Loaves & Fishes – Thank you volunteers!

This past Saturday, it was time for the big one. Loaves and Fishes, the biggest volunteer event at Nassau Church, returned. We got up early, loaded up dozens of meatloaves, hundreds of bagged lunches and trays of brownies for the trip to Trenton. And while we were neither driving at Mach 2 nor flying with our hair on fire, we did arrive on time, and our work day volunteers kicked into action. Teams of people put together the take-home meals, cooked the main meal, and ultimately served a veritable feast of meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy.

And although I tend to fly by the seat of my pants, our coordinating committee members, Sharyn and Dave Kerschner, Claire Mulry, Angie and Allen Olsen, and Sallye Zink managed to keep us out of the danger zone.

Dozens served, hundreds were fed, and ultimately the work of our Lord was done. Special thanks to ALL the volunteers who gave their time, talent and resources to make Loaves and Fishes 2022 a success.

With gratitude,

Scott Harmon

Loaves & Fishes: Aug. 20 & 21, 2021

…until all are fed

The summer is heating up, and plans for the annual Loaves and Fishes is underway! That means we need bag lunches and cookies to feed approximately 400 guests at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Trenton on Saturday, August 21.

We are again requesting your help in the largest annual mission event of Nassau Presbyterian Church.  More people participate in Loaves and Fishes than any other mission project at NPC.

While we do not need the large group of volunteers to serve the meal in Trenton, we do need lots of volunteers to prepare some things in advance and drop them off at Nassau Church on Friday, August 20, 5:30-7:30PM

 We need 400 packed bag lunches that our guests will take away when they leave.  For the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches please put peanut butter on both pieces of bread – it helps the sandwich last longer since it may be a couple of days between preparing the sandwich and consumption.

Download a PDF of the instructions or watch Scott Harmon’s video:
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We also need 100 dozen cookies (in bags of three cookies) that will be distributed as the dessert to the hot meal being served. (As of July 15 all cookie spots have been selected. Thank you!!)

With many hands, we are confident that once again, Nassau Presbyterian Church will show the love of God to our neighbors in need.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,

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Loaves & Fishes THANK YOU

To All NPC Loaves and Fishes Donors and Participants:

Thank you!  Thank you for your generous support!  We are pleased to report on Nassau Church’s 29th year of Loaves and Fishes.

You helped provide 800 meals! Each guest received a main meal with cookies and a packed lunch. Nassau Church responded in different ways during this unprecedented pandemic. Thank you for your gifts of desserts for meals, bag lunches for our guests, and financial support which enabled Nassau to purchase and provide this meal through social distancing and limited interaction.

Thank you for your gifts of bag lunches for our guests (loaves), desserts for main meals (fishes), and financial support which enabled Nassau to purchase and provide this meal through social distancing and limited interaction.

With all of us working together, joined with the Holy Spirit we were able to  provide this essential service.

With abundant gratitude,

Scott Harmon, Angie and Allen Olsen


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More pictures from Saturday in Trenton:

#MissionMonday – Loaves & Fishes UPDATE

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The summer is heating up, and plans for the annual Loaves and Fishes is underway! That means we need bag lunches and cookies to feed approximately 400 guests at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Trenton on Saturday, August 22.

Due to the pandemic, we will have a contact-less drop-off opportunity at the church on Friday, August 21, and the number of on-site volunteers will be greatly reduced. These protective measures are being taken to keep everyone safe, and we ask that you only make bag lunches and cookies if everyone in your household has been well for at least two weeks prior to drop-off.

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Please let us know what you will be contributing to Loaves & Fishes: Sign Up Here

What’s in a Bag Lunch? How do I package cookies? Where and when is the drop off? Many of these questions will be answered on our downloadable Instructions for Donations 2020 (pdf), if you still have questions, please contact the church office. Or watch the videos below:

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Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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#MissionMonday Loaves & Fishes

…until all are fed

The summer is heating up, and plans for the annual Loaves and Fishes is underway! That means we need bag lunches and cookies to feed approximately 400 guests at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Trenton on Saturday, August 22.

Due to the pandemic, we will have a contact-less drop-off opportunity at the church on Friday, August 21, and the number of on-site volunteers will be greatly reduced. These protective measures are being taken to keep everyone safe, and we ask that you only make bag lunches and cookies if everyone in your household has been well for at least two weeks prior to drop-off.

Thanks to Scott Harmon for leading the effort again this year to ensure Nassau’s loaves and fishes continue feed our neighbors in need!

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Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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