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.

Meeting Dates for VBS Volunteers

VBS Volunteers: Please Mark Your Calendars

June 17 right after the worship service: Melinda Core will explain the material she will be covering at her station

June 23: 10am-12 Noon: Dry Run Meeting: All volunteers must be at church for the Dry Run meeting!

VBS Set Up Days: All Hands on Deck! We need volunteers to help set up for VBS. We need your help even if you are not volunteering for the week of VBS!

June 16; Beginning Set Building starting at 8am (Help is needed to build sets—come and help even if you are not volunteering the week of VBS)

June 23: Finishing Up Set Building starting at 8am (Help is needed to finish building sets—come and help even if you are not volunteering the week of VBS)

June 24: Final set up of VBS! (Bring a sack lunch and comfortable clothes—Many hands make light work, so please stay and help even if you are not volunteering for the week of VBS)

Service Opportunity – Monday, April 30 7pm

The Sanctuary will be painted the week of April 30—May 5. After the service on Sunday, we will be preparing the left side of the Sanctuary for painting. We need a few volunteers to help.

On Monday at 7pm in the evening, we will meet at the church to move the remaining furniture and get the Sanctuary ready for the reminder of the painting. We need help on Monday evening as well.

We have several folks who have already said they can help, however, we need a few more. If you can help either Sunday after church or Monday evening, please contact Gina Powell. Pizza will be served on Monday evening, so please let Gina know if you can help so she will know how much pizza to order.