Parent’s Meeting

Please stay after worship on Sunday, May 17 for a parents’ meeting. Our Sunday School year will close Memorial Day weekend. We want to hear from all of you about how to plan for next fall.

How could we make our Sunday-morning programs even better for our kids? How could we best serve our 12 confirmed youth? We need your input for summertime planning, so please come!

We will do our best to provide food as well as child care to encourage your participation. Let us know if you will attend.

 

CenterPoint Church supports Take-a–Tote

On Sunday, Ryan and Stacy from Centerpoint Church presented Grace Episcopal Church with a whopping donation of $5,500 for our Take-a-Tote program! They have heard about Take-a-Tote, started their own program and then gave us a special collection from Easter Sunday out of their gratitude.

Thank you, Ryan, Stacy and the people of Centerpoint! We are grateful for this gift as it means we can now fearlessly serve 50 children per week at Mill Brook School.

We are in need of more volunteers to support make this happen! Please let Barb Ashworth or Janet Cumming know that you want to help!

Camp Scholarships

The Barbara C. Harris Camp (BCH) has “campership” funds for NH children who want to attend summer camp. Camp at BCH is a wonderful combination of traditional camp fun and creative worship lead by Episcopal chaplains for children from 4th grade through 12th grade.

At $600 a week, BCH is already low-cost option compared to other camps. Campership payments are typically structured as 1/3 from BCH, 1/3 from the host church, and 1/3 from the child’s family, but if the 1/3 contribution from the family or the church is a barrier, there may be additional funding available.

Register for Camp here.

Apply for a Campership with this form.

Take-a-Tote needs

School vacation is coming up April 27-May 1. Since many of the students we serve at Mill Brook School are from foreign countries, rice is an important staple in their food preparation. Please shop for 1 lb. packages of white or brown rice which we’ll include for delivery on Thursday, April 23.

Voices of Faith prayer breakfast

NH Voices of Faith, Wednesday, April 1 The NH House of Representatives will debate the state budget this week. Their proposal has cuts that put at risk many of essential human services, programs for public safety, veterans, domestic violence victims, the homeless and more.

As people of faith, we pray for a humane budget, that promotes the well-being and fair treatment of the most vulnerable.

8:00 am Prayer Breakfast, St. Paul’s Church, 21 Centre Street

9:30 am Prayer Vigil, State House second floor.

Contact: Maggie Fogarty (603)224-2407, mfogarty@afsc.org

Take-a-Tote needs

Please shop for packages of cheese-filled crackers. Austin, Keebler and Ritz all sell 8-packs of wrapped cracker sandwiches. Sam’s and BJ’s stock larger packs. Also look for fruit-flavored snacks, individually wrapped in assorted shapes or as a roll-up. A carton of 48 or more servings helps.