End 68 Hours of Hunger

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.


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.

College Care Packages

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 pawoollett@comcast.net or call Pat at 603-942-7556 if you haven’t submitted it already. We don’t want your student to miss out.

Thanksgiving Baskets

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.