The food locker is available year round to help Groton households in need of emergency food, especially now that summer is here and the children are not in school. Suggested donations include: canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna and chicken, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked beans, rice and instant potatoes. Donations can either be brought to the church Narthex (blue bin) or Groton Human Services at 2 Fort Hill Road, Groton. If you have fresh vegetables from your garden that you are willing to donate, bring them directly to Groton Human Services.
The PNC is asking for your help with replenishing their food pantry. They are low on the following items: pineapple, soups (chicken, beef, vegetable), chili, jelly, macaroni & cheese, pasta noodles. Their daily living closet is always in need of laundry detergent and dish soap. Please contact Jennifer @ Jennifer@thepnc.org. with questions.
Volunteers are needed to welcome new families from Afghanistan this year. The first is expected soon. Active recruitment is underway to assemble a team of several volunteers to prepare for their arrival, welcome them to New London, and provide ongoing help as they transition to life in their new community. The work is divided into two general areas (1) preparing for arrival and (2) ongoing activity. To learn how you can help welcome a refugee family, please attend a Thursday evening volunteer meetup which is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London. For additional information about Start Fresh, go to www.startfreshct.org.
Here’s hoping that everyone had a safe and wonderful summer. However, we soon will be getting back into a routine here at NBC with the following:
Senior Choir – practice will begin on Thursdays @ 7:15 pm in the choir room. New members are welcome and veteran members are encouraged to return. If you are interested in joining our Senior Choir, please contact Erin Wyman at 860-287-1666 or email@example.com.
Youth Choir – practice will begin on Sundays @ 11:15 am. We hope to see new faces this year. If you are a student in grades 3 to 12 and like to sing, we are looking forward to seeing you. Our choir rehearsals are each Sunday after worship and we sing in church every other Sunday. Erin Wyman is our choir director.
The Bible Study Group which is usually held each Wednesday morning @ 10 am at the Mystic River Homes Congregate, will not meet in September, but will resume on October 4.
The Prayer Shawl group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the Parlor. Please join us.