Community Outreach

The Missions Community Outreach Committee found it difficult to meet during January in person, so we held a Zoom meeting with grateful hearts. We have been battling colds, flu, and Covid just as other people in our community have, but we are all well now.

Firstly, we would like to thank Pam Grimaldi and her family for providing a delicious meal for the residents of Dismas Family Farm. We picked up the lasagna, garlic bread and cookies and delivered it to the farm for the Grimaldi family. When we brought the food to the farm the people were incredibly grateful. The February team will be Kathy Highland, Grace Hatstat, and Leah Long. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, please consider giving a little of your time and talent to this rewarding outreach   service. We have months of the year that need a team of 3 or 4 people to provide a meal. The months of January, March, May, July,       September, and October do not have volunteers at the moment. If you have any  interest in learning more about Dismas Farm and the meals provided, please contact Lori Giannotti (978)804-1142, bbjl4@aol.com.

The Missions Committee discussed the generosity of our congregation and because of this generosity, we were able to make          donations to the Rutland Food Pantry, the Mustard Seed, Abby’s House, and Worcester Area Missionary Society. We also learned of the untimely passing of a young mother living in Rutland. She leaves behind a husband and daughter. We decided to help the family with a gift card and a meal. Meals are scheduled through a meal train on signupgenius.com.

February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day is always a time to express our appreciation for our loved ones. We plan romantic dinners, buy flowers and candy and cards for our loved ones. But, as Christians, every month…every day should be a time of love. This is a time of uncertainty, and each day brings added information that could easily send us spinning out. We need to keep our eyes on God and our hearts in Jesus. Let us love one another as Jesus loves us. It is a big task. But our Church heart is also big. We are always ready to help others.

Once again, we would like to remind you that the Missions Committee wants to help anyone in need. If you know of anyone that needs help, please contact one of the  committee members or the Church Office   directly. Teresa will relay your message to one of us, and we will contact you as soon as   possible.

May God hold you in the palm of His hand and keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy in the coming days.

“Let all that you do be done in love”

1 Corinthians 16:14

The Missions Community Outreach Committee

Lauren Carlson (508)849-9528

Lisa Benoit (508)472-4640

Lori Giannotti (978)804-1142