Mission Ministry News
Loaves & Fishes
Our monthly Loaves and Fishes offering will take place on the first Sunday of the month. Suggested items to contribute are: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, baked beans, macaroni & cheese, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, canned fruit, pasta, tomato sauce, tuna, and/or personal-sized toiletries. When you shop, please try to remember a few extra items in your cart for those in need. Thank you.
Holiday Family Meal Baskets
Our work to provide Holiday Family Meal Baskets for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons is now well underway and needs your participation!
We recognize that, in many ways, these continue to be very challenging times and so this year, we have made an initial Brookside commitment to provide 48 meals for local families for the Thanksgiving holiday, a smaller amount than last year. However, given the expressed need from those in our community, we truly hope that we will be able to commit to providing more holiday meal baskets for the Christmas holiday. Last year, we served 140 families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
We encourage you to sign up in Fellowship Hall on Sundays to provide non-perishable foods or to consider donating the much-needed funds that equate to a holiday meal basket. This year we have grouped baskets into small (providing a meal for families with 1 – 3 people), medium (providing a meal for families with 4 – 7 people) and large baskets (providing a meal for families with 8 – 11 people).
On Saturday morning, November 23, we invite you to help in the basket setup (check with Mission Ministry for exact time) and on Sunday, November 24 we look forward to everyone’s participation in filling the Thanksgiving baskets together in Fellowship Hall and preparing them for pickup.
Brookside has a wonderful tradition of working together to provide Holiday Meals for families and we appreciate your involvement and commitment in this “all church” effort to serve those in our immediate community by providing something very special at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you to you all!
20th Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast
Tuesday, November 26th, 7:15-9:00am
Brookside Mission Ministry encourages all who are able, to participate in support of the important work done by New Horizons for NH. Your purchase of a ticket, and attendance at the breakfast extends help to so many throughout the greater Manchester area. All proceeds from this Breakfast will benefit the New Horizons soup kitchen, homeless shelter, food pantry and Angie’s Shelter for Women. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.newhorizonsfornh.org.
Guest speakers: Alex Walker, Senior VP of Operations and Strategic Development, Catholic Medical Center, Governor John Lynch and an alumnus of Angie's Shelter for Women.
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