NICCOLLS WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP
The women of Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church sponsor several fund raising events each year, including Fashions by the Lake luncheon and fashion show; and Cookie Walks at annual craft fairs and the holiday bazaar.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the church. The 1st Monday is a “coffee cake” meeting and the 3rd Monday we stay for lunch. We welcome all women to join us!
We also make soup on some Sundays in the winter months. For only 50 cents you can have a bowl of soup and enjoy fellowship before venturing out into the cold after church.
We support Church World Service (CWS) and annually sponsor a Tools of Hope and Blanket Sunday, usually in May. We offer the opportunity for the congregation to make a donation to help people in some 80 nations, including the U.S. through CWS. A blanket and the right tool at the right time can make a world of difference in the lives of children and families faced with an emergency or struggling to keep food on the table.
We make fleece prayer blankets for those facing health and other challenges in the community.
We fill shoeboxes with items like toothbrushes, washcloths, toys, books, candy and many items that children like to receive. These boxes are sent through the Operation Christmas Child program of the Samaritans Purse organization, to countries like Bosnia or Ghana.
At the end of each year we send all the money in our treasury to various organizations. Some of the places that we have supported are:
Catholic Charities in Herkimer
Emmaus House in Utica
for homeless women & children
Hall House in Utica
for abused women
H.A.S.C.A. of Old Forge
Hope House in Utica
meals for the hungry
Hospice & Palliative Care
House of the Good Shepherd in Utica
New Horizons of the Mohawk Valley
for at-risk teenage girls
Niccolls Food Pantry
The Salvation Army
Thea Bowman House in Utica
preschool and after school programs
Town of Webb Food Pantry in Old Forge