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Upcoming Events
Karen Pearson

 

Upcoming & Current Outreach Activities

Thanks for ALL you do, making a difference in our community!

Food of the Month: Canned Fruit, Canned Pasta, and Canned Tuna.

Please join us each month as we help to stock the shelves at the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf.  Your donations of food or monetary donations (Funds for Food buckets) help to feed our neighbors in the Greece and Charlotte areas.


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Salem Nutritional Center: Tuesday, September18th, 9:00am—2:00pm

Please join us for a morning of serving. Meet/leave Church at 9:00.  At 9:30, lunch prep begins.  Serve 100—150 hungry people at noon. Return to the church at 2:00pm.   We need 10 people there each time. It is a very satisfying ministry. See Deacon Dee for details.

 

 


Ongoing Outreach Activities

FIFTH SUNDAY of the month is Undie Sunday

Please bring your donations of new adults' underwear and place them in the big green basket in the commons area. We will deliver them to the Open Door Mission.
 
2019 Dates: March 31st, June 30th, September 29th, December 29th
 

F.I.S.H. Volunteers Needed

F.I.S.H. urgently needs volunteers willing to pledge one day a month to help the elderly and disabled in the Greece & Charlotte areas with transportation for medical appointments. If  you can help, please call 453-2370.
 

Greece Food Shelf Items Needed

Because food prices have risen and Food Stamp amounts have been cut, all kinds of non-perishable foods are still needed for the Food Shelf, especially tuna, hot & cold cereal, canned pasta, dry pasta, canned meat, canned fruits, peanut butter and jelly. In addition, they can use toilet paper, toothpaste, dish detergent, and shampoo. Further, they need volunteers to deliver non-perishable food to people who live alone and need "emergency food." If you are willing to help, please call Ann Walker, 865-0870.   See Food of the Month selections above.

Current News:

Mission Sunday is HERE! Time for the donating of the green! Watch your mailbox for our official Mission Letter (and bright pledge card), detailing our disbursements.

 

On Sunday, March 10, at either service, you will have an opportunity to make a pledge to support our 18 missions as well as hear a presentation by Charlsey Bickett, director of Mary’s Place, a refugee outreach center serving families in the city of Rochester since 2009. Mary’s Place helps individuals “adjust to American culture, learn English, find employment, gain permanent residency, and, ultimately, [attain] citizenship.”

 

Charlsey received her Masters Degree in Public and International Affairs at the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and holds a degree in Political Science from SUNY Fredonia. She became the Executive Director of Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach in 2016. Previously, she worked at the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania, the Monroe County Legislature, and the New York State Assembly.

 

On March 31, we will gather our Undie Sunday donations which include all elementary school children’s underwear sizes as well as socks, pants, and large diapers (for students with special needs). In addition, we can use men’s & women’s undies for Open Door Mission and Veterans Outreach Center.

 

Finally, Pastor Dee’s Seneca Street Church could use our assistance. Due to water damage to the church and an influx of people needing help, she would appreciate our putting together hygiene kits which we will collect through March 17 in a designated box in the commons. Flyers with the list of requested items will be available on the table in the commons. You can also check this website which provides the list and how to assemble the items:

https://www.umcor.org/umcor/relief-supplies/relief-supply-kits/hygiene

Samuel Zwemer, an American missionary, once said, “The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” Thank you for going above & beyond as you pledge your help to so many causes!