There is a great need for food products at the Common Pantry. Please bring non -perishable foods and put them in the box in the narthex. This can include soups, pasta and sauces, cereal, peanut butter, crackers, and any other non-perishable foods you can find. Thank you.
Hands Across the Table
Many thanks to all the folks who helped make the March meal a big success. We had over 120 folks eating. Our next meal is at St. Andre Bessette on Wednesday, May 14th. We will now be doing the second Wednesday of every other month at this new location. A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall. Please help us continue with this mission outreach.
God's peace, Barb Madden
Video and Sound System
We are in need of help with the video system. We are getting the bugs of the new computer figured out and it is not hard to run the computer, sound system, or the cameras. If you think you would like to see what it's about let Kathy Smith know before/after church. Or you can call her at 524-1330, or email - kathy- email@example.com. She will be happy to set up a time to go over what to do.
Helping will not mean that we need you to do it every Sunday; if we can get more people involved the less work for everyone. There have been people who have come to check out our church after seeing us on TV, so this is an important ministry. Also the sermons are now shown on YouTube and on our website. Come enjoy the fun.
￼Dear First UMC of Laconia-Gilford:
Thank you for your gift of $ 50.00 to Imagine No Malaria supporting the United Methodist
Church's commitment to eliminate malaria as a major source of death and suffering in Africa by 2015. Your support serves as an example of how we are living Christ's call to heal the sick and help those in need.
Imagine No Malaria includes continued bed net distributions, community education pro- grams with medical outreach training, radio communications programs reaching remote areas with vital information, and programs that strengthen clinics and hospitals to better diagnose and treat malaria.
Thank you for your generosity. Please continue to pray for our work and those we serve. Peace and Joy!
Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, Chair, UMC Global Health Initiative.
UMCOR Thank You
Dear Friend in Mission:
Thank you for partnering with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
Through your gifts, you are helping to provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupts life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. Through the compassion and solidarity of faithful friends like you, UMCOR is able to provide com- fort to those impacted by disasters, food for the hungry, and healthcare to those who otherwise would have none. One hundred percent of your gift through The Advance, the designated giving channel of the United Methodist church, will go directly to the people who need it most. Thank you for giving so generously.
￼Imagine No Malaria
You can find out more about UMCOR's work by visiting our website at www.umcor.org. Grace and Peace,
Roland Fernandes, General Treasurer UMCOR, General Board of Global Ministries
and Shawn Bakker
Deputy General Secretary, Communications and Development
At FUMC or mission outreach is very important to us. Following is a quick list of the areas we are involved in now and in the past.
What we are working on now.
- Wanakee Camp Scholarships
Hands Across the Table, a Tuesday Free night dinner in Laconia. This meal is supported by many community church's and organizations for anyone who needs a meal or needs company
Friendly Kitchen lunch at the Salvation Army in Laconia
Imagine No Malaria program through UMCOR, Collection of old shoes that are then refurbished and sent to people in need in Africa and they also donate to the .
In the Past