During coffee hour on Sunday, May 20th, our Missions & Outreach Committee will be facilitating the assembling of hygiene kits. These kits are part of the efforts of Church World Services to reach out to those in need due to natural disasters, violence, and poverty. These kits often are the difference between sickness and health for many struggling families. You are invited to help us in collecting items before the 20th, and assembling kist on that day.
There is a box (labeled "Hygiene Kits") in the narthex. Items can be placed there before the 20th. Here is a list of the items needed:
- Hand towels (approximately 15"x32") Please, no fingertip, bath, dish, or micro-fiber towels.
- Wide-toothed combs (removed from packaging)
- Nail clippers (removed from packaging)
- Bath-sized soap bars (in original packaging)
- Toothbrushes (in original packaging)
- Standard-sized bandages (e.g. Bandaids)
Thank you for helping with donations of new items from the list above! And thank you in advance for your help assembling the kits on the 20th! Each kit will have the above items placed into a one-gallon sized plastic zip bag. The kist will then be shipped to those in need.
Please mark your calendars for these important upcoming events! Details will be forthcoming as the event date approaches.
June 10th - Children's Day & Church Picnic
August 4th - Parish Pool Party!
October 19th/20th - Rummage Sale
In 2018 we are focusing on Scripture and Prayer. To that end, we will have an opportunity each month to gather and pray for our church. On the fourth Thursday of each month, you're invited to join us in prayer. We meet in the Burgess Parlor at 9am. This is a time for us to focus on God's will for us as a fellowship of gathered believers, and to pray with and for one another. All are invited. And if you can't join us in person, you're invited to set aside that time each fourth Thursday, wherever you are, and join us in spirit!
Used Clothing Drop-Off
There is a shed in our parking lot for donations of clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys. The shed is managed by St. Pauly Textile, Inc., and your donations are delivered to those in need in our local and wider communities. Your donations are NOT shredded. The First Church in Weymouth also benefits by receiving 4 cents per pound of clothing collected, which further aids us in serving the local community.
We ask that you observe the signs on the shed detailing what items we can and cannot accept. Please bag and tie your donations. There is also a receptacle on the shed from which you can take a receipt for tax return purposes.
Eleven times a year (each month from September to June, plus one combined July/August issue) we publish our church newsletter, The Parish Post. The newsletter is mailed out to all households on our church mailing list. Contact the office if you would like to be added to the mailing list.
The newsletter contains important news, dates, and details about upcoming events, as well as schedules for coffee hour, offertory counting, communion servers, etc.
Those who want to receive it electronically may do so by clicking the link below. You can read the newsletter online, download it to your computer, or print it at home for handy reference! Please contact the office if you have any items you would like added to the newsletter.
Read the April 2018 Parish Post Newsletter here.
Photo courtesy of Valerie A. Russo