First Church's Women's Spirituality group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month to discuss readings which we have chosen to explore life, spirituality and faith. We meet in the Eunoia room from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and simultaneously via Zoom. Watch the weekly word for updates. Newcomers are welcome! If you would like to join us for the first time, or wish more information, please contact AmyAlison at: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Church continues to set up apartments for incoming CIRI refugees with our partner churches. We recently set up apartments in New Haven and Bridgeport for families and individuals from Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Ethiopia. If you would like to help our efforts, you can donate your time (cleaning and setting up apartments), supplies (we are especially in need of paper blinds), and furniture (bedside tables are our greatest need)! Contact Nikki at email@example.com for more information on how you can get involved.
YOU CAN HELP!
Deliver Non-Perishable Food, Diapers, Checks, and Gift Cards to Wakeman Hall
By Thursday Noon for delivery
to the Food Pantry at Mercy Learning Center on Friday Morning!!
These are basic items that will help right now:
· bags of rice and bags of any type of dried beans, lentils, etc.
· tomato paste, tomato sauce, or diced tomatoes
· oatmeal, cream of wheat, corn meal,
· pasta, cooking oil, flour
· powdered or evaporated milk
· canned meats, canned fruit, canned vegetables
· toilet paper, bars of soap, other toiletries
· Diapers: sizes 4, 5, and especially 6
· Gift cards: Stop and Shop, Shop Rite, Walgreens, CVS
· Financial Donations: Mail to First Church, check payable to Mercy Learning Center.
Welcome the Stranger
First Church CIRI Refugee Donations The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) is receiving refugees for resettlment. We are collecting home supplies to help welcome our new neighbors as they arrive and settle into their homes.
The SignUp Genius can be accessed here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E45A9AE2EA2FF2-ciri
Items can be dropped off or shipped to Julie Mughal, 196 Woods End Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 (most people use Amazon or Walmart sites if they are internet shopping for the goods.)
We are also in need of end tables. If you have any to donate, please contact me directly - Julie Mughal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your help; your donations are greatly appreciated!