Food for Friends Founder Dies

Many of you are aware that former member, Cheryl Ruby died on July 23 at her home in Tennessee. Cheryl was a visionary and founder of our Food for Friends Food Pantry more than ten years ago. A memorial service for Cheryl will be held here at First on Saturday, September 16 at Noon–most fittingly following the monthly distribution of food from Food for Friends. We invite all of Cheryl’s friends to gather to honor her and to greet her family. A collation by Pastor’s Aid will follow the service in the vestry, if you are able to assist with the collation by baking or helping in the kitchen please let Pat McAfee or Jim Benson know. Please keep Cheryl and her family in your prayers.


Helping a Friend

As many of you know for some time now Don Anderson, Alden’s son, has health issues that limit his mobility.  Don is now at a point where he needs a ramp at his home in New Hampshire.  Don’s family has established a “Go Fund Me” page for those wishing to help with this project.  The web address is  If you do not have internet access you may make a gift by placing it in the offering plate–checks may be made out to the church or to Julie or Laurie Anderson and we will forward them to the family.  Please keep  Don and his family in your prayers.




Spaghetti Supper

On Friday, September 29 at 6 pm the Children’s Ark Preschool will hold a Spaghetti Supper here at the church for the benefit of the preschool,  Tickets are available for a donation of $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 5.  Tickets are available from the preschool, church office or by phone at 508-587-3032

Spaghetti Supper 2017