To address emerging community needs in the holiday season, GCC participates in a number of community-based giving initiatives. One such initiative is St. Vincent de Paul/Children’s Foundation Christmas Angel Program, which distributes outerwear, socks, underwear, and various hygiene items to hundreds of children annually.
“Each day, we put out tags to purchase sweatshirts, jackets, and coats,” said Jessica Fleck of GCC’s Outreach Committee. “It’s truly heartwarming to watch the excitement as members choose a tag to pick up a gift, or two, or three to help someone that is less fortunate.”
GCC also distributes Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Bags. This year, Fleck said they are also helping homeless shelters restock their supply of twin sheets, blankets, and comforters.
“We have delivered bags to Carey House, New Beginnings, Helping Hands, and Gilford Neighbors,” she said. “We have also supported Belknap House and 5 people who came in asking for help.”
To aid in GCC’s holiday giving efforts, call (603) 524-6057. Located in Gilford, NH, Gilford Community Church (GCC) is an inclusive, open community with a broadly ecumenical spirit that welcomes people from all denominational and cultural backgrounds. Sunday service takes place at 10 a.m. at 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, NH and is also available on a livestream feed on GCC’s Facebook page.