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The Legacy of Women's Seafarers Friend Society

                                      "Packing Day" 

November 14th, 2015 9:00 am at Community Covenant Church, 133 Lake St., Peabody, MA

 Lunch provided. 


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The Women's Seafarers Friend Society operated as a recognized non-profit charitable organization for 120 years.

 With one purpose only - to assist men and women who make their living on ocean going vessels. They have had a glorious ministry spanning several decades giving charitably of time and resource to seafarers most notably in the giving of the Christmas gift "Ditty Bag. Each year they gather for Ditty Bag Packing Day, during which time WSFS and its friends pack over 1,800 bags with warm hats, t-shirts, toiletries and other items. 

These bags are given as Christmas gifts to be distributed to the seafarers from New York to Portland who are away from home and family during the cold and dangerous months of winter. For those who come from Christian homes, the ditty bags serve as a reminder that God's love and Christian Fellowship touch them all over the world.

For those from cultures where Christianity remains a mystery, the ditty bag often provides the visiting ship Chaplain an opportunity to tell the gospel story. 

 

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