The December 11 Friendly Friday was a great success! Eleven families donated enough regular size toiletries to fill a big basket for the Fall Mountain Food Shelf. We also made over sixty “Blessing Bags” with travel-size toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, conditioner and lotion donated by church members, families, Bowman Dental and Holiday Inn Express in Keene. Twenty kids in attendance, age three to twelve, decorated slips of paper expressing blessing to go in each of the bags. Rev. Craig and his family delivered all the items the next day to Mary Lou Huffling at the Food Shelf. In addition to this gift of service, everyone enjoyed a delicious pot luck meal, games, songs and hearing about the Christmas story.
The next Friendly Friday will be January 22 at 1st Congregational Church. Once again Rev. Craig and his family invite families of all kinds to join in another fun evening. To honor Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy and promote love of neighbor, we’ll give another gift of service in addition to our usual food, fellowship and fun. This time the aim is to provide a project that allows Friendly Friday kids and families help other kids. Connect with the Friendly Fridays FaceBook page for more details as the project comes together: https://www.facebook.com/Friendly-Fridays-499176670243665/.
As always, we invite families to bring a side or main dish to share. Church will provide drinks and dessert. Other upcoming dates are February 26 and March 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For further questions about Friendly Fridays, check out the FaceBook page or contact the church: 756-4075, firstname.lastname@example.org.