Great food for a great cause!

The Missions Committee will host

the Chili & Chowder Fest Benefit in the Chapel

Saturday, April 6, from 11:00 to 1:30

Restaurants participating:

Sugar Magnolia’s Gloucester- Corn Chowder

The Landing at 7 Central Manchester- Curry White Chicken Chili

Cygnet Restaurant  Beverly Farms- Beef Chili

Beach Street Cafe  Manchester- “Old Fashioned Chili”

Christina’s Coffee Cup Manchester- Original New England Clam Chowder

Cala’s Restaurant, Cafe and Bistro Manchester-Special Corn Chowder

Richdale Manchester-Drinks

Captain Dusty’s Manchester- Ice Cream

All proceeds will be donated to Wellspring House in Gloucester to support their
educational and job-training programs.

Tickets: $10.00 adults    $5.00 for children (12 & under)

Chili Chowder Fest 2013 Flyer

Serving the Community

First Parish Church has enjoyed an association with Wellspring House in Gloucester for more than twenty-five years. The 2013 Chili & Chowder Fest fundraiser demonstrates our strong commitment and continuing support for Wellspring’s life-changing programs.

A goal of the Missions Committee is to encourage active engagement with missions work.  We hope to draw particular attention to Wellspring’s adult education rograms. These critical services thrive not only through financial support but by volunteers who can assist with tutoring, mentoring, ESL instructions and other essential training needs.

Since 1981, Wellspring House has been helping families and individuals on Cape Ann and the North Shore move out of poverty and live more fulfilling lives through adult education and job training; the provision of affordable housing; emergency shelter for homeless families; homeless prevention advocacy and services.

The Executive Director of Wellspring House, Kay O’Rourke will make a brief presentation during the Chili & Chowder Fest and be available for questions.  We encourage you to learn about how Wellspring’s services embrace   “Homes,
Jobs Education” and how you might use your own time and talents to volunteer.

In the meantime, you can visit Wellspring’s website: