Justice, Outreach and You (JOY) Ministry will host the 10th Annual Holiday Gift Market on Saturday, December 14 (10:00-2:00) and Sunday, December 15, (11:30 – 1:30) in NCC’s Bridge Hall. Give gifts of meaning by supporting a justice cause or a ministry of compassion in honor of your loved ones this holiday season!
Second Tuesdays, 6:30pm – December 10, 2013
Neighborhood Congregational Church ~ Bridge Hall
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7
Bring your own plate, cup, flatware, and a dish and beverage to share
December’s meeting is all about spreading holiday cheer! Please join us for food, drink, conversation, and community. As always, please bring a dish to share, something to drink, and a plate and eating utensils.
We’re also collecting food to support the less fortunate people in our area. If you would like to support our efforts, please bring one or more unopened, nonperishable food items to the meeting.
If you missed us at the Farmers’ Market in November, you’re in luck!We’ll also be selling seedlings for your winter garden… lettuce, chard, kale, and other winter vegetables.
Food Drive from Sally Barron for Laguna Resource Center
Over the past few years the need for food assistance has increased dramatically, with summer months growing increasingly lean. The Food Pantry at the Resource Center is currently serving 1,000 people a month and struggles to keep up with the need. If you have ever been out to the little Pantry in the Canyon between 7 and 10 in the morning, you can see the people lined up waiting to fill their bags, and the smiles on their faces as they leave with food for the week. All non-perishable food items are needed, especially beans and rice, canned vegetables, peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, cereals and canned meats, as well as personal care items, laundry and dish washing soap, kitchen cleaners and toilet paper. Bring your donations to church on Sunday or drop them at the Resource Center. Or write a check and we’ll donate directly to the food bank on your behalf. (Make checks payable to NCC, memo line marked “Resource Center” or “Food Pantry.”) Continue reading
NCC gardeners, in partnership with God and Mother Earth,
have grown a Giant Pumpkin we named “The Great Pumpkin”
Congratulations to the Winning Bidder Gloria
Proceeds will go for our gardens to continue to help feed those in need!
Congratulations to Jennifer Baker
for guessing the closest weight for our smaller church-grown pumpkin.
Many Harvest Joys!
Neighborhood Congregational Church provides pastoral care, spiritual guidance, and tangible support to members, visitors, friends, homeless visitors, transient and vacationing neighbors all year long. Many who receive our services have no means of financial support, but many of us do. Your gift helps us help others, allowing us to continue with all our minesterial work, near and far: supporting our members, our local charities, and our friends in need; here in Laguna, as well as Los Angeles, and well beyond our borders. Your gift, no matter how large or small, will make a significant impact in the lives of others. We now have a ‘donate’ button at the bottom left hand side of the main page. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many others! Continue reading
Alternative Christmas Market
~Hundreds of Gifts, Dozens of People, Thousands of Dollars!
Thank you for being part of this chance to shop for a Purpose~
See Flyer by clicking JOY! Alternative Holiday Market 2012
Honor your friends & family with gifts that make a difference!