Holy Hearts and Helping Hands

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We ask your prayers and help to purchase a gift card that could help provide a tank of gas or to buy some needed grocery staples at a local store. Please give them directly to Adele Meredith in the Parish Office or put in an envelope marked to Adele’s attention and place in the offering plate. We have no cards to give at this time so we turn away many who come to us – will you help?

Gift Cards Needed

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Holy Hearts and Helping Hands

As the Three Holy Days begin, I am reminded of the words of Jesus as he shared life with the disciples at that last Passover meal — “Whenever you do this, do this for the remembrance of me.” This is the way we live our Christian faith in the world, bearing the love & compassion of Christ through our sharing with those whose needs are greater.

The needs of many in our area are served through wonderful ministries and programs. I continue to receive requests for help in numerous ways that my discretionary funds often cannot cover. I ask your prayers and help in purchasing gift cards that could help provide a tank of gas, or buy some needed grocery staples at a local store, or shop for basic clothing needs at a local Kmart or other store in the area. This is a wonderful way to meet the needs of others in these economically challenging times. You can place them in the offering basin in an envelope marked for Adele Meredith, or you can drop them by her office during the week, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thank you for your prayerfulness in considering a way to help those whose needs are greater than ours through the holidays.

Grateful always, your servant in Christ,
Fr. Paul+

Stock up on Soup – get ready for those snow days!

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Quarts of soup will be available this Sunday, February 5, 2017 after both services for $8 each or 2 for $15.

Soups available:
Vegetarian Veggie
Turkey Veggie
Hearty Beef Veggie
Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Chicken Stew Soup

Proceeds will benefit Home Dining Room. Questions? Contact Teresa Coons.

Donate a turkey and/or canned goods

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The Newark Area Welfare Committee’s Holiday Food Box Program requests your help in acquiring frozen turkeys and/or non-perishable food for the estimated 350+ food boxes we expect to assemble for local families in need this season. We hope the centerpiece of each basket filled with canned goods and other non-perishable food will be a 10-15 lb. frozen turkey.

You may store the non-perishable food items and/or frozen turkey in your home or contact the person listed below who will gladly arrange storage for you.

If you would like to participate by donating a turkey, canned goods and/or to help with SORTING, ASSEMBLING, or ASSISTING with PICKUP at First Presbyterian Church of Newark, please fill out the sign-up sheet and return it to Laura Greene or call Laura at 302-737-5455.

If you purchase and store a turkey, please bring it to First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 West Main Street, Newark between 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 17th.

If you are collecting non-perishable food for us, please deliver it to the church listed above by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15th or simply contact the person above and we will gladly pick it up.

If you would like to volunteer help sorting, assembling or assisting with pick up, please volunteer for ONE TIME SLOT ONLY. We have numerous volunteers and would like everyone to be able to help.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to this project, please mail it to: Newark Area Welfare Committee, P.O. Box 951,Newark, DE 19715-0951.

You may also donate online at our secure website newarkareawelfare.org.

Thank you for your kind consideration and generous help.

Be a Christmas Angel – help area families

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Have you always wanted to be one of those generous anonymous people who do wonderful things for people they’ve never met? Here’s your chance. St. Thomas’s will help several area families have a good Christmas by providing gifts for them. Look for the Angel Tree. Take a tag or two or three. KEEP THE TAG. Purchase the items and wrap them. Please put the tag with the gift so that we can get the right gifts to the right people. Please bring your gifts to the church by Sunday, December 18. It’s that easy and our neighbors will appreciate your generosity. If you have any questions, contact Cami Seward at the church office or Connie Cooper at 302–731-7595 or cjcooper15@verizon.net.

Annual Christmas Bazaar – this weekend!

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Visit us at our Annual Christmas Bazaar!

Friday, December 2 from 10-5 p.m
Saturday, December 3 from 9-5 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 after the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services

We will be selling crafts, fresh baked goods, cookie trays, quarts of homemade soups, St. Thomas’s t-shirts and hoodies, second-hand Christmas decorations, and exclusive new items!

