“Feed My Lambs” Food Pantry & Garden
Our church food pantry is visited by nearly 25 people each Tuesday from 10 to noon. We have a staff of two people working the small pantry every Tuesday. Occasionally, volunteers are also needed for a variety of tasks, including some heavy lifting, or market delivery. Gnomes are needed to harvest in the garden, each Tuesday morning in the summer.
Don’t have the time to be there? You can still help by simply donating food. All donations can also be dropped off in the church foyers on Sunday or at the church office on Monday—Friday, 9-2pm. Most wanted items always include: Canned meats, fruit juice, boxed cereals, and coffee. The FUUSE church on Elm Street is our partner and donates monthly as well. Thanks!
For information speak to Liz Dodge 778-8146 or Sue Bowman 772-2306
Salvation Army Dinners
Exercise your faith by serving a hot meal to less fortunate folks. Every other month our church hosts a dinner for the homeless at the Salvation Army Center in Portsmouth. Both bakers and servers are needed. We serve the fourth Sunday of the even months. For information, speak to Gabriele Lieberg.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knitters meet monthly, or work on their own at home, to create beautiful shawls that have a prayer in every stitch. The church will gift these shawls to those who are coping with sickness or death, or they may give them as a mantle of wisdom to those who have reached a milestone birthday. Over 300 shawls have been made since the beginning of this ministry. For information, call Linda Rousseau. 772-4534.
Lay Visitors Committee
Volunteers visit homebound and/or ill church members. Volunteers share responsibilities for visiting homes and/or nursing homes, and may read to or pray with people, or occasionally take them on an outing. This group meets monthly to update the list and share the news. Our list of people to be visited keeps growing! We now have over 60 people on it. Volunteers are needed now!! For information speak to Deacons, or church office.
Petal Pushers – Flower Committee
A group of talented people adorn our buildings with flowers and other seasonal decor. They also coordinate the Sunday pulpit flower donations and dedications. If you have a talent with flowers, or would like to be part of the excitement, or would just like to donate to the Flower Fund, please call Jane Winde at 778-9404.
Are you interested in meeting folks and getting to know the workings of the church office? Joining the Office Committee is a great way to meet people one-on-one while performing small volunteer tasks for the office. We meet on a project basis. Call the office at 772-4216. Come join us!
We and many other New Hampshire UCC churches have joined the “Ukama Partnership”,and partnered with the Zimbabwe UCC. As part of this program we often ship goods to the area. Most requested items include school & office supplies and books. Contact: Rebekah Bergeron 775-0054, or Erik Hobbie.
Please browse the following list to see how you can enrich your spirit…
- The Heritage Ringers offer their tinkling sparkle to morning worship one Sunday a month, as well as at special holiday concerts and Christmas Eve. The choir makes music on 4 octaves of Malmark handbells and 2 octaves of handchimes. Meets Tuesdays from 7-8:30PM.
- The Senior Choir welcomes experienced singers from high school age to maturity. The 30-member choir contributes to morning worship with a variety of sacred music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to modern harmonies of spirituals and folk songs, a cappella, or accompanied by full organ or guest instrumentalists. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7-8:30PM in the loft from September to June.
- The Praise Choir, features the contemporary sounds of keyboard, guitars, and singers from middle school age to adult. Don Erdbrink directs.
- If you have a musical talent you would like to share with us, please contact the Director of Music on Sundays after church. See more about our music program here.