Westmoreland United Church,

An Open & Affirming church of the

United Church of Christ.

Pentecost Sunday and the Season after, 2022


St. Francis of Assisi wrote in 1225:


"Let all things their creator bless,

And worship God in humbleness,

O praise God! Alleluia!"



This is part of why we gather on Sundays. And another piece of why we gather is expressed in a different verse:


"And all you ones of tender heart,

Forgiving others, take your part, O sing ye! Alleluia!

Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,

Praise God and on God cast your care!"



So in our daily lives and when we gather for Sunday worship services, we pray for healing and peace in our lives, our community, and the world.

And we remember and give thanks for God's steadfast presence night and day.

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For Sunday worship services we gather in person in the Brick Church at 10 am (masked and distanced).

These services are also "zoomed" - please email the church for the bulletin and link.


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Saturday, June 4 from 9 am to 1 pm

Book and plant (and more) sale

Downstairs of Fellowship Hall.

Please join the Westmoreland United Church and the United Church of Christ in showing our support for the Ukrainian people. All donations we receive for Ukraine will be sent to the UCC’s Ukraine Relief Effort. Please write “Ukraine” in the check memo line.

We receive food donations for Joan's Pantry, located in Chesterfield, as an ongoing ministry of the church to feed the hungry. There is a box in the Church lobby labeled for them for donations.

We also collect items for Hundred Nights in Keene who provide "shelter and crisis related services to the displaced or homeless." ( https://hundrednightsinc.org/help-us/wish-list/ )

There is a box in the Church lobby labeled for them for donations.

Their UPDATED January 26, 2022 Wish List (still current as of 06022022):


ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED OR NEEDED AT THIS TIME:

1. Hand-knit mittens, scarves, or hats (due to pandemic concerns)

2. Hand sanitizer, facemasks, and blankets – we are stocked full!

3. Men’s or women’s clothing – we are stocked full!!!

ITEMS MOST NEEDED AT THIS TIME: (listed by urgency)

WINTER GEAR:

1. Thermal Long Underwear (Men & Women – all sizes, especially Bottoms)

2. Waterproof Winter Boots Men’s size 8.5 (1 pair)

3. Backpacks

5. Hand and Foot Warmers

6. Waterproof, Insulated Gloves (Thinsulate brand at Ocean State!)

7. Warm Socks (Not Cotton and High-Rise preferred)

SHELTER / RESOURCE CENTER SUPPLIES:

1. Paper Towels, Toilet Paper

2. Bottled Water

3. Laundry Soap (HE), Spray Air Freshener

4. Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags (13, 30, and 55 gallon bags)

5. Disinfecting wipes, Handi-wipes

6. Spray bottles

FOOD & CUTLERY:

1. Plastic or Paper Plates, Cups, and Bowls

2. Sturdy Plastic Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons) and Napkins

3. Microwavable Mac ‘n Cheese cups and Cup Ramen Noodles

4. Canned Goods with Easy-Open Pull Tabs (soup, tuna, ravioli, etc.)

5. Powdered Creamer, Sugar, Ground Coffee

6. Hot Chocolate Mix and Drink Mixes (lemonade, ice tea, Tang)

7. Breakfast Cereals, Jelly, Ketchup, and Mayonnaise

8. Vegetarian and Low Sodium Soups and Stews

9. Sliced Deli Meats and individually-wrapped Cheese Slices

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS:

1. Razors (with multiple blades)

2. Hairbrushes, Combs, and Hair Ties

3. Body Wash, Bars of Soap

4. Shampoo & Conditioner (Full Size)

5. Deodorant, Shaving Cream (travel size)

6. Unscented Hand Lotion, Body Lotion

7. Lip Balm, Q-Tips (travel size), Kleenex (travel size)

8. Medicated Foot Powder

9. Tampons

CLOTHING:

1. Lightweight Jackets, Rain Jackets, and Rain Ponchos

2. Belts (all sizes)

3. Footwear (Boots and Sneakers, all sizes)

4. Women’s Bras (Used or New)

5. Women’s Panties and Men’s Boxers (all sizes) **NEW**

6. Men’s Jeans (especially sizes 30-38 Waist and 30-36 Length)

Please do not bring in opened packages/containers of product or food – they can’t use it.



9 South Village Common,

P. O. Box 214

Westmoreland,

New Hampshire 03467

603-399-4880

Email addresses:

westmoreland@myfairpoint.net

or

westmorelandunitedchurchnh@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/WestmorelandUnitedChurch


The church's virtual yardsale is on facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/Virtual-Yard-Sale-Westmoreland-United-Church-199621850722207

As the United Church of Christ likes to say,

"No matter who you are, no matter where you are in life's journey, ALL are welcome here!"