What an amazing pantry day we had in December! We distributed 1,300 lbs. of food, paper products and cleaning supplies in a single day! We served 30 households. Thank you to all our dedicated do-nors and volunteers who helped feed those in need.

Our Hope Pantry is always looking for a few good volunteers. Once a month you will have an opportunity to sign up and help our neighbors. On the day before our pantry, six volunteers are needed at 1:00 pm for about one and one half hours to unload and stock bread and produce. Then the rolling pantry shelves are put in place for Saturday, and we prepare the shopping bags.

On Saturday, eight volunteers are needed to shop with our clients, weigh the bags and help them to the cars. Helpers need to arrive by 9:50, and we should be closed up by 12:30. Please consider helping with this rewarding mission.

We, as a church, and each one of us individually, are blessed to be able to support our neighbors, and this mission returns so much to all of us. We hope that you have the opportunity to participate in this ongoing project, as we continue to grow HOPE as a pantry and an extension of our church.

We will continue to need your support to keep the pantry stocked. Your donations of paper towels, toilet tissue, tooth paste, bar soap, shampoo, laundry, and dish detergent are very helpful.


Please see p14 of the January Newsletter



  Parenting Class


Mondays, February 4 –March 4

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Two Ways to Register:




$5.00 per family includes book and childcare.

Participants who complete the class and receive a Certificate of Completion at the last session will also receive a $20 gas card.


*Facing financial challenges? No parent will be turned away from a CARE parenting program.


It is CARE’s policy that refunds will not be issued after the start of the first session.


More information is available at this link




Seniors Group

The Seniors Group (55+) will be having their annual Christmas party at the Gazebo Banquet Hall on Monday, December 10th. Please see Joe or Ida for info.




Other on-going Activities



Bowling started in September - anyone wishing to join please contact Tim Cole, Donna Canu or Jerry Marr. It’s not too late to join.



EVERY MONDAY and WEDNESDAY from 3 to 4 pm. Both men and women are welcome to join this on-going class. Cost is $1.00 per person per class. The instructor is from the Arthritis Foundation.



We're always looking for help on the sound board; it would require some training. If this seems interesting to you, please talk to Jim on Sunday or call him.



Please join us in welcoming our new Choir Director, Deborah Frontczak.


We are always looking for more singers to join the Choir; we have a place for you. You are most welcome,


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