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Volunteers Packing Food



The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope. We will be receiving the OGHS offering on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. When we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.

The Samaritan Center's

Basic Needs Closet

The Samaritan Center's Basic Needs Closet is open on Tuesdays at breakfast and Thursdays at dinner. The everyday essentials provided in the closet help their guests feel confident and dignified. Guests are welcome to come and select five items they need. If you would like to donate any of these items, please bring them to church, labeled for the “Samaritan Center” and we will make arrangements to have the items dropped off.

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Supplying the Bridgeport Food Pantry

Northminster continues to partner with St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Bridgeport with their food pantry as they serve the Northern Onondaga County area. The pantry has advised that our church is the largest donor to the food pantry other than the Food Bank of CNY. Thank you to all our members and friends who continue to provide food for the pantry!


If you would like to donate any food item (canned foods, boxed pastas/rice, cereal, etc.), please bring them to church and we will make sure that they are delivered to the Food Pantry.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – The local chapter in Syracuse has a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering beds to children (ages 3-17) in need in the greater Syracuse and Oswego City area. They believe in sharing the need with the community and then providing ways for the community to help meet that need. They are locally all volunteer and since the first delivery on October 6th, 2018, they have delivered over 3,500 beds and counting. Our members, Anne Jones and Kimball Clark have been volunteering with this organization.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer with Anne and Kimball, please feel free to contact Anne directly at

The organization also has the following Wishlists, if you would like to make a donation directly to them, please click any of the following links.




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