Your WUMC Outreach Committee extends their "thanks" for your support.
Approx. 200 meals were distributed curbside on Saturday, May 9th at our annual Spring pork dinner. Several changes from the norm took place; a comfort food meal, masked servers and guests. However, many things were the same; WUMC members working together to make it happen and the financial generosity of our dinning guests.
Kudos to the Arvanitis family; Tracy, John, Young John (our pork expert) and Lucy for their culinary talents.
Many thanks to all for such a wonderful event. I did miss the "hugs" however!
(Basic Items for Toddler Success)
Babies and toddlers need simple educational toys to help stimulate successful development. This is an added expense that low income families are unable to afford. Therapists working with The Wish Project leave these toys in the home of their clients for the child and parent to play and practice with between visits. Last year 800+ bags were given to families residing in the Merrimack Valley. If you would like to participate in this service "opportunity", please drop off your donation in the BITS box located in the Narthex before March 13. Basic Items for Toddler Success include: new rubber ducks, chalk, coloring books, crayons (please, no Dollar Store crayons), board books, bubbles, small beach balls and infant toys for 3 year olds and under. If you have any questions regarding this local mission, please speak with Betsy Peterson; contact info - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone (978) 657 - 0355.30 Hr. Famine "Sock" Drive
In support of the upcoming 30 Hr. Famine, donated "white" socks collected will be distributed to those in need. . .
The Wish Project
St. Paul's Soup Kitchen
Lowell Transitional Living Center (Homeless Shelter)
Donations may be left in the drop off box located in the downstairs foyer. Thank You for making a difference in the lives of others.
50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Download this Event Flyer
from our Online Library.
April 22, 2020 Social Concerns will be organizing some events and activities as we are reminded of our duty to protect God's creation. As COVID-19 changes our in-person plans, we will be developing virtual ones! The Earth Day art exhibit will still happen, but perhaps a bit later than we planned. If you are sheltered in place, this is a great time to write, draw, sew, sing, paint or craft your thoughts celebrating God's creation, and to contemplate our responsibility to protect and preserve.
Project #1: Spring is on the way! Each day go or look outside and notice one thing that is a sign of spring - crocuses, birds, peepers, budding trees, the first bugs hatching out! What great reminders of the renewal that spring brings, and the beauty and intricacy of God's world. Watch for more upcoming news and activities!