CHURCH OPEN HOUSE Next Sunday our church is the featured House of Faith on the NAIC House of Faith Tours. From 2-4 PM we will welcome folks to come and learn about our faith, our worship, and our ministries.
Father’s Day – FATHERS OF OUR FAITH As folks around us celebrate Father’s Day let us also take time today to remember and give thanks for the men in our lives who have shared their faith with us – by what they have said and what they have done. Who made a difference in your faith journey?
Our Church Picnic this year will be on August 18th immediately after worship. Save the date!!
And our YARD SALE will be on September 14th this year.
Sunday School and Summer Our Sunday School program will continue throughout the summer with our two classes combined together. The lessons for the summer (starting today) has a curriculum using motifs from ‘Toy Story’.
Summer Reading the Summer Book Sale will begins today!! BUY ONE, GET ONE BOOK SALE. Select a book from our book sale shelves outside the library and take another at the same or lower price free. Whatever type of book you enjoy—mysteries, biographies, inspirational, romances—you will find on our shelves. The sale ends Labor Day.
BRICKS IN OUR GARDEN Remember you have this month to order your brick in honor or memory of someone. Order forms are in the Great Room – we need at least 20 orders before we can submit them.
PENTECOST OFFERING There are still red envelopes in the pews that can be used to support this special PCUSA offering, which focuses on ministries with children, youth and young adults.
EARTH CARE CONGREGATION We did it! Once again we qualified to be called a PCUSA Earth Care Congregation!!! In 2018 we did these things to enhance our care for the environment: switched from plastic to glass communion cups finished upgrading the interior lights to LED installed LED lighting in the parking lot installed motion activated lights in the bathrooms starting composting our kitchen waste What new things can we do in 2019 to be more environmentally caring???
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.
There are so many ways to volunteer in 2019!
AT THE NASHUA SOUP KITCHEN & SHELTER!!
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
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 meets Monday evening at 7 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.