The Friends of Forgotten Children is looking for new winter items as well as food donations to fill their Thanksgiving baskets. They accept donations on Thursdays 9am-8pm. For information on donations, client services or volunteering please click here.
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Friday, October 16, 12 – 2 p.m. (while supplies last) the NH Food Bank will once again set up their drive-thru food pickup in parking lots A/B (large lots near athletic fields) at NHTI. This took place once this summer along with the NH National Guard as workers, and it ran very smoothly. NHTI is pleased to partner with them in this important effort. This is a drive-thru distribution model. Please remain in your car and volunteers will distribute fresh produce, non-perishable items and more, right to you. These events are open to anyone in need – please share and help us to spread the word!
The Alternative High School Program is putting a strong emphasis on community service for their students this year and want very much to be able to help the church in any way possible. They are also open to taking their students to people's homes to do outside work--raking, cleanup, snow removal, etc--during school hours, Monday through Friday. It would be a community service so no payment would be involved. They especially spoke about doing this for elderly or handicapped folks. A staff person would always accompany and supervise their students when they are doing community service. Please contact Jane Broadrick at this link if you'd like to take them up on this generous offer.
A special thank you to the Second Start Alternative High School for all the hard work they did tackling the bittersweet vines around the church. The students came to the church on Thursday the 8th and worked very hard together to clean up the vines!
Join us on Saturday, October 31st at 9:30 a.m. for the 9th Annual (virtual) Wicked FIT Run in Concord, NH and a Facebook LIVE broadcast kick-off. This family-friendly Halloween themed 5K run/walk benefits Families in Transition-New Horizons and its programs, including housing and services for families and individuals who are homeless in Concord, Manchester, Wolfeboro and Dover, NH. This year the Wicked FIT Run will be a virtual event - which means anyone, anywhere can participate! No matter where you are, walking or running, every step matters - invite friends and family to join us! To register click here.
The Abbot-Downing Team will be collecting the school supplies Wesley’s parking lot on Sunday afternoons 10/18 & 10/ 25, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.
Abbot-Downing Wish list:
Cloth masks (Notice to all seamstresses), sandwich-size zip lock bags for each student to put their masks in, Baby wipes, disinfecting wipes, tissues, pencils, glue sticks, markers, crayons, scissors, sharpies
*Starting off with remote classes, there are homeless students who have requested help with purchasing clothes. Janet Moffett, RN has an emergency fund to help these students and also for other needs. If you wish to give money for this fund, make a check payable to Wesley UMC for Abbot-Downing Fund The help from our congregation will continue to support Abbot- Downing School. Any questions, call 603-856-8014 Gal 1:9 “Let us not be weary in doing good works.”
Election Day is on Nov. 3rd, but voting season is already here.
There is still time to request your ballot. If you have questions or need assistance call the WUMC office: (603) 224-7413.
You can Vote Early by mailing or dropping off your absentee ballot at your town clerk’s office before Election Day. It’s time to make your voice heard!
Find your clerk’s office here