Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Saugus Faith Notes The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship Coffee 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 office 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 said. “It’s part of St. John’s efforts to increase its presence in the community and offer 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 coffee. 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 is serving approximately 50 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. If you 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 of 7.5 oz. macaroni and 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.) & 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 and 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, see the days and times listed. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus; 781-2331242. Bagging groceries: first Thursdays at 7 p.m. Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St., Saugus; 781-233-2886. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 4 p.m. First Baptist Church of Saugus, 105 Main St., Saugus; 781231-1690. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 7 p.m. Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus; 781233-2497. Bagging groceries: third Thursdays at 7 p.m. First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St., Saugus; 781-233-3028. Bagging groceries: fourth Thursdays at 4 p.m. New Hope Assembly of God, 9 Assembly Dr., Saugus; 781233-6384. Bagging groceries: fifth Thursdays at 7 p.m. The church will also be a backup site in case another church cannot host on its day. Calling all faiths Got a special event at your parish that you would like to tell the community about? Email the information under the subject line Saugus Advocate Faith Notes to mvoge@ comcast.net . There is no charge for letting the public know about your event. Northeast Metro Tech graduates 281; 61 from Saugus W AKEFIELD – Students, faculty, staff, parents and community members came together this month to celebrate the 281 graduates of Northeast Metro Tech. On Friday, June 7, seniors from 15 different vocations were celebrated and received their diplomas during a ceremony at Breakheart Stadium. “Every year we recognize the J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. 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Class President Andrew DeCicco, of Melrose, reflected on what he and his classmates accomplished in their four years at Northeast, stating they wouldn’t be where they are today without will, determination and support from loved ones, friends and teachers. Moving forward, he added, graduates should strive for excellence and embrace the journey ahead of them, no matter where it leads. “Our class has already shown that we all are capable of accomplishing our goals when we commit ourselves to them,” DeCicco said. “As we all continue on in our lives, let’s take on each new problem with confidence, knowing that we have achieved great heights and are equipped with the necessary tools to tackle our futures.” This year, twin siblings Amrit Pal Kaur and Amrit Kaur, of Malden, were the salutatorian and valedictorian, respectively. Amrit Pal recognized the parents, guardians and family members who were at the ceremony, and who helped their students reach this milestone in their lives. “All of us are headed in different directions, but we will always stay connected to our roots,” she said. “As we continue on in our journey, it is our time to become role models for the future generations by having high standards and morals, by maintaining a strong worth ethic and doing so with confidence and compassion.” Amrit touched on the past, present and future in her valedictorian speech, stating “We learn from our past, enjoy the present and work hard for our future.” Although sad to close this chapter in her life, Amrit reflected on the family members who pushed everyone to work their hardest, the teachers who instilled knowledge and the friends who were there along all the ups and downs over the last four years. “Some of us will go on to college, others will go into the workforce, but each one of us will travel our own path,” she concluded. “As Dr. Seuss said, ‘You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!’”

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