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The Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 was a huge success thanks to our many volunteers. Thank you to our co-chairs, Betty Bell and Nancy Thomson and to the booth chairs and co-chairs:

Luncheon- Kathy Sullivan, Bonnie Fleming
Bake Sale- Barb Leo, Barb Perkins, Joyce Manning
Books & Plants- Linda Dewitt, Kathy Martin
Jewelry- Renee Maxwell, Joyce Goff, Toni Weaver
Knitting, Crochet & Crafts- Barb Thompson, Nancy Lee, Bea Mooney
Christmas- Linda Burr, Vicki Noble & Donna Burgin
Silent Auction- Barb Geywits
Children’s- Karen LaFever
White Elephant- Margie Hume & Helen Rosa


Thank You to all who helped in any way!




Thursday Sewing Fellowship

The Thursday Sewing Fellowship will meet December 12 at 3:00 p.m. Come join us in working on mission projects, projects for the bazaar or your own projects. If you have any questions please contact Nancy Althaus in the church office. We will meet in the Blue Room and the Library. Please join us and bring a friend. All are welcome.



On December 10, and 17 we will be collecting the Christmas Stockings that were sent in the January Courier and are located throughout the church. The collection area is located in the Narthex. Following the poem, the total amount to fill a stocking is $7.80. The money will be divided equally between Habitat for Humanity and Hospice. If you need a stocking, please contact the church office. Stockings may also be left in the church office If you have misplaced your stocking or have questions about this mission, please contact the church office.



Baby hats, baby blankets, children’s pillowcases and 1 prayer shawls for Albany Medical are an ongoing mission project for our church. Completed items may be left on the shelf in the hospitality room. If you need a copy of the guidelines or a pattern, please see Nancy in the church office or click on the links above.


Thanks to everyone for their help and support in these missions.





CWS School Kits 

We will again be filling the Church World Service School Kits. Prayerfully consider filling a kit or purchasing items towards filling a kit and drop them off at the church office.  Items needed include:

• One pair of blunt metal scissors (rounded tip)
• Three 70-count spiral notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose-leaf or filler paper)
• One 30-centimeter ruler (12")
• One hand-held pencil sharpener
• One large eraser
• Six new pencils with erasers
• One box of 24 crayons (only 24)
• One 12" x 14" to 14" x 17" finished size cotton or lightweight canvas bag with cloth handles. (Please, no reusable shopping bags or backpacks.) School bag pattern available in the church office and on the church website.
• Pack all items inside the cloth bag.
We especially need donations of 70-count spiral notebooks, school bags or fabric to be used to make the bags. See Nancy in the church office if you have any questions.

Any items for these kits that you would like to contribute are greatly appreciated. Completed kits or items for the kits may be left in the church office.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration and response.

In April of 2017 the First Presbyterian Church family completed a record number of the Church World Service Mission School Bag and Hygiene Kits. 91 completed school kits and 93 complete Hygiene Kits were delivered to the drop off point for collection!!

A huge "Thank You" to everyone who supplied all the items for the school bags and hygiene kits, supplied school bags and cut and sewed school bags. (Many thanks go to Bonnie Fleming, Sue Kopecek, Joan Maxwell, Renee Maxwell and the entire sewing fellowship group who made the majority of the bags). We also offer our thanks to Vicki Noble and Carolyn Massey who helped assemble and box many of the kits for delivery to the drop off point. We are very grateful to the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley for providing the $368.00 processing/shipping costs for these kits. ($2 per kit times 184 kits!)

In case you are wondering where all these kits are sent and distributed, please take a look at the chart.

The Church World Service Kits (Hygiene Kits, School Kits, Baby Care Kits, and Emergency Cleanup Buckets) are an ongoing mission project at First Presbyterian Church of Delhi. If you would like to help out, contact Nancy A. in the church office.

school bags

"Now you belong to him … in order that you might be useful in the service of God." Romans 7:4 (TEV)


Baby Hats, Blankets, Pillowcases & Prayer Shawls

Note new guidelines from Albany Medical Center

  1. No matter what size hat or baby blanket is being made, they must be made of Baby Yarn if they are knitted or crocheted (newborns, especially preemies have delicate skin.) If sewn or quilted, they should be of cotton or cotton flannel.

  2. All items must be free of attachments such as pom-poms, buttons, ties, etc. and if an item is crocheted, the patterns should not have large holes in them in which small arms; fingers; toes and legs may get tangled in.

  3. As a guide for Blanket sizes the NICU asked that the preemie blankets be no smaller than 20" X 20" and no larger then 28" X 28". The birthing center and Full Term Nursey asks that they be no smaller than 30" X 30" and there is no limit to larger sizes. Babies do come in all sizes so we are able to use all your gifts, no matter the size!

  4. We do understand that many of our contributors use donated yarn and may not have control over the different yarns that you are given. In this case, please know that we are always in need of lap robes for our patients as well as prayer shawls for our pastoral Care office. Patients love getting these warm half size blankets that they throw over their laps while they are in their wheelchairs and our chaplains like to offer the shawls as well. Pediatrics also loves to receive colorful bed throws for their patients.

Albany Medical Center is deeply appreciative of your talents and generosity. Their main goal is to see that they can use all of what is given while utilizing their storage areas to the fullest potential.

We have recently sent off baby hats, blankets and prayer shawls to Albany Medical Center for use in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

Through your efforts we were able to send many hats, blankets and prayer shawls. Thanks to all.

REMINDER: We are still accepting hats, blankets, prayer shawls and pillowcases to be donated to Albany Medical Center for children in ICU and neonatal intensive care unit. Keep those knitting needles and crochet hooks busy! If you need a pattern, please stop by the church office. Completed hats, blankets and pillowcases can be left in the Hospitality room and they will be picked up and taken to Albany. Thank you for your ongoing support of this mission.


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