Vigil for Peace on the Sudbury Common
October marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As an interfaith expression of this observance in our community, the Sudbury Clergy Association invites the members of the Sudbury and surrounding congregations to join us on Sunday, October 1st at 6:30pm for a candle light vigil on the Sudbury common. Let us stand together as one in peace and remembrance for all who have fallen victim to violence and for those who are at risk each moment of every day. Interim Pastor Rev. Tom Forster-Smith and Director of Christian Education, Matt Crane, will be participating in the leadership of the event. For more information, speak to either of them between now and October 1, or contact them at their PCIS e-mail address.
Come bring your beloved pet to an animal blessing at Sudbury United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 15!
Sudbury United Methodist Church
251 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury
Sunday, October 15, at 1:00 p.m.
Did you know that one out of every four people who is homeless is a child? Or, that families with children make up 40% of the people in this country who are homeless? Family homelessness is a national problem.
The week of October 22-29 is Family Promise Week. Our local Affiliate, Family Promise Metrowest is one of 207 programs across the country uniting the faith community to help children and their families who are homeless. Family Promise Week will raise awareness about the issue as well as celebrate the service of our congregation and others to serve our brothers and sisters in need. You can participate in Family Promise Week by signing up to volunteer, telling others about Family Promise Metrowest or joining us in celebration at Keep the Promise: a Food Tasting and Auction on Saturday, October 28. www.familypromisemetrowest.org
.CRANE - a new community resource
The Sudbury Lincoln Community Resource Awareness Network (CRANE) has been created as a community. CRANE's mission is to provide Sudbury and Lincoln families with coordinated access to education, support, prevention and intervention services that help raise healthy, resilient youth. Visit their new website for more information at www.cranehelp.org.
Sudbury Community Food Pantry
Volunteers needed at the Sudbury Community Food Pantry. The food pantry serves on average 50-60 families per week from 52 cities and towns. Eleven percent are from Sudbury. Due to summer vacations and some of our regular volunteers moving out of town, the Sudbury Food Pantry is seeking volunteers to help distribute food during open hours on Tuesdays (12:00pm –2:30pm) or Thursdays (12:00pm –2:30pm) at Our Lady of Fatima church. Distributors will escort clients through the pantry and assist with item selection. This job requires some standing and reaching. On average a distributor works once a month. Can you give a few hours a month to help our community members in need? Please contact Cindy Simon (978) 443-4373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sudbury Food Pantry is also seeking volunteers to help register clients during open hours on Tuesdays (11:30am – 2:30pm) or Thursdays (11:30am – 2:30pm) at Our Lady of Fatima church. This job is done while seated, and no standing or lifting are required. Please contact Cindy Simon (978)443-4373 or email@example.com.