87 Church Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
Phone: 978.658.4519
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Outreach

Our mission The mission of the Outreach Committee is to provide fulfilling opportunities to serve others while growing in our faith and modeling Christian love.
st. pauls soup kitchen
DWELLING PLACE UPDATE
Thank you to the congregation for providing food and serving at the Dwelling Place in July. We know it is a time when many are vacationing, and we appreciate those who step up to provide food to those in need. We served a record number of guests...39. Fortunately, we had enough food for all!

Thanks to Miriam-Esther Circle for serving the Dwelling Place in August. Many, many thanks go out to Hannah Circle who filled in for another group and served on Saturday August 11th.

Judith Circle assisted by Magdalene Circle is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17.

"THANK YOU" FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
On behalf of your WUMC Outreach Committee, we gratefully "thank" ALL who helped to fill the needs of our St. Paul's Soup Kitchen dinner guests during these past summer months. WUMC continues to be responsible for the following dates; September 10th ( 2nd Monday) and September 25th (4th Tuesday) Please check out the sign-up sheet posted on the Outreach bulletin board located in the Narthex. We are always in need of purchased items (i.e., milk, bread), entree's and dessert preparation as well as servers. If you have any questions regarding this program, please see an Outreach member.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Outreach will host our 4th Annual Feast of St. Paul's smorgasbord dinner on Saturday evening, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Our menu selection offers a sampling of some of the favorite dishes enjoyed by our St. Paul's guests. There is something for everyone: Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Broccoli and Ziti, Lazy Lasagna, Ham and Potato Casserole, Salad, Broccoli Apple Salad, Pudding Poke Cake, Rice Krispie Treats, Cookies and Beverages. No one should walk away hungry! Tickets are available at the church office or by calling (978) 658 - 4519. Members of Outreach will also have tickets on hand. Dinner cost will be a "free will donation". Since there are no meal expenses (Outreach members donating the meal), ALL proceeds will be used to help defray meal expenses at the Soup Kitchen. These funds are particularly helpful during the summer months when so many of our volunteers are on vacation and meal needs are purchased. So, please mark your calendar! Be sure to get your tickets early so we know you are coming! We want to make sure we have enough food on hand. Come, join us for an evening of good food and fellowship!

PERSONAL NOTE - YARD SALE TO BENEFIT THE WISH PROJECT
On Saturday, September 8th, I will be on the church lawn peddling wares from The Wish Project formerly of Lowell. As you are perhaps aware, Wish is in the process of moving. To minimize costly packing and storage of warehouse goods, I have been given items to sell that we have never before offered. In addition to our traditional decorative household goods, there will be small appliances, new toys, new infant/ toddler/children clothing (many with the tags still attached), winter coats, hats, gloves and mittens. I am still collecting items, so, please come, browse and make a purchase or two. ALL proceeds will benefit the mission of The Wish Project; helping to provide low-income families with life's basic needs. Our rain date will be the following Saturday, the 15th (we won't need it I'm sure). NOTE: All saleable goods are directly from The Wish Project. I am NOT soliciting items for sale.

ADDITIONAL NOTE:
Due to a substantial increase in inventory, additional help is needed. If you are an early riser and would like to help us empty boxes, please let me know if you are able to join us at 7:00 a.m. as we prepare for the day. If you can give us a few hours during the day to help with sales, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Betsy Peterson