The Saturday Night Meal Program is in its 19th Year

What is Saturday Night Meal? Once a month, from September through June, Central Church people gather with churches and other groups to assemble about 300 meals which are delivered to families in need in our area.

How can I get involved? There are many ways you can participate: donate a casserole or two (see the schedule below to see what’s on the menu this month), donate jugs of milk, help assemble meals and deliver meals. The entire family is welcome, and teens can get community service credit.

We meet at about 2:30pm at East Parish United Methodist Church in Salisbury Square.

When’s the next meal?  Here is the 2016 – 2017 schedule:

October 22     Chicken, Rice & Veggie casserole

November 19  Lasagna

No meal in December

January 7   Ziti with Meatballs or Sausage

February 4   Turkey

March 4    Mac & Cheese with Ham

April 1    Hamburger Casserole

May 6    Chicken, Rice & Veggie casserole

June 3    American Chop Suey

Who can I talk to about Saturday Night Meal?  See Diane Hawkins-Clark or contact the office.

September 25: Elena Huegel, Missionary in Chile, preaches at Central

Elena Huegel
Elena Huegel

Elena Huegel, a Global Ministries missionary since 1994, will arrive in Massachusetts soon to visit Conference churches and share her stories and insights about her 20 years in Chile.

Elena served as staff with the Pentecostal Church of Chile and ministered to others as chaplain at the Shalom Center – an environmental education, peace education, and spiritual development project she helped to establish in the foothills of the Andes Mountains – and as the coordinator of the Roots in the Ruins: Hope in Trauma program.


September 24th: Kids as Peacemakers Wet Paint Auction

On September 24, Kids as Peacemakers and Friends for Peace will hold a Wet Paint Auction at Newburyport City Hall to benefit the work of peace building in Greater Newburyport. The event has been a wonderful opportunity to support our community and its many artists.

This year, Rev. Ney is serving as the chair of the planning committee and is seeking help from members of the community and congregation. Some of the tasks include publicity, artist relations, food service, auction management, set up and more. If you would like to know more about the event or to volunteer to help out, please contact Rev. Ney.