ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR PALM/PASSION SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019
YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER Use your Bertucci’s flyer any time NEXT SUNDAY, April 14th so that 15% of your net bill goes to our Youth Group. Date: April 14th, 2019 (Palm Sunday) Time: 12:30 PM (or all day) Place: Bertucci’s on Amherst St.
SPRING OUTDOOR CLEANUP – Get the yard ready for our Easter Egg Hunt – and all our spring flowers! This Saturday, 9-12 am. Bring work gloves and tools, if you have them!
EASTER SUNDAY SUNRISE SERVICE AT 7 AM followed by a Continental Breakfast
EASTER CELEBRATION – at 10 AM with infant BAPTISM Raniella Fouanji, infant daughter of Nasis Fouanji & Rita Tengim, will be baptized during worship on Easter Sunday.
11 AM EASTER EGG HUNT for our young children
EASTER LILIES - $10 order must be in TODAY Please use an EASTER LILY ENVELOPE pinned to the bulletin board in the Great Room. Complete the form and enclose payment when you order. Enjoy your flowers at home after Easter service.
Nominations It’s time to make your nominations for this year’s Sarah Puglisi Service Award. This annual award is presented by the Session of the Nashua Presbyterian Church to a member of the church who has made consistent, outstanding contributions that have enriched the congregation, contributed to the development and sustainment of church programs, is a role model, and has done this with an open and caring spirit while supporting Presbyterian ideals. Nomination forms are available in the narthex as well as a box for your completed form. Nominations close on May 12.
THANKS TO YOU 64 Easter Baskets were taken to the Soup Kitchen this week to be a blessing to some young children this year.
Last LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS & CELTIC SPIRITUALITY Our last Soup & Bread Lenten Supper will be on Wednesday at 6:30 PM followed with our study 7-8 PM of Celtic Spirituality. with an alternative study session on Tuesday at 3:30 PM
MEMORIAL SERVICE There will be a memorial service for long time member, Don Pickering, on Saturday, April 27th, at 2 PM.
WOMEN’s CWS CLEAN-UP BUCKET. The PW Circle invites all women of the church to participate in filling the CWS Clean-up bucket that has been placed in the entry. These buckets are desperately needed since CWS has depleted their supply in responding to the flooding in the Midwest.
YARD SALE Many of you are used to having our Yard Sale in the spring and may have started cleaning out your closets. GREAT! Now, just set those aside and clean out the rest of your closets for our SEPTEMBER YARD SALE!
EARTH DAY SUNDAY Earth Day is always April 22nd and we usually mark that day in worship on the Sunday before. But, since Easter is the day before, we will be celebrating Earth Day Sunday on April 28th.
SMALL GROUP -- --is a just that, a small group of folk who gather for about an hour once a week to share a time of exploring their faith together. It will resume meeting on Monday, April 29th, at 7 PM and would welcome anyone who would like to join them.
Many thanks to those who RAN/WALKED last Sunday in the fundraiser for the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
YOU’RE INVITED to join support our worship by donating flowers (instructions are on the bulletin board in the Great Room) and by bringing food to share after worship or donating toward the cost of cups, etc. with your gift in the basket.
UPDATE ON OUR ORPHAN GIRLS IN ROMANIA The great news is that they are no longer in Romania – they are all in the USA. Five of them on educational visas and three have been adopted. See the update on the Missions bulletin board.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 2018 NSKS: served 22,330 breakfasts and 48,333 dinners handed out 12,786 to households and 3,371 bags of toiletries. Provided 10,992 nights of emergency shelter to 306 homeless persons- 55 of them were children
AND MORE INFO FROM OUR LARGER COMMUNITY:
FAMILY PROMISE OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE After 15 years of serving families from Greater Nashua, we are expanding our service area to encompass all of Hillsborough County and Western Rockingham County! As we do, we are going to be adding another residence for homeless families, engaging with new communities and congregations, and building an even larger program to End Homelessness...One Family at a Time. We're changing our name to reflect our new service area...Southern New Hampshire.
