First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

We are a church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors

Wanakee Work Days

Wanakee Work Days
Mark your calendars: May 6, 2017 and June 3, 2017. Wanakee will need your help to get ready for another great year of camping for our children and youth.

Nursery Help

Help Needed in Nursery
Due to the dedication of Stephen Read, there is always an attendant in our church nursery on Sunday mornings. Stephen has offered to be in the nursery each Sunday; however, the safe sanctuary rule states that we should always have two attendants. Stephen already has a list of faithful volunteers for the nursery, but we need a few more. If you enjoy being with young children and would feel comfortable if someone arrived with a baby to care for, please let either Stephen (393-6436 or 524-1312) or Nancy Morley (524-2580) know of your willingness to help.

Lots of Thanks

Fourteen church volunteers contributed energy and time during Spring Church-wide Work Day on Friday, May 15th, and subsequent days. Our church volunteers were joined by six students from our local Laconia Christian Academy plus their teacher, carrying out a community service day. Here's a recap of what was accomplished:

    •  Raked a ton of leaves and debris off the rear embankment
    •  Removed leaves and dead issue from the gardens
    •  Spruced up the playground
    •  Cleaned sand off the pavement
    •  Pruned the large spruce tree in the front yard
    •  Removed and stacked winter's fallen limbs for later wood chipping
    •  And.....did you notice the newly sanded and repainted front doors?

The Volunteers were Nick Adel, Carl & Lorraine Gebhardt, Tom Getchell-Lacey, Barbara Mad-den, Sue Shelton, Gail Tapply, Sharon Walden, Paul Weston, Dave Witham, Jack & Shirley Woodward,and Joel & Rachel Young
After the work was done, everyone enjoyed pizza!
We take pride in keeping our church grounds looking attractive and safe. The Trustees do very much appreciate the collective efforts.

Belknap House Volunteers needed

Belknap House will create safe shelter for homeless families in Belknap County, NH during the cold weather months of October through April. With your support, the shelter will become a reality. Please partner with us through these volunteer opportunities.
This is to keep you informed of volunteer opportunities associated with Belknap House – Belknap County’s Homeless Shelter for Families. Please share and forward this to your friends and associates that might have an interest in doing community service work for Belknap House.

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St. Vincent de Paul Society Needs Your Help

Volunteers Needed
The St. Vincent de Paul Society in Laconia is looking for "a few good men and women" who would like to volunteer to help us in our mission to assist those in need in the Lakes Re-gion. As many of you know, we are an all-volunteer organization. We've never paid any sala-ries or wages in our almost 25 years.
Specifically, we are in need of cashiers and telephone operators for our thrift store, food pick-up people (with strong backs) for our food pantry, and amateur social workers for our financial assistance program. We welcome volunteers of all faiths who would like to do some community service for as many hours a week as they would like to give.
If anyone is interested or has questions, have them contact Erika Johnson at 524-5470 or 494-3991. They can also stop in at St. Vincent de Paul on Union Avenue next to Mac-Donald's, but let me know first so I can make sure I'm there. Many thanks for your help.
Erika Johnson, President
St. Vincent de Paul Society

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