We are supporting Project Outreach’s new Open Closet Economy Shop, so as you clean, please bring in: Clothing, shoes and accessories for all ages and seasons, glassware and dishes, pots and pans, utensils and flatware, home decor, sheets, blankets and curtains, games and toys, books and magazines, CD’s and DVD’s.
Calling All Volunteers
There is now an easy way to find out about the many opportunities for
volunteering both inside and outside of the Church. The Missions Ministry
has created an email system that will notify potential volunteers of all new
opportunities and allow them to sign up, ask questions or share their
experiences. To participate, either visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/egumcvolunteers/
or send an empty email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registered volunteers will receive email notification as new
opportunities become available and can respond to the email to sign up. You
can also visit the web site to find information on all the current and past
opportunities. Volunteer opportunities may include church events, food bank
or food pantry needs, community assistance events and anything that we find
that may suit the talents of our EGUMC volunteer community. There is no
obligation for signing up. You can participate in as many or as few
opportunities as you like. We encourage you to join and become part of the
community! If you have questions please see Mark Truman or any member of
the Missions Ministry or email email@example.com.
The Interfaith Food Cupboard, located in St
Luke’s Parish house on Peirce Street, is open from 10:30 AM -12:00
noon each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The service is available to any East Greenwich
resident, member of an East Greenwich congregation, referral from a clergy
or someone in need of emergency food.
We are currently asking for donations of the following food products:
canned ham, chicken or fish, cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit, soups,
pasta sauce, juice and juice boxes, jam/jelly and crackers. Other
products that we always need include staples like cooking oil,
mayonnaise, salad dressing, mustard, sugar, flour, coffee, tea, etc. If
you would like to make a cash donation rather than food, your check can be sent to your
clergy or directly to the EGIFC.
We have a very dedicated volunteer staff and on their behalf, we thank you
for your support of the East Greenwich Interfaith Food Cupboard.
Chris and Steve Bartlett
Do You Want to Serve? Help Wanted! The Missions Ministry is seeking a self-motivated, compassionate leader to oversee EGUMC’s involvement in Christ's Community Dinner. Our goal is to host the community dinner, held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, three to four times per year. The person (or couple of people) who takes this on will have full support of the Missions Ministry and we will help recruit volunteers to work together to serve our community’s neediest. If you are interested or simply want to learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Leah DeCesare at: Leah@motherscircle.net or 398-2944
Toiletries Collection for Mathewson Street UMC: The Missions Ministry is holding an ongoing collection of new unused basic personal hygiene items which will be given to the urban poor who are served by the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in Providence. They are in need of soap, shampoo, deodorant, combs, hairbrushes, and especially toothbrushes and toothpaste. A great way to contribute is to save the items provided by hotels. Donated items can be left in the box in the church work room or can be given to any member of the Missions Ministry. Thanks!