Bel Air Nursing Home
We hold a monthly Bible Study at Bel Air Nursing Home
with the residents.
One Sunday per quarter (in January, April, July and October) our
10:00 am service is held with the residents at Bel Air Nursing Home.
See Calendar for Actual Quarterly Dates.
Christmas Clothing Drive
We collect new clothing items for men and women
socks, cardigan sweaters, pajama bottoms, shawls, slipper socks
Gentry Used - no tears or stains Women's, Men's and Children's
Pants, Capri's, Shorts
Dressess, Skirts, Skorts
Boots, Shoes, Sneakers
Belts, Pocket Books
Hats, Mittens, Gloves, Scarves
"Neighbor to Neighbor" & "Weekend Food Program for Children"
Personal car items - shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene, diapers
Fresh meat - separate arrangements will be made to donate in you are interested.
Pop tops from cans can be saved and donated to the Bektach Shriners in Concord, NH.
The tabs are sold to a recycling company and the money collected is used to fund
transportation for needy children to and from the Shriners Hospitals. A system made up of
22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty
care. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate
are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment regardless of
the patients' ability to pay.
On August 24th Hillside UMC, Kids4Peace, and local volunteers came together as part of the Peace Pole Project. Pastor Durwood and eight speakers, one per language written on the Peace Pole, shared personal stories and witness about the power of peace. No matter what language the message was the same: May Peace Prevail on Earth.
Included in the dedication were representatives of the 2014 Kids4Peace - New Hampshire Chapter: Rabbi Robin Nafshi of Temple Beth Jacob, Concord, NH, Lola Ackerman from Temple Beth Jacob, Concord, and Tyler Baker of Bow Mills United Methodist Church. Kids4Peace is an interfaith youth movement founded in Jerusalem in 2002. Their mission is to build interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace and empower a movement for change (click here to learn more about Peace4Kids).
Blessings and Thanks to everyone who participated in this dedication:
* All who attended
* All of our speakers
* Korean - Kil Lee, Bedford, NH
* French - Cindy Dandrea, New Boston, NH
* Arabic - Ahmad Aissa, Aissa Sweets Concord, NH
* Spanish - Reverend Geisa Matos-Machuca, 1st United Methodist Church, Manchester, NH
* Norwegian - Harry Tobiason, Nashua, NH
* Hebrew - Rabbi Robin Nafshi, Temple Beth Jacob, Concord, NH
* Swahili - Honore Murenzi, with New American Africans
* English - Lola Ackerman and Tyler Baker
* All who volunteered to be greeters and stewards
* Our Facilitators - Church Council
* The pole designers and builders - Kurt Lauer, Roz and Jerry Spiller
* Luncheon - Roz and her faithful feeders of the Grateful Fed.
* Mersedeh Netto - Peace Cake Creator
* Our language plate sponsors
* Roz and Jerry Spiller - Spanish - In Memory of Eleanor A. Darby Stearns (Roz's Mom)
* Kurt and Toby Lauer - Norwegian - In Memory of Olaug Tobiason (Toby's Mom)
* Pauline Harden - French
* Betsy Dixon - English
* Nancy Garneau - Hebrew
* Murrary and Barbra McKay - Arabic & Swahili
* Pastor Durwood - Korean - In Memory of his wife, Jean
* All who spread the word
June 28th was the 35th Annual David French Goffstown Gallop. This is a 5.2 mile race that begins and ends at the Recreation Building. The course is mostly flat with a quarter mile hill around mile 2.75. When the runners returned to the Recreation Building they were greeted with cheers and refreshments for their hard work finishing the race.
Proverbs 11:25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.