July Mission Events
July Mission Focus
The Mission Ministry invites you to consider our July Mission Outreach. In support of our Open and Affirming commitment we will be supporting the work of PFLAG. PFLAG is the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.
Through peer-to-peer support, community education, and advocating for inclusivity PFLAG is committed to:
working to make sure that all people who are LGBTQ+ are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves.
Ensuring safe and secure communities with resources needed for everyone to thrive.
Creating systems of family support and acceptance that is critical to the health and wellbeing of people who are LGBTQ+
create a world where difference is celebrated, and all people are valued inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
Any monetary donations designated for missions in July will be directed to this endeavor.
Nashua Children’s Home Quilts
Many thanks to all the quilters of our congregation are made individual quilts for the children at the Nashua children’s home.
The Wish Project
We continue to be supporters of The Wish Project in Lowell. We are now able to go back into their warehouse on Saturday mornings to help sort donations.
They currently are only accepting volunteers from trusted groups who have volunteered in the past. Volunteer hours will be Saturday only between 9am and 3pm for now. You are welcomed to help out for any amount of time you can spare during these hours.
Wish will still be following Covid protocols with masks, temperature checks, hand sanitizer and distancing being adhered to.
We have also started a “clean sheets” project for Wish.
Many of the bed sheets that are donated to Wish are not washed before donation.
Understanding that their limited staff needed laundry assistance, we have started washing their unwashed sheets, folding, labeling and packaging them and returning them to Wish for distribution. There are currently many sets of sheets that need washing.
We are looking for volunteers to wash and dry one load of sheets per week.
If you are interested in helping please email Amber at the church email: UCCPelham@gmail.com
LAZARUS HOUSE - We are also reengaging with Lazarus house in Lawrence, Ma. While volunteers are still not allowed on site yet, we can still deliver dinners during the month of June.
To sign up to provide a meal or for other volunteer opportunities in the coming months, LH is introducing a new Lazarus House Volunteer site. All volunteers will need to create an account (it’s quick and simple) and sign-up for meal donations using the link www.lazarushouse.volunteerhub.com
This new site will allow you to see the available dates to provide meals and will also give you a calendar viewing of ALL upcoming volunteer opportunities throughout the LH Ministry.