These are hard days for many of us, with people losing jobs, high utility costs with these cold days and other difficulties which make it harder and harder to make ends meet.

In the midst of it, there are many people who are working to provide resources and assistance to those who need it.   The Somerset County Board of Social Services has an office right in town, and they are really helpful.  We have a community Food Bank which people can access just by getting in touch with a member of the clergy in town.  There are other places which distribute food and clothing throughout the month, as well.

If your are worried about foreclosure, need help with utilities or are seeking other assistance in making it through these tough times, here is a document with links to all sorts of agencies that might be able to help you.  There are more resources also available at Borough Hall.  In addition, we are here to help in whatever way we might be able.  It is, after all, what we’ve been commanded to do: to love our neighbors as ourselves.  And through it all,  we continue to pray for and with all those who are in special need these days.