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**NEW**  TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR JUNE 23!!!  SEE DEBBIE FOR YOURS OR CALL THE OFFICE TO RESERVE YOUR MEALS.

Chicken BBQs:  Sunday, June 23, and Sunday October 13, 3PM-6PM.  We have secured Kauffman's BBQ Chicken again this year. We will be looking for sponsors for various items:  tickets, potatoes, applesauce, pepper cabbage, clam shell containers, rolls, butter, etc.  Watch your bulletins for updates!



*NEW**  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Greeters, Ushers and Liturgists.  Signup sheet is in the back of church.



April/May Mission:  We are collecting for God's Kitchen in Pottstown.  God’s Kitchen provides meals on Monday nights only, in the basement of Coventry Christian School, where the less fortunate and homeless in the area can come to eat, pray and are encouraged to help themselves to the clothing donations. We are asking folks to bring in 1 new package of men’s underwear (sizes M to XL), as well as any gently used clothing, accessories (belts, purses) and shoes (men’s, women’s & children’s).  Please drop your smaller items in the basket at back of church.  For larger items, such as coats, shoes and purses, please contact Paula E.



Mission Committee:  St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter:  Week of May 6-10.  St. Mary's serves families in our community who are experiencing homelessness. The shelter supports them along their journey to find stability, independence and a place to call home.  St. Mary’s believes that families should stay together and they work to ensure that during the most difficult times in their lives the families can do just that.  With the help of generous volunteers, St. Mary's serves over 25% of the approximate 100 homeless families in Chester County each year.  St. Vincent UCC is one of these generous volunteers! Twice a year (May and December) we offer meals to the families at the shelter. There is a signup sheet in the back of the church.  Not able to cook but would like to contribute, a monetary donation for pizza or any kind of takeout works just as well! 



Special Memorial Day Service:  Sunday, May 26, at Parkerford Baptist Church, 92 Baptist Church Road, Parker Ford, PA 19457 



Holiday Bazaar: November 9, at St. Vincent UCC.  We are planning to hold a church bazaar on the same Saturday as the other churches “on the Ridge.”  We are looking for vendors to rent tables. We will be selling light fare from the kitchen, soup, cookies, jams, jellies. Check your attics and basements for any jelly or quart jars that you would be willing to donate.  Also watch the yard sales and flea markets for treasures to sell.  St. Vincent will have a table.  If you or someone you know knits, crochets, crafts, etc. and would be willing to make some things to be sold on our church table, everything is welcome!  Handmade/homemade items are always a big seller. Dish cloths, scrubbies, hot pads, and the like, blankets, small crafts, needle works, etc.  Questions?  Please contact Debbie R, Brenda M or Linda Gl with any questions.


Thanks

  • Bulletins this week are sponsored by Linda G in honor of her Mom's 90th birthday.
  • Easter season flowers are sponsored by Paula & Scott E in honor of their grandchildren.