First Sunday Food Collection: January 6, 2019

Food Assistance Request: On the first Sunday of each month, the SRPC Diaconate collects canned and dry goods for the local food pantry. Please bring an item or two to donate to the local food pantry and place it in the bin in the foyer.

Items most needed:

Canned and Dried Food

  • Breakfast items cereal, oatmeal, grits, etc.
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Honey
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Brown Rice
  • Milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned soup
  • Coffee

General Items

  • Pull-ups and diapers size 5/6
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Nursery Help Needed

Nursery Schedule: Elizabeth Albright is putting together the new nursery schedule. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Elizabeth .

Also, we need volunteers for the Christmas Eve service.

Thanksgiving Ministry Opportunity

ThanksgivingMinistry Opportunity: The RUFI minister at George Mason University would like to place international students with Christian families for Thanksgiving dinner. If you would be interested in hosting an international student at your home for Thanksgiving meal, please contact Pastor Matthew Delong at matthew.delong@ruf.org. This is a great opportunity to get to know these students and help them to learn about our culture and our faith.

Fall Festival Reminders

*Set up for the Festival, we will begin at 9am on Saturday, Nov. 3. We can always use more volunteers.

*If there is rain forecasted for Saturday, then we will need to move chairs out of the Sanctuary on Friday night. If you are available on Friday in the event that we need to do that, please let Gina Powell know.

*Desserts for the Dessert Auction should be delivered by 11am on Saturday, Nov. 3.

*Cookies or brownies for the Food Table—be sure to pack 1 cookie or 1 brownie per snack-sized ziplock bag and bring them to church on Saturday, Nov. 3 by 11am.

*Each family is also asked to bring 1-2 packs of soda for the festival. Please place the soda in the kitchen.

*Be sure to invite friends and neighbors to the festival! Like and share the event on social media as well.

First Sunday Food Collection

Food Assistance Request: On the first Sunday of each month, the SRPC Diaconate collects canned and dry goods for the local food pantry. Please bring an item or two to donate to the local food pantry and place it in the bin in the foyer.

Items most needed:

Canned and Dried Food

  • Breakfast items cereal, oatmeal, grits, etc.
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Honey
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Brown Rice
  • Milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned soup
  • Coffee

General Items

  • Pull-ups and diapers size 5/6
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Fall Festival: November 3 11am-3pm

Fall Festival will be on Saturday November 3 from 11:00-3:00.  The festival will be held rain or shine.  There are four sign up sheets on bulletin board relating to the festival. Please sign up if you are willing to work that day or can bring items either for donations or for temporary

use. Each family is also asked to bring 1-2 packs of soda for the festival. Please place the soda in the kitchen.

Fall Work Day: October 27th

Fall Work Day: October 27th starting at 8:00 am and finishing by 12:00 noon at the church. We will need help outdoors with mulching, gardening and grounds clean up; indoor help with carpet cleaning and general maintenance. Your help is needed!  Many hands make for light work!

First Sunday Diaconal Food Pantry Collection

 On the first Sunday of each month, the SRPC Diaconate is collecting canned and dry goods for the local food pantry. Please bring an item or two to donate to the local food pantry and place it in the bin in the foyer.

The “MOST NEEDED” items posted on the food pantries websites are as follows:

  • Breakfast items cereal, oatmeal, grits, etc.
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Honey
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Brown Rice
  • Milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned soup
  • Coffee
  • Pull-ups and diapers (they tend to run low on larger sizes)
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Wipes
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Combs/Brushes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Bandaids
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning Products
  • School Supplies

 

 

Please help VBS with Donations and Loaner Items Needed

We are looking for some items for the VBS set. Please contact David Dise if you can lend us an old steamer trunk or foot locker,or weathered wood crates, boxes,

 or lobster traps.

 

 

Also, there is a fish net hanging in the foyer of the church building with tags listing other items needed for the VBS. Please consider taking some of those tags and donating the items listed on them. This is a great way to contribute something to VBS if you are not able to give your time as a volunteer.

It has been the custom at SRPC that we provide lunch at the church building immediately following the end of the morning VBS session for the tired and hungry volunteers and their children. We are asking all who are able to please donate a 12-pack of soda, juice, or water for our VBS volunteers. Please label them “VBS” and place these on the counter near the window in the kitchen.