From The Outreach Committee/Missions
Thank you! Through your generosity we were able to send $447 to Church World Service from our Blanket Sunday collection. A check for $2,659 was also provided to Hope for NH Recovery from our spaghetti supper and art auction event.
The spirit of giving is alive at St. Paul's.
Mission Projects at St. Paul’s
Faith in Action
St. Paul’s faith family is involved in a variety of missions, matching gifts with needs. When a worshipper makes us aware of a need, we assess our ability to match it with the gifts among us. Please let us know if there is another ministry we can join. Also, does your life have room to be matched? Here is a listing of what we are involved with:
Smyth Road Elementary School
Welcoming first day of school – parents & teachers Sharing the church parking lot for drop-off & pick-up
Painting the Gym
Trunk or Treat
Church Building Use for Emergency Evacuation
Liberty House (for Veteran’s)
Personal care items
Webster House (For Youth)
Birthday gifts and cakes
Hope for Recovery New Hampshire (For Sobriety)
Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church
Food and clothing
Simple Acts of Kindness (SAK)
Prayer shawls, mittens, and hats
Blanket Sunday through Church World Service
Imagine No Malaria through the United Methodist church
Samaritan’s Purse for Children’s Christmas gifts world wide
Cleaning Buckets for relief through UM Committee on Relief
Serving natural disasters
Villa Crest Nursing Home worship services
Drivers Needed providing ride service
Alzheimer’s Support group for caring, friendship
Thanksgiving Baskets - food to assist families
Christmas & Valentine packages to church family in rest homes
Meals on Wheels
Emergency Assistance as needed
Working With Webster House
St. Paul's Mission Team is preparing a ministry for the Webster House - a home where children between the ages of 8 and 18 come to live for a period of time, away from their families. There are times when a child deserves a 2nd chance – a chance to experience the joys of childhood and a chance to live in a structure, yet supportive and nurturing environment for children 8-18 years of age.
We plan to provide birthday cakes and a present to each child. If you'd like to bake a cake or would shop for a gift, please speak with Jan Loos.
News from the SAK Team
(Simple Acts of Kindness)
We are looking for those who knit and crochet to help make lap robes, prayer shawls and baby hats. These items go to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, the Elliot Hospital, St. Paul’s ill and shut-ins, the Veterans Home in Tilton and Liberty House (homeless veterans) in Manchester. Yarns are supplied.
Our group is still meeting the 2nd Thursday of the month and will continue throughout the rest of the year in Fellowship Hall from 10 AM to Noon. The group is growing and there is always room for more who want to join us or to just come for Fellowship!
The more the merrier!
Last but not least thanks to all of you for your continued support for the SAK group and letting us meet at the church and the space we have to keep our yarn, etc.
First UMC Food Bank Support
Thank you to everyone who's been so generously donating non perishable food items each week to support the ongoing efforts
of the First UMC Food Pantry on Valley St. in Manchester. Please be reminded that when you're sorting through clothing (children and adult) items, (indoor as well as outerwear), bag them up and bring them to church. These clothing items will be greatly appreciated to those who are in need.
Monetary donations are also gratefully appreciated.
The committee that oversees the Ruth Douglass Fund is happy to announce that they were able to donate $1,000 to St. Joseph’s Community Services, Inc. The money is to be used for seniors 62 years plus needing Meals-on-Wheels delivered free of charge.