“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy Spring! The month of April is certainly a busy one. The Missions Committee would like to sincerely thank all of you for your generous donations made for the Easter Ingathering. We would like to especially thank the Sunshine Ladies for the generous donation. They are always very supportive. To that end, please remember to put your recyclable soda cans and bottles in the Rubbermaid bin behind the church for the Sunshine group.
The Missions Committee delivered that March meal to Dismas Family Farm. Thank you to Teresa Hendrickson for providing the delicious salad for the meal. As always, the residents of the farm were very grateful. The April meal will be made by Louise Jordan, Carol Erikson, and Lauren Carlson. We will be looking for volunteers for May so please dust off your cookbooks and crockpots and contact Lori Giannotti (978)8041142.
Last month, the committee decided to donate funds to The Mustard Seed, the Ingathering (purchasing hams and pies) and Camp Putnam. Summer is on it’s way, and Camp Putnam provides experiences for all children no matter their financial status. We also donated to The Lions Club in memory of Ronald Marsh.
In partnership with the Overlook Farm in Rutland, we would like to make you aware of a Garden Service Day to be held on April 15th between the hours of 10a.m.and 1p.m. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community. Anyone interested in joining this endeavor can find more information at the following: Garden Service Day — Overlook FARM (overlookfarmrutland.org). Look for the Garden Service Day to sign up.
We wish you all a happy, healthy month and would like to remind you that we are here to serve our church and our community. If you know of anyone that needs help in any way, please contact the church office or one of us directly.
The Missions Community Outreach Committee
Lauren Carlson (508)849-9528
Lisa Benoit (508)472-4640
Lori Giannotti (978)804-1142