We are looking to see who is interested in participating in the Christmas pageant. There will be a signup sheet in our Gathering Area to determine interest. See Heidi Morrison for more information.
New Grounds Coffee House will be on Friday, November 16 at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to come and enjoy some refreshments and local bands!
Movie Night will be held on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 PM in the upstairs lounge. This month’s movie is “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, a documentary about the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
End 68 Hours of Hunger will be meeting on November 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 129 Miller Ave. Portsmouth at 6:00 PM. This program provides food for children in need that would sustain them for the weekend when school is not in session. For more information, See Kathy McKenna, Lauren Gianino, or the church office.
Dover Area Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 129 Miller Ave. Portsmouth. Fellowship & refreshments following the service. All are welcome!
Men’s Breakfast has been put on hold due to the lack of interest. If you are interested in restarting our monthly men’s breakfast, please speak to the church office or Kurt Kasik.
As you know, we were able to make over 25 Baptismal Blankets. As we cut down the donated fabric to the appropriate size, we found ourselves with large size scraps. With a little bit of sewing and a little more cutting, we have made over 40 hats that will be donated to Operation Blessing. Thanks to all that donated fabric and lent a hand in the creating of the blankets and the hats.
We will be collecting donations for the Care Packages on Sunday 11/4, 11/11, and 11/18. Look for the donation box in the Gathering Area. There are lists of suggested items with the box. Homemade goodies are definitely welcome. Please pack them individually. We can freeze them until the shipping date. Boxes will be packed after the 8:30 service on 11/25. And please send your student’s name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pat at 603-942-7556 if you haven’t submitted it already. We don’t want your student to miss out.
Social Ministry is now requesting food items of all kinds from which to prepare Thanksgiving Baskets for folks in need. The items as suggested/requested are as follows: Canned corn, canned green beans, Jellied cranberry sauce, turkey/poultry gravy (powdered or jarred), Boxes of stuffing, brownie mix, Bread mix, cake mix, Ready-made frosting, cookie mix, Boxed pie crust (dry), Boxed whip cream packets, Pie filling (no pumpkin), Instant potatoes, Walnuts, Rice (white or flavored), Gift certificate for Thanksgiving turkey (suggested amount $25.00). Please bring in all donated items for distribution to O.B. no later than Sunday November 18. If you would like a loose paper checklist of items, please see the Ushers or the Church Office.
Glenn Oswald is going to do a “Ministry Minute” for both services on 11/11. The topic with be Holden Village.
The BGLibrary now subscribes to Gather, the official magazine of the Women of the ELCA. Six copies are available each month. Gather is full of interesting articles, devotional materials, and stories of personal faith. Take a copy home, read, and return for the next reader when you are finished.