Sunday, September 4th
Sunday, October 2nd
Sunday, November 6th
Sunday, December 4th
Sunday, December 25th
Caregivers Support Group, Mondays from 12 - 1 pm...
Are you taking care of a loved one in your life? Caring for a loved one is both a privilege and a challenge. Come for an opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences in a compassionate, supportive environment. Learn fun self-care tools and techniques. Join the caregivers support group on Mondays from 12-1 pm, beginning September 19th in the church parlor. New participants are welcome to join at any time! Click here for more information.
South River Council of Congregations Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser...
The South River Council of Congregations is holding an Applebees Flapjack fundraiser on Saturday, October 15th from 8 am to 10 am at the Milltown Applebees (324 Ryders Lane). Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage (coffee, juice, soda or tea). Clergy and lay people from South River congregations will be the servers for this breakfast! All profits from this fundraiser will help the council of congregations implement their planned programming. Click here for more information.
Second Chance Pantry...
Second Chance pantry is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Second Chance Pantry is a place where people in our community can get food that may have gone unwanted. According to reports Americans throw out 40% of their food. A lot of this because people are confused by what is commonly known as “Food Dating”. (Sell by Date or Best if Used by Date etc.)
As part of her Gold Award project, Sarah Brister is soliciting donations of unwanted canned food for distribution at the pantry. You can help Sarah with this project by taking a few moments to go through your pantry and passing along the canned food that you are not planning to use. Sarah will verify that the items are safe for distribution and get them right out to those in the community who choose to use them. Donations will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Did you know....
.....that canned foods like tomatoes and citrus foods will keep for 1 and ½ years? Other foods like meat, fish, and vegetables will last for 5 years.
..... Mayonnaise only has a short shelf life if it’s been unopened, and stored in your pantry? It only lasts about 1 week after the use by date.
......white rice when stored properly can last for years! Brown rice has a shorter shelf life, lasts about 6 months.
More information can be obtained from the USDA (United States Dept. of Agriculture)