New Hampshire faith leaders have announced that they plan to trek from Manchester to Dover in a four day “Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice.” The walk will mirror the trip an immigrant who is detained by I.C.E. takes from the Federal Building in Manchester to the Dover Jail and possible deportation. The Walk is being planned by many faith groups that have held prayer vigils outside the Norris Cotton Federal Building in Manchester over the past year. It will pass through Continue reading Solidarity Walk 2018: Manchester to Dover – Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
You can reach out to people in their time of greatest need with a strong message of hope — you are not alone. Join us as we assemble simple quilts.
No experience or equipment is needed. Volunteers stay as long as they like – an hour, two, or more. Quilting takes place at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer Street in Hanover (on-site parking). Continue reading Disaster Relief Quilting Schedule
Calling all cooks to provide a meal the 1st Wednesday of every month for the residents of Dismas House. Up to 3 people are needed each month to make an entree, salad and dessert. The meal can be cooked at home or at Dismas House. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. For more information please talk to Irma and Woody Graf, Kyle Mattson, or Gisela Jones Jones after worship or call the church office. The residents at Dismas House are former prisoners who are trying to make a new start in their lives. All are non-violent offenders.
“Living in community accomplishes the Dismas House mission of reconciliation. Community is fundamentally about relationship and it is precisely the relationship between the offender and their community that is broken, first by the crime committed and subsequently by the resulting incarceration. In reconciliation, wholeness is restored to the former prisoner and to society.” (read more at www.dismasofvermont.org )
Sitting down for a common meal with the residents at Dismas House is of mutual benefit to the ones who provide a meal and the ones who partake of the meal. Give it a try!
Friday evenings Dartmouth students prepare and serve meals to combat hunger in the Upper Valley. Weekly attendance at these “Students Fighting Hunger” community dinners averages around 30 people. As we support the student’s ministry, we continue to support the community meals at LISTEN in White River Junction and encourage you to do so. Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m.