Current Outreach Activities
Food Pantry Collection
Each month, we collect food items requested by A Servant's Heart Food Pantry on Franklin Street in Melrose. Founded in 1996, A Servant's Heart regularly supplies much-needed food to 150 families.
We ask that contributions be brought on any Sunday of a given month and left at the back of the sanctuary. Contributions brought earlier should be left in the collection bin in the lower entryway near the church office. And please check the items you're giving to ensure their expiration dates haven't passed.
Something to think about as you shop:
“Food insecurity has been linked to myriad health problems in adults and children. Now, a new report puts a dollar figure on the annual cost of hunger in Massachusetts: $2.4 billion.
“The estimate comes from a new report by the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Children’s HealthWatch, a nonpartisan network of pediatricians and researchers. Using evidence on hunger in peer-review journals and medical analyses, the report aims to tally costs of medical treatment, special education, and lost work associated with the problem.”
Margaret Sippell, Correspondent, Boston Globe, 2/13/2018
Feeding Ministry -- Bread of Life dinners
Bread of Life Dinner
The next date for the Bread of Life Feeding Ministry is Wednesday, August 21st. We buy, prepare, and serve the dinner, then clean up afterward. Dinners are being served temporarily at the First Baptist Church, on the corner of Salem and Main Streets in Malden. Donations of money and time are needed. Two volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen beginning at 4 P.M., then an additional two - four are needed beginning at 5:15 P.M. to help serve the meal and clean up.
The coordinator for this dinner is Carol Rosseland. If you are able to help, please contact Carol at 617-899-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Habitat for Humanity Work Day
We volunteered with the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity. We spent the day lending a hand as MVHH renovated the former St. Patrick’s Convent at 100 Parker Street in Lawrence into 10 safe, affordable condominium-style homes.