May Mission Events
May Mission Focus
The mission focus for May will be the Upper Room family resource center in Derry, NH.
Any monetary donations designated for missions in May will be directed to the Upper Room.
We are also collecting items that can be used for their children’s summer camp during outdoor activities. Please consider donating sunscreen, water bottles, bug spray and snack size bags of pretzels, trail mix and granola bars. In addition, bottles of bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops and outside plastic children toys would be welcomed.
Items can be dropped off at the church on the handicap ramp side. A plastic bucket will be located at the top of the handicap ramp under the overhang for donations.
Nashua Children’s Home Quilts
The quilters of our congregation are stepping up to make individual quilts for the children at the Nashua children’s home. When they are handed out they will become the property of the child who receives them. Each child will be able to take their quilt with them when they leave the children’s home. The mission team views this as an ongoing mission since there are 40+ children at any one time at the home. Any monetary donations to help defray the cost of materials for these quilts will be gladly accepted & thank you!
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 50 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:
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 May. The link below will take you to an online sign-up sheet with all the pertinent information for donating a dinner. When signing up please note that you are members of the First Congregational church on the sign up sheet.
Fresh vegetable collection
The Mission committee once again will be collecting fresh vegetables later in the summer for donation to the food bank. So to all the gardeners out there starting your plants now, please consider planting extra that you can donate at harvest time.