Here is a link on the UCC site for the Holy Joe’s Cafe coffee project, a coffee house ministry to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This originated from the First Congregational Church in Wallingford CT http://www.firstchurchwlfd.org/Holy%20Joes%20Cafe.html, and its simple goal is to collect and ship high-quality, fair-trade coffee to assist the military chaplains in these programs. Here are comments from chaplains about the coffee project: http://www.ucc.org/justice/coffee-project/stories-about-holy-joes-from.html
We are sending them $500, in honor of General David Hicks, our speaker at the Veterans’ Observance at Zion on Dec. 14th. Stay tuned for more info on this fantastic program, and ways that you can get involved.