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Women's ministry seeks help, donations
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Volunteers Amber Moffitt and Janice Martin are shown bagging cookies at one of the Cookie Bake Days.

The women’s ministry Proverbs 31 Woman in a Psalms 31 World is looking for help and donations for their Cookie Ministry and their Cookie Baking Day on Saturday.

The Cookie Ministry is where the women’s group bakes and packs cookies for the Jail Ministry. Co-founder of the Proverbs 31 ministry Bridget King says the community and members of their group came together and decided to start up the Cookie Ministry.

The Proverbs 31 group was started five and a half years ago and King says it has been a great journey working with the community. They first started baking the cookies at Covenant Academy around three years ago, but then she asked Tammy Golden if they could use her kitchen for the baking days in town and she was more than happy to help.

“Some of us just get together and we have all kinds of people bring cookie dough and they bake cookies and bring them to us,” said King.

The group was unable to bring cookies to the jail during the height of the pandemic so they found other ways to help,

“When we couldn’t do the cookies we started doing toiletry drives which help men and women coming out of jail, going into recovery programs, and some homeless and other situations where people are in need of those items,” said King.

This Saturday is their first Cookie Bake Day since COVID-19 shut them down, and it is just in time for the holidays. On Saturday Dec. 11, they are looking for a few volunteers to help assemble the cookies and they are looking for people to donate cookie dough or baked cookies. King says she is able to sign off on those looking for community service hours. 

They will be baking and assembling the cookies at Helping Hands Ministry located at 216 E Main Street at 10 a.m. They ask volunteers to enter at Heavenly Closet thrift store. King says it will be an all-day event and the volunteers will be baking, packing, and putting stickers on the bags. Homemade cookies or cookie dough and Ziploc bag donations are encouraged.

“We pretty much just make the cookies and bag like three cookies per bag and we have stickers we put on each bag that have Bible verses on them,” said King.

To drop of donations, see Tammy Golden at Helping Hands/ Heavenly Closet.

“We need fresh cookie dough or baked cookies. Please no store-bought cookies. We want to make them with love to send to them. We put Scriptures on the baggies and pray over them before we send them,” said King.

For more information contact Bridget King at (931) 414-8806.