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calendar with Wednesday the 7th circled

Share the Love 

Can you fill the May calendar with names of 31 people who could use a reminder of God’s love?  Send an e-mail, a card or letter, perhaps bake some cookies or make a phone call. 

bag lunch of apple and turkey sandwich

Luncheon for Volunteers

Our youth will prepare a delicious luncheon for all of our volunteers on May 21 in Fellowship Hall from Noon until 1 PM.

Pink food truck

Food Trucks Festival

Saturday, June 3 – 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Food trucks include Livin’ the Dream, Heisenburgers, Nick’s Light House, and more!

There will be EG Police, Fire Truck, Corn Hole Game, face paint and music. The United Women in Faith will also have a bake sale.

Shelves of foodFood Drive

A drop-off food drive will be held on Sunday, May 21 at the church garage from 9AM to Noon for food pantries and Veterans. Items especially needed include: toiletries, reusable bags, sugar and coffee. Peanut butter, jelly, creamer and jars of spaghetti sauce, all in plastic jars are needed as well.

Praying Hands on a BiblePrayer Stations

Our youth plan on having prayer stations set up in church classrooms on May 7 from 10:45-11:30.

Happy BirthdayBirthday Kits for the Homeless

Our Sunday School children will prepare birthday kits for the Homeless on Sunday, May 21.

marigolds and american flags in flower potsNursing Home Residents

We will be preparing potted plants for area residents who could use a little cheering up. April showers bring May flowers and that tradition continues. Volunteers are needed to help pot 120 marigolds. Individual pots need decorations, so volunteers will both pot and decorate the potted plants (no art majors needed).  Recipients will know that we, at the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush, are thinking of them and sending them love.

thank you, shine one, thinking of you groups of cards.

Card Making Project

Address Christmas Cards, which have been collected, and embellish greeting cards to be delivered to Local Nursing Homes, V.A. Hospital, Blue Star Mothers (for Military Members), and Community Hospice. Glue and color bits and pieces to decorate plain cards. Add a message of encouragement or fun saying.  All supplies will be available in Fellowship Hall Sunday May 21 for everyone of every age to get crafty for a valuable, personal, hands on, mission. Kits to do from home will also be available. Please call the office if you would like one or more. Our goal for this first year is 200 cards. Can you help? 

Red Bird Mission

Red Bird Mission

We will also be participating in the Red Bird Mission Shoebox Project for needy families in Kentucky. Personal hygiene items for adults and children are placed in shoeboxes and delivered to those in need. The Red Bird Mission and Clinic in Beverly, Ky., has provided ministries in the Appalachian Mountains region since 1921. Today, the need remains critical in this isolated, rural, distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Shoeboxes and lists of needed items will be provided.

List of Needed Items

sewing items of scissors, thread, measuring tape.Mooncatchers Moonbee

We will be hosting a Moonbee in Fellowship Hall from 10 AM until Noon on Tuesday, May 9.  Volunteers are needed to make reusable, washable menstrual management kits for girls in need throughout the world. No sewing experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.  More information is available at