First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

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2018 Lenten 40 Days of Giving


    Last year was the first time we did the Lenten 40 Days of Giving, and this year we are going to do it again! You are invited to make this Lent a time to give. Last year we collected 1,343 items plus a lot of trial size personal care prod- ucts. These many items went to New Beginnings, Carey House & the Salvation Army Food Pantry, Belknap House, Community Action Program Food Pantry, Saint Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, and the Vineyard Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. Let’s see if we can do this again! You are challenged to donate one item everyday for the 40 days of Lent.

Items being collected include the following:

Non-perishable Food items: Canned Meat, vegetables, soups, and fruit, macaroni & cheese or rice, baked beans, spaghetti sauce, boxed hot and cold cereals, hot chocolate mix, juice, peanut butter, pasta, tea, coffee, canned milk, etc. Please, no glass jars of any kind.
    Personal Care items: Shampoo, bath soap, disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant, Toilet Paper, etc.
    Baby Care Items: diapers in all sizes, baby shampoo, formula, baby face cloths, baby wipes etc.

    Household Items: laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent etc.
    The collected items will be sent to local food pantries, Belknap House, and New Beginnings and other charitable organizations.  Anyone wishing to donate in this way is welcome to bring in your items each Sunday of Lent. If you can’t get here on Sunday you can drop them off during the week from 8:30 AM until 12 Noon. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (603) 524-3289.

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