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Special Offering: Celebrating Youth
North Church will receive the Celebrating Youth offering on June 4, which is both Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday. The Celebrating Youth offering will replace the PC(USA) Pentecost Offering this year. One hundred percent of the Celebrating Youth offering will be sent to the ENERGY and FLY Afterschool Programs of WEDI (Westminster Economic Development Initiative). Please give generously.
Veterans Mission Project
For the 4th year, North Church will be sponsoring a Veterans Mission Project from Memorial Day through Independence Day. The project supports the residents of Willow Lodge on 9A, a 20-bed Community Living Center that focuses on hospice/palliative care and rehabilitation at the VA Hospital. The recreational therapist said that she would like to have the ability to purchase treats spontaneously for the veterans, such as Tim Horton’s coffee and donuts or pizza, as needs arise.
We will be collecting monetary donations with which we will purchase gift cards for these items from Wegmans, Bocce Pizza, and Tim Horton’s to brighten the day for our service men and women in Willow Lodge. There will be a Mission Committee representative with a veteran in the narthex after services on six Sundays to receive donations. Just look for the red, white, and blue. (If you write a check to North Church, please write “Veterans Project” on the memo line.) You can also send a check to North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221, to support these special veterans.
Clothes to Nigeria
If you have gently used clothes for warm weather, sneakers or shoes for men, women and children you would like to donate to the people of Nigeria, please bring them to the church throughout July. Azubike Kalu-Nwiwu will deliver them. Thank you.
Chiavetta’s BBQ for Missions
Wednesday, September 27
Save the date! The proceeds from this Chiavetta’s BBQ fundraiser will be specially designated for Missions!
Friends of Night People
We cook and serve dinner at Friends of Night People once a month. We need at least six people to go to Friends (FONP) on Hudson St. in Buffalo to serve the meal on May 23. Volunteers need to arrive between 4:30 and 5 and are finished about 7pm. Young people 14 ½ and older are welcome without a supervising adult; younger volunteers need to be accompanied by an adult. New volunteers are always welcome and needed at this important ministry. Please contact Ann Eisenlord at email@example.com or 716-632-7487 to learn more.
Gently-used clothing: FONP is now accepting the following donations for men and women: jeans and sweatpants jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sneakers, and boots. If you have any of these items that are in near-new condition (no stains, rips, etc.), please bring them to the church.
We gather to make simple dresses (for girls), shorts (for boys), and dolls, all of which are sent to children in need. New volunteers (of ANY skill level–even complete beginners!) are always welcome; we meet the 4th Monday of each month from 4-8pm. Learn more about Dress-A-Girl. There are no meetings in July and August. Next date: May 22.
Harvest House Needs Clothes
An Opportunity for Families with Children Infants to Size 14
Harvest House Baby and Children’s Ministry needs clean clothing is for newborn to size 14. Please put items in the box in north wing. Thanks for helping children in need. This gives hope to those parents trying to provide for their children.
Food Bank Donations
Please remember to contribute to the Food Bank collection box in the narthex. The bulk of these donations go to University Presbyterian Food Pantry, an agency of The Food Bank of Western New York. From the donations, we are also able to provide staples to those who stop at the church office looking for help. The need is great and does not end when a specific food drive ends. If we could all try to bring just one item when we come to church, it would make a significant difference in the lives of those in need.
Directory of Donation Sites
A directory has been prepared to help you with the daunting task of de-cluttering. We all have more stuff than we need, but if you throw it away, it will sit in landfill for years. There are many agencies that welcome your unwanted, used items. They are detailed in this directory with contact information and lists of acceptable donations. Reusing and recycling may be a bit more work than tossing things, but it will benefit others in our community and be better for the environment. Please have a look at the document posted here: Directory of Donation Sites. You can pick up a print copy of the directory from the Mission Kiosk in Westminster Hall.