Military Outreach

Package for Military Serving

(December 2017)


One of the missions of the Caring Connections Committee is reaching out to members of the military who have a connection to Gilead through our members. Caring Connections (on behalf of Gilead’s congregation) would like to collect items to send to those serving during the Christmas season.


Anything sent to our troops from home is most appreciated and always shared with others in their units. 


At the current time, our military families are serving in the States. Christmas cards and messages would be appropriate for Gilead to send during the holidays. We could also include some, Christmas candies, nuts, boxed cookies, etc.  A list of suggested items is forthcoming. I’m certain they’ll appreciate some nice greetings from Gilead, and items can be of a religious nature since they are in the States.


Those currently serving are:

  1. Connor A. Lawlor, AB – currently stationed in Mississippi and Caleb T. Lawlor –        currently stationed in California – Air Force. Grandsons of Al and Vinnie Coonradt;
  2. Bryce Hayner – Marines - Graduated in June and currently stationed in California. Grand nephew of Beryl Krogh.
  3. Richard Kubu, U.S. Army – currently stationed in Ft. Irwin, California; Justin Kubu, U.S. Army – currently stationed in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Nephews of Marion Brown.


We will have a collection basket in the back of the church for these items. Time to start writing out those early Christmas Cards! It would be great if you could make out a personal Christmas card for each of the 5 military servicemen. No address is needed. We will put everything in a package. Thank you for all your support.




If a member has a family member who is currently serving overseas and would like Gilead to recognize that service, please contact Eleanor Bode at 279-9901.


Blessings to all for your support as Gilead reaches out to our community and our congregation.


Gilead’s Caring Connections:

Eleanor Bode – Chair

Sue Alderman

Betty Britt

Marion Brown

Glenn Hayner


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