The eighth annual Shoebox Project, sponsored by United Way of Greater Atlanta, has launched and runs through May 1. Each year, the agency collects shoeboxes filled with toiletries, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant and lip balm, to be distributed to women and children in homeless shelters throughout the 13-county region United Way serves. The campaign started March 1, and shoeboxes will be delivered by FedEx to more than 80 agencies on Mother’s Day. Last year, individuals and corporations donated 20,000 shoeboxes. More info: shoebox.unitedwayatlanta.org.
A Lawrenceville pastor wants his congregation to know the good news about the Gospel of Mark. Dean Sweetman, senior pastor of the C3 Church, has challenged his members and anyone else interested to read the New Testament book in its entirety over the next year and post Instagram photos of their notes.