First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.


Current Mission Focus

Paint Project for Life Choices 

        One of the needs that Life Choices has is to paint the patient rooms in their Butler clinic.  We will assemble a "paint team' to help this need, gathering at 7:45 am at the Covenant Center on March 16, leaving by 800, painting until early to mid-afternoon.  Wear paint clothes and bring a bag lunch.  Life Choices will provide all the supplies, we supply the people.

Rise Against Hunger 


        We look forward to participating again in this international hunger relief program.  First Church will hose it on Saturday September 21 in the Covenant Center.  During March, we will begin to collect funds towards our share of the cost of the ingredients for the packaged meals we will prepare.  

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 21,339 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

 Heifer Project - Look for an update next month, but we far surpassed our goal of raising enough money to purchase a single water buffalo!!!

 Ramps of Hope - Look for an update next month, but we had donations to purchase many screws and lagbolts for the team.

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