Food Pantry Needs

Stop by one of the food pantries with your donations or bring non-perishables to worship any Sunday!

LISTEN’s FOOD PANTRY

  • LISTEN’s food pantry supplies qualifying households in our service area with 1-2 weeks of groceries each month. We also have a personal care room for toiletries.
  • LISTEN relies on food drives and donations to keep the pantry in stock. We get wholesale pricing to ensure cash donations are maximized.
  • In 2016, LISTEN spent $33,285 on food for community dinners and the food pantry. 575 unique households received assistance from the pantry.
  • 3 bags of groceries can save a household $90.

Need help?  Call  Listen at (603) 448-4553
The Listen Food Pantry is located at:  60 Hanover St. Lebanon, NH 03766
Open Monday – Friday    9 AM – 5 PM

Top 5 Needed Items:

  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Fish/Tuna
  • Rice
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Snack Foods

UPPER VALLEY HAVEN FOOD SHELF

  • The Food Shelf is committed to providing on-going, reliable access to healthy groceries once a month (including meat, dairy and produce), and unlimited access to bread and produce to anyone in need.

The Haven Food Shelf is located at:
713 Hartford Ave
White River Junction, VT 05001
802 295-6500
Food Shelf Hours: Mon – Thurs: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Fri: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Top 5 Needed Items:

  • Soup
  • Cereal
  • Beans (black, red, or white)
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned tuna/chicken

 

Turn ordinary items into extraordinary gifts!

At OSLC, we are supplying and packaging “Baby Care Kits” for Lutheran World Relief (LWR).  Completed kits are distributed by LWR to those most in need as part of Project Promise, the same program to which we send our school kits and our quilts. Last year we sent 15 kits and this year our goal is to send 20-25! These kits are then included with the quilts and school kits that will be shipped in May 2019.

How you can help:     
LWR has provided clear instructions on what items should be in each kit. (They must be sensitive to the many laws regarding imports to various countries.) At OSLC, we’re hoping to make it easy to participate.

You’ll find a ‘clothesline’ display in the narthex. Simply pick as many items as you wish to purchase/contribute and return the item(s) to OSLC. We’ll have a “Baby Care Kit” container outside of the Church Office, so you can turn in the items whenever you have them. The deadline will be Sunday, April 28.

If you have any questions, please contact Kari Jo Grant or the church office. Thank you for your generosity!

The Rev. Lauren Heywood, Ordained October 20th. Thanks be to God!

Paul and Wendy Manganiello attended the Reverend Lauren Heywood’s ordination in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 20th. They shared with us photos from the day and words of gratitude from Pastor Lauren.  Lauren worshiped with us and served the OSLC and community while attending Dartmouth.

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Thanks be to God!

Ongoing Vigils in Manchester are Making a Difference. Help Ensure A Powerful Presence.

Participation in ICE Vigils is Making A Difference! 

See a special thank you for your support here.

Help Ensure the Powerful Presence Continues at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which continues to ask immigrants without documents to return for check-in meetings in Manchester, sometimes with airline tickets in hand. Our presence has made a difference in slowing down deportations especially for 60+ Christian Indonesians who came to the US many years ago. The next vigil will he held Tuesdays  February 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, and April 16. Vigils are from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester. Carpool departs from the CCBA at 7:15 a.m..  We will return to the CCBA by 11/11:30 a.m. Please signup here.21367040_1617111501654177_4618948390388660212_o

 

Wilfred, Our Godson in Tanzania

We recently received this update on Wilfred, our Godson in Tanzania.  Godparents for Tanzania provides scholarships for fifty young Tanzanians to attend secondary school, vocational training, college, and university. Through this program, we are sponsoring Wilfred. We have also received a letter from Wilfred, posted on the bulletin board at church.

Wilfred 2018-06 Wilfred Thomas Erro Sankais 19 years old. He is a Form 6 student at Vunjo Secondary School, a Lutheran boarding school on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, near Moshi.

In his advanced level secondary studies (Forms 5 and 6), Wilfred is focusing on three subjects: history, geography, and English. English is Wilfred’s third language. His first two languages are Iraqw (the language of his tribe) and Swahili (the national lanugage of Tanzania). When we met with Wilfred in June, we were impressed with the improvement in his English over the past year. Continue reading Wilfred, Our Godson in Tanzania

Bread for the World, 2018 Offering of Letters

This Temple Talk was delivered by Paul Manganiello at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Our Savior Lutheran Church and Campus Ministry (OSLC) is Covenant Church in the national Bread for the World (BFW) movement. This Sunday is the annual Bread for the World Offering of Letters.

BFW is an Ecumenical Christian advocacy organization working to reduce extreme poverty and hunger, and great progress has been made to reduce extreme poverty and chronic hunger both here in the US, and abroad. Continue reading Bread for the World, 2018 Offering of Letters