Karen Pearson

 

Upcoming & Current Outreach Activities

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

Food of the Month: Canned Fruit - No Applesauce please.

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.

 

Salem Nutritional Center: Tuesday, December 19th, 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 children's underwear and place them in the big green basket in the commons area. We will deliver them to six area elementary schools.
 
2017 Dates:  December 31st.
2018 Dates: April 29th, July 29th, September 30th, December 30th
 

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:

Thanksgiving time at GUMC is definitely full of giving! 

We delivered 136 pairs (19 packages) of undies and 10 pairs of socks to our six designated elementary schools (West Ridge, Holmes Road, Autumn Lane, Longridge, English Village, and Brookside).

 

In addition, we filled 25 plastic shoeboxes for the Red Bird Mission, providing small gifts and everyday/hygiene items for people living in the Appalachian Mountain region in Kentucky. Thanks to Deacon Dee for taking them to the pick-up location.

On November 12, we welcomed Laura Stradley, Executive Director of the Veterans Outreach Center, who spoke to us about the issues many homeless veterans face. Small donations of personal hygiene items were collected. Thanks to Dorris White and Gale Huber for arranging Laura’s visit.

Finally, our annual “Bucket Brigade” yielded enough food and frozen turkeys to fill boxes for 11 very grateful families.  Thanks to everyone who helped set up, sort, and pack! All requests from families of 3 or more were routed through the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf, and all recipients picked up their food at church.

Now, we have another opportunity to make a difference—by loading our Mitten Tree with scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens—once again benefitting the Seneca Street UMC in Buffalo.

 

 

 

 

No gift, donation, or act of kindness is too small.  Though we are few in number, we provide so much to our community. Not only do we count our blessings, but we bless many in countless ways.  Thanks and Merry Christmas to all!            

 

 

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