The Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries (Food Pantry)  


Please donate food items:

·  Please check the expiration dates on all food. 

·  Place your food in the bins in the Narthex.

·  Visit the GWCM website to learn more:


November suggestions: cake mix and icing, cranberry sauce, instant mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, turkey stuffing, any type of fruit (in cans or plastic containers)


Always needed: jelly, peanut butter, pancake mix (complete), syrup, cereal, liquid detergent 


Any and all non-perishables are appreciated!


October donations: 118 items

Year-to-Date: 3191 items


Thank you on behalf of the Board of Deacons!


*We are here to serve God, our church members and the community – lending a hand where needed*

February 2023




Deacons met on Jan. 24 to reorganize Officers and Committee members and conduct business as usual.


Welcome to our new deacons for 2023: Nancy Zane, Nancy MacDermott, Brett McMichael, and Nicholas L. Zorio



Moderator - Joyce Woodrow

Vice Moderator - Brett McMichael

Treasurer - Steve Elliott

Secretary - Sandy Norcross



Chancel Committee- Chair: Steve Elliott, Sue Golding, and Brett McMichael

Correspondence Committee- Chair: Nancy Butler, Debbie Becker and Nancy Zane

Literature- Chair: Joyce Woodrow

Visitation Commision- Chair: Nancy McDermott, Nick L. Zorio, and Sandy Norcross

Special Projects Commision- Chair: Denise Pitchford, Clay Cary and Elaine Miller

2023 Nominating committee member- Nancy MacDermott



Business discussed during the Jan. meeting:

·       Communion on Nov. 27, 2022 was served to 52 people, and Jan. 15, 2023, 55 were served.  Next communion: Feb. 19

·       In 2022, a total of 562 greeting cards were sent to church members and friends!   Please consider donating cards or postal stamps to continue this outreach ministry.

·       Food collections for the Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries (GWCM) Food Bank totaled 1478 items in 2022.  Thank you for all who donate food items each Sunday.   Special thanks to John & Kathy P!

·       February food suggestions: hot chocolate, canned or bottled juice, can or instant coffee or any non-perishable food is much appreciated.

·       Christmas ’22 was very successful. Thank you to everyone who decorated and undecorated the Sanctuary and donated gifts under the Giving Tree for 5 families in our community, plus toys to GWCM families.

·        An e-vote in Dec.’22 resulted in approval of purchasing a garden stone to replace a worn, illegible sign for the Memorial Garden’s dedication in 2001.

·       New Elders and Deacons will be installed Feb. 19.

·       40 battery-operated candles and batteries were approved to be purchased for the use at Christmas for the wrought-iron candle posts. –Thanks to Debbie B’s vision and research.


 *A Community Lenten Bible Study will be held March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at Christ Episcopal Church, 63 Delaware St., Woodbury with a soup supper at 6 -7pm and Bible Study from 7 -8:30 pm – all are invited to attend!   See Joyce Woodrow or Kathy Pedicone for details.


Mark your Calendars:

Feb. 19 – Congregational meeting & installation of elders & deacons

Feb. 22 – Ash Wednesday service at our church –details TBA in church and upcoming notices

May 3 – Sunshine Luncheon  - invitations will be mailed in Feb

Graduate Sunday is June 4, 2023 - -Please notify Deacons of your family members that will be graduating this year!


In Christ’s Service, The Board of Deacons




Please consider honoring the Glory of God by dedicating Chancel Flowers for our church sanctuary.  Arrangements are $15 each.

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Direct Questions to Erin Zorio: Phone 856-889-6808

Please place in the offering plate or mail to:
Flower Fund c/o Erin Zorio
335 Elm Avenue
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

The Deacons, with friends and family, decorated the Sanctuary for the Christmas 2021 season.