Serving Our Local Neighbors
• The monthly Family Table meal
Monthly Focus - (November 2015)
NOVEMBER MISSIONS EVENT “AID TO REFUGEES IN EUROPE”
Today our Global Community and particularly Europe is confronted with the largest mass migration of people ever. Hundreds of thousands of displaced persons are pouring out of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other Mideast countries to Europe. By the end of 2015 the number is expected to exceed 4.7 million.
Bishop Ough is urging all United Methodist churches to answer the call through UMCOR to help in whatever way we can to alleviate the suffering in Europe. Our Mission for the month of November will be collected for that use. Along with other Methodists an offering will be collected at our Thanksgiving Eve Worship on November 25th to add to these needed funds. To quote Bishop Ough, “As United Methodists, we are committed to transforming the world so that the kingdom of God will come on earth as it is in heaven. Care for the stranger, the migrant, the refugee is one immediate component of this mission. Pray that refugees will be welcomed with warm hospitality. Pray for those who are already on the front line providing compassion, asylum and relief. Pray for peace.” Give generously to this effort.
Pew offering envelopes can be used for Mission giving. Check Missions and write November UMCOR Aid to Refugees. Thank you.
To contribute: Write a check payable to Fridley United Methodist Church. Write UMCOR on the memo line, or go to our online giving webpage.
Our recent monthly focus projects:
October 2015, Midwest Mission Distribution Center
September 2015, Family Table
August 2015, Feed My Starving Children
July 2015, Emma Norton Services
June 2015, Loaves & Fishes
May 2015, Conference Love Offering
April 2015, Hope 4 Youth
February 2015, March 2015 Lenten Offering
January 2015, Simpson Housing Services
December 2015, Advent Offering
November 2014, Ebola Crisis
October 2014, Compatible Technology International (CTI)
September 2014, Family Table
August, 2014, The Seed Project
Ongoing Service to Our Neighbors
In addition to contribution to many United Methodist projects, both in Minnesota and globally, the congregation regularly supports local outreach needs.
Some organizations that receive support and offerings from our members:
Loaves and Fishes: Volunteers from Fridley United Methodist Church serve a hot meal once a month (the second Monday of each month) at one of the ten area sites for Loaves and Fishes.
Serve Globally: Service in missions located beyond Minnesota, nationally, or internationally.
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