The Mission Committee met on September 10 and got right back to work after the summer break.  During the summer, we had the collection envelopes for the UCC Strengthen the Church campaign in the pews.  We hope everyone had a chance to contribute.
This month we were able to give support to the Pembroke Food Pantry, the Friends of Pembroke Community Fund, Seafarers Friends, the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless, and the Firehouse Food Pantry.  Many thanks to all!
We are holding a special collection for Hurricane Relief in Fellowship Hall after church.  Please contribute and take a specially labeled water bottle as a thank you!  The money will be sent to the UCC fund for disaster relief.  Ninety-five cents of each dollar donated goes directly towards aid.
You may remember that in the spring we collect for Hygiene Kits and for blankets.  These kinds of natural disasters are what these items are needed for.  In 2016 Church World Service distributed 237,659 kits and blankets!
Please don’t forget our basket for the military just outside the door to the sanctuary!
Also, soon we will be starting a collection of children’s pajamas.  More information will be coming soon.
The entire team thanks everyone for all of your support.