First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Missions

Current Mission Focus

July focus - Blessings Foster Care Ministry

     Blessings Foster Care Ministry, Inc is a non-profit organization serving the needs of foster care, at-risk youth, adoptees, and their families, caretakers.  Founded in 2016, this ministry focuses on the basic needs of foster children.

     This July our church family will contribute BACK-TO-SCHOOL supplies for these foster children.  By contributing in July, we will greatly help their back-t-school event in August. 

     Any school supplies for pre-school thru 12th grade are appreciated.

Some suggestions, but any are welcome:

     Backpacks               Pencils               Markers               Crayons                     Pens     

     Paper Clips             Notebooks          Glue Sticks          Trapper Keeper          Binders     

     Highlighters            Scissors              Index Cards         Colored Pencils          Staplers

     Sticky Notes            Composition Books                        Pencil Sharpeners      Graph Paper

Community Food Bank

           The food bank continues to pick up our contributions of boxed food, peanut butter and canned goods each month.  Remember to bring your items in for this great need.  Food Bank containers are at each church doorway.

Aluminum Cans - Habitat for Humanity

      We continue to collect aluminum cans of any kind.  All cans are counted and sold for recycling with the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity with our annual VBS mission project.   In the past 23 years we have collected over 705,000 cans giving $11,996 to Habitat for Humanity.   We have already received 26,842 cans towards our 2019 VBS collection.   Cans can be left on the ramp door at the back of the church.  

Pill Bottles (Manorville)

     If you have empty pill bottles in your medicine cabinet, remove the labels (Goo-gone removes the sticky labels), and bring to Manorville (we will have a collection box at FUMC in the library room).  The bottles will be washed, dried and sorted by color and placed in large ziplock bags to be shipped to Africa or Asia.  Many small villages don't have "containers" to take their medicine home with them.  This is a win-win project - those in need will have a way to take their medicine home with them and we will not fill our landfills with empty bottles!

 

 

Recent Mission Updates

 

Thank you to our church family for their financial giving and volunteers for giving their time