Thank you to Ace Hardware and over 40 individual donors, last month we raised over $2,000 toward expanding the Nashua Heritage Rail Trail Community Garden!
We still have a little work to do to fully fund the project, but this generosity has us well on our way to building 12 new beds - bringing the total number of beds for our Gate City Community Gardens Program to 36 four x eight foot raised beds.
Join our growing community of Gardeners! Thanks to the Nashua Garden Club, we are able to offer a garden scholarship - so that garden space remains accessible to all Nashuan's, regardless of ability to pay our $35 plot fee.
Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series At These Informative Workshops, You Will Learn: How to better prepare your soil The best time to plant How to increase your vegetable yield How to control pests and diseases How to grow & harvest in the winter Nashua High School North 8 Titan Way, Nashua, NH 03063 Session Topics, Dates & Times
Wed., April 17th: Growing Great Tasting Tomatoes (7 - 9 PM) Wed., May 1st: A Four Season Harvest (7 - 9 PM)
For more info go to: www.nofanh.org/gardeningseries
There are so many ways to volunteer in 2019!
AT THE NASHUA SOUP KITCHEN & SHELTER!!
Breakfast Crew Kitchen opportunities are available Monday through Friday: 6:45AM – 8AM Serve and clean up breakfast. Those who wish to cook must arrive by 6AM. Receptionist Office opportunities available Monday through Friday. Answer and direct incoming phone calls. Pantry Receiving, Sorting & Shelving Opportunities available Monday through Friday. (two shifts) 10AM – Noon or 2PM - 4PM Unload deliveries and sort items for pantry distribution. Replenish food pantry shelves throughout shift as needed. Break down boxes. Ability to lift and move up to 20 pounds necessary. Pantry Attendant Opportunities available Monday through Friday. 10:45AM – 3PM Aid in food pantry distribution. Assist clients one-on-one with selecting items from our food pantry. Evening Meal Prep Kitchen opportunities available Monday through Friday. 11AM – 3PM Aid in meal preparation for the evening dinner. Dinner Crew Kitchen opportunities available Monday through Friday. 4PM – 6:30PM Typical tasks may include: helping with serving dinner, waiting on tables for families,assisting in the dining room (busing and cleaning tables, assisting with drink refills),washing dishes, kitchen clean-up.
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, we’d love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (603) 889-7770 Ext 134
OR CONSIDER THIS:
Café Agape Volunteers Needed Many of you have heard of Café Agape which is located at 154 Main St. in the Main Street United Methodist Church.Café Agape started as part of the food pantry that was located in the church. The food pantry is no longer in the church but has joined with the Nashua Soup Kitchen to provide food for those in need.Café Agape has remained located in the church vestry. Our doors are open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 10 AM. We provide a welcoming atmosphere, along with coffee and other refreshments, for those less fortunate than ourselves.We have been blessed with donations of food and clothing from members of our congregation and have recently become eligible to receive food from the New Hampshire food bank.This past year has seen an increase in the number of people we serve each day. Last year we served 15-25 people daily. This year we normally have 30 – 45.This number of people requires at least three volunteers a day. We have lost several volunteers due to moving and personal circumstances.We would like to invite you to share in this ministry. We need volunteers with outgoing personalities who can learn how to make a pot of coffee and volunteer two and a half hours of time a month (more time is always welcome).Homelessness, low income and addiction are a concern for all who live and work in the Nashua area. We believe our interfaith communities can assist us in this ministry,For more information please contact: Pat Kerrigan email@example.com orShirley Michael firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to support the disaster responses of the PCUSA’s PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance), which is our ministry to those around the world whose lives have been torn apart by disasters, you can do so online at: pda.pcusa.org
REGULAR EVENTS AT NPC 8:45 AM Sunday morning Bible Study Choir Rehearsal 11:30 on Sunday Small Group is taking a break until April. PW Circle – noon on the second Friday Men’s Breakfast 8 AM at Denny’s on the second Saturday Book Group at 11:30 AM on the fourth Tuesday Youth Group once a month Check the calendar page to see exactly when activities are being held. Speak to Pastor Sally if you would like to know more about any of these activities.