Easter Baskets For Meals on Wheels

We will be providing Easter Baskets for Meals on Wheels again this year and could use your help. We will be making 40+ baskets. We are looking for the following items.
1. individually wrapped chocolate bunnies and Easter candies
2. Jelly beans
3. chapped lips balms
4. small note pads
5. pens or pencils (sharpened)
6. small soft toy animals
7. anything entertaining.
Please help with Easter Baskets for Meals on Wheels. We are looking for individually wrapped candies, pens, pencils, note books, small stuffed bunnies, little games. We will have a collection basket and a sample basket in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring donations to Church by Sunday, April 14th.


Meals On Wheels

MUMC delivering Meals on Wheels has started. We deliver Thursdays every week. If you would like to help, please contact Bev Charest or Chuck O'Hara.   We have some snazzy magnetic signs for cars, saying who we are.

Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers   Delivery routes in Moultonboro and Sandwich, Monday through Thursday.  Volunteer whenever your schedule allows.  It's a wonderful and rewarding experience!
Contact Donna Grow, Site Manager, for more information.  603-476-5110 at the Lions Club, Old route 109, Moultonboro.


Annual Women's Shelter Shower

Get ready for the annual shower for the Women's Shelter. We will have more info soon but
circle K gas gift cards, Walmart cards and Hannaford cards are always needed. tentative date is
Sunday, May 6, following 10 o'clock service.


Annual Spring Tea

This is the fifth Tea this year and we would like to make it special. The theme this year is "Weddings. through the Ages" We are looking for wedding gowns, albums, pictures. .  We have heard from some that they have their own, their mothers and grandmothers’ dresses. I think this will be beautiful and lots of fun. I would be great if we could wear our own dresses or get some young women to model. Knowing that isn't always possible, we need display forms, if you have any or know of someone who could help, please let us know. We are working with NH Humanities Council to find this year's speakers, more information very soon.

If you are willing to be a Hostess, please let me or Carole O'Hara know as soon as possible. We need 10 firm hostesses and a few who would be willing to step up if we could fill more tables.

We are having Eloise Post caterer this year. We will have a new menu and a few surprises. New entertainment too, but that's a surprise.
PLEASE put us on your calendar, tell your friends and look around for display items. It's a good opportunity to enjoy yourself, chat with people you haven't seen in a while, spread the joy.

Bev Charest and Chuck O'Hara co-chairs

Community Service Fund

Helps with Meds, dental, rent etc.. These funds do not come out of the Church budget. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. This program has been helping people in the community for 8 years. Checks can be made out to MUMC memo Community Service.

Nepal Donations

Donations to support the earthquake in Nepal and other international disasters can be made through UMCOR Advance #982450. Checks can be made out to MUMC memo line UMCOR Advance #982450 and place in the offering plate. Gifts can also be made on line at UMCOR Advance 982450


Family Activities:

Thanks so much to all those that attended our recent potluck supper. The food was delicious, and we then heard about volunteer opportunities in the community. If you are looking for a place to service opportunities abound. Meals on Wheels needs help Mondays through Thursday, contact Donna Grow 476- 5110.  Local schools contact schools directly. MCS 476- 5535 Academy 476-5517Make -A- Wish- 623-9474

Outreach opportunities through MUMC, watch Outreach Board in Fellowship Hall or contactBev Charest 476-2369.
Agape Food Pantry -253-6161Lakes Region Food Pantry. 476-5400
Pam Abbott, chairman


Agape Pantry

Pam and Forrest Abbott are working with the Agape Pantry on the Bean Road. This is a new start for the Pantry, and they could use some help. Pam sent this note for anyone interested. A great volunteer opportunity.

The following is a list of pantry positions and times.  Any coverage the congregation could help with is greatly appreciated.  One of our food pick up volunteers will be taking a leave of absence in the spring.  Coverage for his shifts will be vital to our operation and maintaining our food supply for our clients.

Volunteers for Pantry Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am - 12 pm and Saturday 12 pm - 2 pm

Volunteers for Food Pick Ups

Hannaford in Meredith* (largest)
 *pick-ups on Saturday and Sunday tend to be followed by Monday and Friday, then Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Sunday 8:30 am Thursday 4:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am Friday 8:30 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm
Hannaford in Gilford
Sunday 8:00 am

Wal-Mart in Gilford*
*pick-ups range from 4 to 10 boxes.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1:00 pm

Volunteers to cull out expired food and put away consumable food after each pick up.  We receive a large quantity of food bi-monthly from the USDA which requires some heavy lifting.  If anyone would like to make donations to the pantry, we can always use hygiene products.  We rarely receive items such as shampoo, soap, razors, tooth paste, tooth brushes, laundry soap, and toilet paper.

We also have a thrift store that could benefit from more volunteer support. The proceeds from the thrift store help support the pantry.  The thrift store hours are Monday - Saturday 9 am - 2 pm.

We are a cheerful, friendly group with hearts for service and would welcome the opportunity to grow our ministry with your assistance.

Contact information: 
Pamela Vaughn, pantry coordinator  250-8028 (h) 455-7053 (c)
Janna Straughan, director 677-6254
Kevin Straughan, executive director  677-6826


Neighbor To Neighbor Fund

This fund helps with Oil and Gas Bills for Church members or people in town. This fund also does not come out of the Church budget. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to MUMC memo N to N.




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