Food Pantry & Offerings
The Scarborough Food Pantry is located in the Parish Hall (white building behind the church). The Food Pantry Ministry is always looking for donations so please consider a weekly or monthly donation.
This month's wished for items are canned vegetables, such as, green beans, peas, corn, etc.
Checks are always appreciated too and can be made out to Scarborough Food Pantry.
Thanksgiving Offering This year’s offering will be dedicated to Hospice of Southern Maine, more specifically to the Hospice Center Campaign. You will likely have noticed the much-needed new facility under construction on Route 1 here in Scarborough. Every donation to the Center from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation. This organization provides hospice services throughout southern Maine with in-home care as well as in-patient care at Gosnell House. More to come on this.
News from Preble Street The folks at Preble Street extend their gratitude for the many donations of socks throughout the years and tell us that FCC has been one of their largest contributors. The need for socks has spread throughout the community and resulted in a local retailer pledging a donation of 900 pairs for the coming year.
Therefore, we are being asked to consider changing “Sock Sunday” to “Underwear Sunday”. The gentleman at the center stressed that they realize these are more expensive items and suggest you tailor any donations to what you would previously have budgeted for socks. Since their population is 75% men, that is the greater need; however, women and children are clients as well.