THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 31, 2019 Page 17 Saugus Faith Notes The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship Annual Picnic at Cliftondale Congregational Cliftondale Congregational Church is having its Annual Picnic on Sunday, June 9, following a shortened 10:45 a.m. Worship Service. The community is invited to join us for inspiring music and a short message before a delicious BBQ and fun lawn games. All are invited. The Picnic will be held rain or shine. For more details, please contact Debora de Paula Hoyle, Administrative Assistant at Cliftondale Congregational Church (50 Essex St., Saugus). Offi ce: 781-233-2663; website: cliftondalecc.net. St. John’s Yard Sale next weekend St. John’s Church is planning its annual yard sale next Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more details, contact Donna Manoogian, Yard Sale Chairman: H: 781-233-5640; C: 617-240-9003. Roundtable discussions at First Congregational First Congregational ChurchUCC Saugus will be holding roundtable discussions every Sunday this month, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., following the regular service. This is an opportunity for members to be part of the planning for their church’s future. Those who are interested should sign up at the church’s website at https:// www.facebook.com/pg/uccsaugus/events/. Coff ee with Rev. Sarah of St. John’s The Rev. Sarah van Gulden, Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 8 Prospect St., has a series of weekly coffee hours for the convenience of her parish members and others interested in the church. Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, Rev. Sarah will hold community offi ce hours at Dunkin’ Donuts across the street from the Public Safety Building on Hamilton Street. “I’ll be here representing St. John’s. It’s not just about me,” she says. “It’s part of St. John’s eff orts to increase its presence in the community and off er a chance for anyone to sit down for a chat.” For more details, call the church at 508-367-4750 or just show up and join Rev. Sarah for a conversation over coff ee. Keeping town’s ministries in the public eye. The Saugus Faith Community has created a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/ SaugusFaith/. Follow this column and the Facebook Page for details of important upcoming events. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called “Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus” that aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and currently is serving 54 Saugus children with food bags each Friday. Donations of food or checks can be given to any of the Saugus churches listed below, and checks should be made out to “Saugus Clergy Association” with “HS2” in the memo line. A list of foods needed and sizes is below. For those who might want to buy and donate food, it is suggested you go to BJ’s or Costco, where you can buy most of the menu items in bulk at reasonable prices. (Examples: You can get 18-packs or 7.5 oz. macaroni & cheese and 8-packs of 5 oz. tuna. Anyone wanting to donate money and/or food or who has questions about the program can call Dennis Gould at cell 617-247-4847 or email him at jdgould1969@aol.com. Here is the 4 Week Menu Cycle – Saturday & Sunday WEEK 1 Breakfast: 2 granola bars. Snack: 2 bags of graham crackers. Lunch: 1 jar of peanut butter (15 oz.) and 1 jar of jelly or jam (15 oz.), 1 loaf of bread, 2 applesauce cups (4 oz.), 1 can of green beans (15 oz.). WEEK 2 Breakfast: 2 containers of cereal (small packages, can get 30-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of goldfish crackers. Lunch: 2 cans of tuna (5 oz.), 4 mayo packets, 1 loaf of bread, 1 can of peaches (4 oz.), 1 can of corn (15 oz.). WEEK 3 Breakfast: 2 packets of oatmeal (1.5 oz., can get 36-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of animal crackers. Lunch: 2 cans of chicken (5 or 10 oz.), 4 mayo packets, 1 loaf of bread, 1 can of mixed fruit (4 oz.), 1 can of carrots (15 oz.). WEEK 4 Breakfast: 2 containers of cereal (small packages, 30-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of pretzels. Lunch: 2 boxes of macaroni & cheese (7.5 oz., can get 18-box at BJ’s), 2 boxes of apple juice, 1 can of peas (15 oz.). To make grocery donations, please drop off at any of the following local sites. If you can volunteer to help bag groceries, FAITH NOTES | SEE PAGE 20

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