Many thanks for all your help with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Carole O’Hara made pies for all our Meals on Wheels clients. Everyone looks forward to the pies, thank you Carole for our OUTREACH spirit.
Please mark your calendars for Dec 7th and 8th and our annual Cookie Walk. Stop in from 9-2 on Saturday and 10-11:30 on Sunday. Enjoy the decorations, coffee or hot chocolate while you check out the cookies. Cookies are sold by the pound. Hope to see you there.
Sunday December 8th is Caroling Sunday, please watch for more information.
Chuck and I wish you the happiest of Holidays and a very Merry Christmas.
In His service.
Chuck O’Hara and Bev Charest, co-chairs
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Wal-Mart in Gilford*
*pick-ups range from 4 to 10 boxes.
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.
Pamela Vaughn, pantry coordinator 250-8028 (h) 455-7053 (c)
Janna Straughan, director 677-6254
Kevin Straughan, executive director 677-6826