make
these empty bags overflow with kindness, as well as: bottled water, soap, razors,
toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, individually wrapped ‘wet ones‘, individual snacks,
combs, pocket packs of tissues, tampons, sanitary napkins and hand sanitizer. When a
person is faced with housing problems, with troubles and issues that are overwhelming
and with nowhere to go…nowhere to turn…they feel lost, misplaced and forgotten. By
providing this little bit of comfort, we can make someone feel better. With one little bag,
we can offer a glimmer of hope…and joy…and peace. Donations may be dropped off at St.
Mark’s, Frankford (4442 Frankford Ave., 19124), Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. –
2 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pickups can be arranged. Call Blair Jordan 267-368-0043/Luz Miranda
267-356-3992 or St. Mark’s: 215-535-0635. 

Grace Epiphany Church is seeking Library Carrels
for use in their offices. If anyone in the Diocese can donate some
that are not being used in their buildings, please call Grace Epiphany
Church at (215) 248-2950.