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2019 Diaper Drive – Sunday, September 29

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

Collecting diapers Sunday, September 29.

National Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 23 to September 29.  Did you know

  • Many Metrowest families struggle to buy diapers–up to 3,000 families in Natick and Framingham alone.
  • A family needs up to $80 a month for diapers per child—an average of 50 diaper changes per week over 3 years.
  • Government programs don’t cover the cost of diapers.
  • Many parents are forced to re-use diapers or leave their child in a soiled diaper longer than appropriate.  This can adversely affect the health and welfare of infants, toddlers and their families.
  • Many families have to decide between food, medicine, and clean babies.
  • Without diapers, babies cannot attend daycare or early childhood programs.

In 2018 we donated diapers to this worthy cause.  Once again let’s help provide Metrowest families in financial distress with diapers for their infants and toddlers to keep them clean, dry and healthy.

On Sunday September 29, please bring a package of diapers to church– sizes 5 and 6 are in high need.  Opened packages your child has outgrown are fine.  We will donate collected diapers to the Diaper Project at A Place To Turn located at 99 Hartford St. in Natick.  In FY 2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019), they distributed 82,800 diapers to 1109 families.  For further information, contact Eve Benda, Coordinator, Diaper Project at A Place To Turn, 508-872-7125.

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Sunday Service: “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Uncategorized, Worship Services

Service led by FPS members Ashley and Jerry Taylor.

A reflection on faith, mothers, shelves, and door-bell ditching.

Ashley and Jerry Taylor’s greatest accomplishment has been making four real humans, whom they love inordinately. They grew up in Utah and Idaho, respectively, and moved to Sudbury in August. They might never leave.

Today they will share some thoughts about their own spiritual journey as they’ve explored beyond the faith tradition of their youth.

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Women’s Alliance Rummage Sale, Sat April 13 9:30-1:30

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

A tradition going way back. Great buys on used clothes, books, music, kitchenware, and other stuff, lovingly sorted and displayed by our own Women’s Alliance.

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Important Upcoming Dates

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Upcoming Dates Spring 2019 as of April 11

 

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Interested in Helping Hop Brook Protection Association?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hop Brook Protection Association is looking for new leadership, and in the
unfortunate event that they are unable to find volunteers, they have
voted to dissolve the organization after 32 years of protecting Hop
Brook.

Read more here.

HBPA Invitation

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Women’s Alliance Spring Rummage Sale is less than two weeks away–April 13 9:30-1:30

Posted by on Mar 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

So far about eighteen people have volunteered to help out before, during and after the Women’ Alliance rummage sale, which takes place Saturday April 13 from 9:30-1:30.  This includes three men who have committed to helping us set up the tables on Wednesday at 10. We hope some people who are available to help set up will also help lug stuff from Classroom 3 downstairs up to the Parish Hall.  And we need strong people also to put away the tables after the sale is over.

Between Wednesday and Friday afternoon there will be sorting, sorting and MORE sorting–of clothing, household goods, office supplies, CDs, DVDs, books, puzzles, games and more.  We could certainly use a few more people for this overwhelming task, if you haven’t signed up yet.  And then there is a need for a few more people to come at 1:30 to get the leftovers ready for the Salvation Army pickup (at 2) and to sweep the floor.

The Women’s Alliance recently bought the new fridge when we needed one ASAP, and have committed to buying the stove when the kitchen is redone.  This sale makes that and many other grants possible, as well as helping to defray the cost of our retreats and other programs for members.

Please contact Peg Espinola if you haven’t done so yet, and would like to volunteer.  Oh, and remember, volunteers get to buy THEIR bags of rummage ($5/a grocery bag) and fill them before the sale begins.

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