Oh, and Santa will visit on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. to join us for breakfast and pictures – all for a nominal fee! Won’t you bring the children of all ages for breakfast and to have pictures taken for $5 with Santa? On Friday and Saturday, join us for lunch, which may be purchased between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please share our printable Annual Christmas Bazaar announcement.

All proceeds from the Annual Christmas Bazaar go to St. Thomas’s Outreach Ministries. See you at “The Best Little Bazaar Around!”

Holy Hearts and Helping Hands

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As the holiday season approaches, the needs of many in our area are served through wonderful ministries and programs. I continue to receive requests for help in numerous ways that my discretionary funds often cannot cover. I ask your prayers and help in purchasing gift cards that could help provide a tank of gas, or buy some needed grocery staples at a local store, or shop for basic clothing needs at a local Kmart or other store in the area. This is a wonderful way to meet the needs of others in these economically challenging times. Thank you for your prayerfulness in considering a way to help those whose needs are greater than ours through the holidays. Fr. Paul+

Annual Christmas Bazaar – Save the Date!

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Visit us at our Annual Christmas Bazaar!
Friday, December 2 from 10-5 p.m
Saturday, December 3 from 9-5 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 after the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services

We will be selling crafts, fresh baked goods, cookie trays, quarts of homemade soups, St. Thomas’s t-shirts and hoodies, second-hand Christmas decorations, and exclusive new items! Oh, and Santa will visit on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. to join us for breakfast and pictures – all for a nominal fee! Won’t you bring the children of all ages for breakfast and to have pictures taken for $5 with Santa? On Friday and Saturday, join us for lunch, which may be purchased between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please share our printable Annual Christmas Bazaar announcement.

All proceeds from the Annual Christmas Bazaar go to St. Thomas’s Outreach Ministries. See you at “The Best Little Bazaar Around!”

Annual Christmas Bazaar Planning Meetings

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The Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held Fri., Dec. 2 through Sun., Dec. 4. We will also be selling our wares at Parish Life Day on Nov. 19 at St. Anne’s Episcopal School. If you have crafts made by Nov. 12, please bring them to the Church and leave them in the Counting Room so we can take them to Parish Life Day. You are invited to come to the planning meetings – it’s not too late to be part of the fun! Contact Sister Jackie Fossler at 302-738-7496 for more information. The next meeting will be on Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Sister Jackie’s home.

NEC Friendship House Workshop on the Poor of New Castle County

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An Amazing Wednesday Night Series Begins Oct 26

Bill Perkins and Friendship House are presenting an amazing workshop on The Homeless and Poor of New Castle County.  What is it like to be homeless or just poor? Why are they homeless? What about that guy at the exit of the shopping center? What can we do better?  What resources are available? These and many other questions will be addressed by Bill Perkins and the staff of the Newark Empowerment Center (NEC) and Friendship House, Wilmington. Bill is the founder and director of Friendship House and has spent his entire lifetime working with the poor. He has put together a dynamic program that will engage and challenge you whether you have no experience or are a frequent volunteer. You won’t want to miss this.

The workshop is at Calvary Baptist Church, 215 E Delaware Ave, Newark (next to 7-11)  Please park on the 7-11 side of church.

The workshop begins this Wed, Oct 26, and continues 3 additional Wed evenings,   Nov, 2,9,16

Free dinner at 6 PM.  Workshop begins at 6:45 PM, all in the church fellowship hall.  Dinner this week is a hamburger bar.  You can come for dinner and workshop, or just the workshop.

The program concludes before 8 PM.

Many of you are regular volunteers at NEC or Code Purple and have been working with clients for years.  But there is so much to learn from these sessions.   This is a great opportunity to not only learn the needs of the poor and homeless, but to get into their minds and learn to understand from their prospective.  Bill has a wealth of knowledge.

The first session will be lead by Friendship House and NEC staff, and will focus on NEC and Newark specific needs.  Bill will join us for sessions 2,3,4.

Please consider inviting members of your congregation, and neighbors or colleagues.  What a great way to educate folks into the needs of our community.

You do not need to attend all of the sessions.  Can’t make opening night?   Join us later.  That’s okay.

PLEASE RSVP by email or call Tom Parkins on 302 731 8193.  Reply or call with your questions.

See you Wed evening.

Blessings,

Tom Parkins

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