Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

Morning of Service

2017 Morning of Service
Planning is Underway!

 

2016 Morning of Service was a Huge Success!

Congratulations to the parishioners of Immaculate Conception! On Saturday morning, November 5, over 350 volunteers provided over 700 hours of service to our local community. We participated in 25 different projects, both on site in the Parish Center and off-site at the agencies in Scotia- Glenville, Schenectady, Albany, Ballston Spa, and Saratoga. We produced super-hero capes for Albany Medical Center-Children’s Hospital, pet beds for Animal Protective Foundation, heart  pillows for local hospitals, welcome bags and comfort blankets for Ronald McDonald House, rosary bracelets for St. Joseph’s Place, and Thanksgiving Decorations for Sunnyview Hospital. We made meals for Bethesda House, Salvation Army Booth House, City Mission, and Habitat for Humanity. We visited patients, cleaned, sorted and organized inventory, painted, or did odd jobs for Baptist Nursing, Central Park Greenhouse, City Mission, Glendale Home, Habitat for Humanity Build, Habitat for Humanity-ReStore, Joan Nicole Prince Home, MiSci Museum, Quest, Shelters of Saratoga, Things of My Very Own and the Town of Glenville


We want to thank the team leaders and volunteers for performing these acts of kindness and service, and in particular the team leaders for assuming many additional tasks. We want to thank the parish staff for all their support, especially Fran and Kathy. Thank you to the many parishioners who answered our last minute calls for help, to all of you who donated items, to the photographers and nurse, and to the talented cutters and sewers who helped prepare the projects.


Janice and MaryAnn especially want to express their gratitude to the Planning Committee for their tireless efforts since January to create our Morning of Service. They are:
Christine Goss, Marge Rizzo and Joanne Schabinger – Projects
Jean Behr, Linda Fortin, Sandy Frisone, and Peggy Melanson – Volunteers
Joan Bunn, Roz DiDonato, Lynn and Tom Winterberger– Site and Supplies
Grace and Kyle Scheffler – Publicity
Eileen and Frank Zilinskas – Evaluation
Karen Bond and Audie Van Buren - Secretaries
Kris McConville and Maryann Haskell – Legal and Finance.


This event could not have happened without their generous contributions of talent and time.


You will hear and see more about the Morning of Service in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.