First United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.


Current Mission Focus




          Shoeboxes will again be collected for Samaritan's Purse.  For the past 25 years, these special gifts have been delivered to 157 million children in need in over 160 countries.  The boxes will be on the altar rail starting October 28 and due on or before November 18th.   Instructions included along with a boy/girl label and a prayer card.  Please include a check payable to Samaritan's purse with "Operation Christmas Child" on the memo line.  The first boxes to be filled are from 2017 and need a $7.00 check, once those are filled, we'll fill the 2018 boxes and the shipping cost for them is $9.00.



          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 and on the front railing during November.


Recent Mission Updates


          4 Gallon bags of travel-sized personal Hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soaps) were donated to HAVIN (Helping All Victims in Need).    

U.M.C.O.R Hygiene kit items

          Our church family generously contributed the following items along with $50.00 for these greatly needed kits during August and September:

          26 Nail Clippers          38 Hand Towels          73 Combs                                        

          109 Washcloths          148 Bars of Soap          187 Toothbrushes

          468 Gallon Storage Bags                                670 Bandaids


          On September 22, our church participated in Rise Against Hunger along with several other area churches.  Here are the statistics associated with the project.

     Total Contributions:  $7,187.74          Total Contributions (6 years): $46,996.98

     Total FUMC Contribution: $115.00                                                            

     Total Meal Packets: 24,785                 Total Meal Packets (6 years): 170,149

     Total FUMC Volunteers  17                  Total Volunteers (combined churches) 105

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