ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP Lent is later than usual this year and begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th. We will mark the day with a special worship service of penitence at 7 pm.
LENTEN DEVOTIONALS will be available to pick up at the church beginning next Sunday, the 24th.
WAGs BOOK SALE INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE Buy one, get one sale is back through next Sunday February 24. Choose a book and take another at the same or lower price gratis.
Pastor Sally’s Office Hours this week are Monday 11-1 or by appointment. Rev. Sally’s days off this week are Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Announcements for the bulletin must be emailed to the church by noon on Wednesday.
STUDY LEAVE DAYS As she takes an online course about Celtic Christianity for the next four weeks, Pastor Sally will be taking a Study Leave Day once a week in order to do the reading and to write the papers for the course.
WINTER CLOSINGS If we need to cancel church events this winter, it will be posted on WMUR (9) which can also be found online at WMUR.com/weather/closings
NOTE: The most accurate and up to date calendar including cancellations is available to you 24/7 at the calendar tab on this website
FAMILY PIZZA AND GAME NIGHT Saturday, March 30, 5-7:30 PM Save the Date!! Pizza will be ordered promptly at 5 pm for those who would like it. Pizza cost is $5 per person for those over 12. Bring your favorite board or card game to share. Sign up begins February 24th.
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., March 6th: Vegetable Garden Planning (7 - 9 PM) Sat., March 9th: Healthy Soil for Happy Plants & Higher Yields (9 AM - 2 PM) Mon., March 11th: Starting Transplants from Seed (7 - 9 PM) Wed., March 20th: Container & Raised Bed Gardening (7 - 9 PM) Wed., March 27th: Diseases: A Fungus Among Us (7 - 9 PM) Wed., April 3rd: Pests: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (7 - 9 PM) Wed., April 10th: Growing Your Favorite Veggies (7 - 9 PM) 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
A Simple E-Vote Can Help Families in Need The Front Door Agency has been nominated to potentially receive $5,000 from the Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More Foundation, but we need your help to get the most votes! Voting takes place online at www.bangor.com/cmm between Feb. 1-28. A gift of $5,000 to the Agency can provide child care and college textbooks for a single mother enrolled in college so that she can become financially independent. It only takes a minute to vote and costs nothing. Each person can only vote once, so please share this with family and friends. Thank you for your support! For more information about the Front Door Agency, please visit www.frontdooragency.org. This is one of the organizations we support with our Mission monies through the Deacons.
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 email@example.com or call us at (603) 889-7770 Ext 134
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org orShirley Michael email@example.com
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.