Missions October 2011

posted Dec 18, 2014, 12:54 PM by Henry McTague

Make a Difference Through Missions

Missions activities provide you and your family a way to be directly involved in helping your neighbors both near and far. The schedule of activities for fall is jam packed with opportunities to make a difference.

Your first opportunity comes in a double dip on October 15th with the annual Crop Walk for Hunger and a public supper and program to raise dollars for Haiti. The Crop Walk will take place on October 15th and the route goes from the Lee Church down Lee Hill Road and back. This is an easy 2.5 mile hike that is suitable for family members of all ages. Missions Committee members will be in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour several weeks prior to the event to provide you with additional information and pledge forms. Pledges can also be made to the Lee Church walk by going online through the Crop Walk website. The walk starts at 9:00 AM. For additional details see Crop Walk Chair Melanie Banker.

Michelle Rhoads went to Haiti this summer and returned eager to continue support to this area which remains in great need. Michelle and crew will be putting on the regular October supper with an opportunity to remain for a program on Haiti and an opportunity to support ongoing efforts with much needed donations. Mark your calendar for the October 15th Church Supper.

The Lee Church continues to support the spiritual growth of a diverse UNH student population through support for Waysmeet. Once again we will be providing soup and cookies on the first and third weeks of each month. This comfort food will serve groups who come together for discussion, exploration and fellowship. Please help support this ministry by signing up on the Missions bulletin board to provide this food. Jan O’Donnell is chairing this effort on behalf of the Missions Committee and congregation.

The Neighbors in Need offering will be conducted in November. This year the focus is on feeding the hungry. There will be multiple ways to participate. Your Sunday bulletin will soon contain flyers explaining the program in more detail.

Congratulations to the UNH students who preserved thrown out items from departing students in May and recycled them by offering them to incoming students in late August. This highly successful effort saved tons of items from the trash stream. Lauren Banker kept the Missions Committee informed of this exciting new student-run effort.