Shen Bountiful Backpack Program
The Shenendehowa School District provides food for more than 260 children each week through the Bountiful Backpack program. During these times, families are relying on these meals more than every. The program is currently in need of: cereal, proteins (canned chicken, tuna), grains (rice, pasta), canned fruits and vegetables, fresh apples, oranges or pears, and hearty soups. Food donations can be brought to:
3rd or 4th Tuesday of the Month
Shen UMC recognizes there are many within our community that need support in feeding themselves and their families. To help, we host a Community dinner usually the third or fourth Tuesday of every month. During this time of social distancing we are offering our dinner as a DRIVE THROUGH ONLY. All who are in need of a meal are welcome to make a reservation and come to the drive through. Serving begins at 5:30 and ends at 6:30. Please call 518-371-7964 ext. 711 to make a reservation to help us determine how much food to prepare.
Patchwork of Love
Quilting for Charity
Patchwork of Love - Quilting for charity meets at the church from January through March weekly (see church calendar for schedule). All experience levels are welcome!
When the quilts are completed, they are dedicated with the congregation and donated to local service organizations.
Members of the Patchwork of Love Quilting Group are currently sewing face coverings for our congregation and local community organizations.
Current virtual meetings are held weekly (Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
For further information, contact: Cathie Dunkleberger at (518)-371-7071 or the church office at (518)-371-7964.
Knitting for Charity
Creative Hands is a fellowship/service group that seeks to serve through knitting and crocheting. They have created many prayer shawls, and work camp resident gifts. During normal times they meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 1 to 3 pm at the church. For more information contact the church at 518-371-7964 or email@example.com.
St. Pauly Box Hosting
Church volunteers daily sort and maintain the St. Pauly box to make sure the donations are high quality for the St. Pauly organization St. Pauly Textile Inc. is a Western NY based, family owned for-profit company and an A+ member of the Better Business Bureau. Our goal is to get USEABLE clothing to people who can use it, here in the U.S. and in developing countries, while having a meaningful impact in our local communities. The clothing is kept out of the landfill and reaches people who need it locally across our state and around the world. The church receives funds for the clothing. 100% of the proceeds from the box are put back into our local and global missions support.
If you'd like to help please contact Cathie Dunkleberger at (518)-371-7071 or the church office at (518)-371-7964.