Paper Product Collection: During the month of October, we will be collecting paper products (napkins, tissues, paper towels, bath tissue, etc.) for Family Promise. Please pick up some paper products when you do grocery shopping. Collected items may be left by the pew in Pollard Hall.
- Turkeys/Hams: Many supermarkets will once again be offering free turkeys/hams during the holiday season. If you will not need your turkey/ham, please consider donating it to the needy. As in the past, they will be delivered to the Market Street Mission. Our collection date is
Sunday, November 22nd. (http://www.marketstreet.org/) (Please keep the turkeys frozen.)
- Peacemaking Offering: One quarter of the 2010 collection from our church family was donated to the Interfaith Dialog Center. As stated on their website,
the "IDC endeavors to promote respect and mutual understanding among all faiths and cultures through partnership with other religious and interreligious organizations by organizing educational and cultural activities such as lectures, seminars, conferences, discussion panels, luncheons and trips to Turkey. By this mission IDC aims to contribute to improvement of diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism in the society."
- Participation in Bridges Outreach Program: Several members of the church gather once a month to make lunches for the homeless. These brown bag lunches are delivered to the Summit office of Bridges Outreach where they are then hand delivered to homeless in Irvington, NYC, and Newark. (www.bridgesoutreach.org) See the calendar for our next date!
We are always collecting donations juice packets, bottles of
water, snacks, and fruit
We make close to 500 lunches per year and are grateful for the
support of our congregation.
Please contact Jean with any questions or donations.
- Food Pantry: Items may be left in baskets marked "Food Pantry."
There are two baskets - one on the small table outside of
Pollard Hall, the second is in the narthex. They are delivered
regularly to the food pantry across the street.
- Toiletries: Full-sized bars of soap, and “courtesy” sizes of shampoo, conditioner, soap, and shower caps are donated to various causes. Place on the pew inside Pollard Hall.
- Sneaker Project:
Place used pairs of sneakers (any size) on the pew inside
Pollard Hall. Collected sneakers are sent to the Somerset Food Bank
or other charities.
- Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, and Cell Phones: Place used glasses and cell phones on the
pew inside Pollard Hall.
- Yarn & Cotton Material: Yarn is used to make lap robes for wounded veterans and
people in nursing homes, afghans for battered women, and baby hats for newborns in hospitals; any color is acceptable. Fabric (with the exception of wool and stretchables) of about
half a yard is used to make small bears for children, totes for wheelchair patients, etc. Place these items on the pew inside Pollard Hall.