Serving Our Local Neighbors
• The monthly Family Table meal
Monthly Focus - (October, 2014)
For our October Mission, we support Compatible Techology International (CTI)
Compatible Technology International is a nonprofit organization led by professional staff and powered by skilled volunteers with the vision for a world in which all people have adequate nutritious food and clean water. CTI works to improve the lives of people in developing countries by designing food and water technologies that are sustainable and appropriate to local cultures by collaborating with in-country organizations to identify needs to achieve widespread use of varied technologies to relieve hunger and poverty.
Engineers are constantly working to improve their products; lower delivery cost and develop new devices.
For some examples there are water chlorinaters being constructed in Nicaragua, hand powered omega VI burr mills to grind peanuts, bicycle powered potato slicers, women starting micro enterprises using CTI's grinders, people in Senegal increasing the production of nutritious grains with CTI's processing tools, the preservation of Breadfruit as flour in Haiti and pepper shredders in Ethiopia. When grinders are delivered, agricultural agents conduct workshops for "Training of Trainers" so they can return to the villages and teach the people how to use and maintain the grinders. There are far reaching results using local crops for better nutrition for families, improve school lunches and selling the grains/flour for income. Please help support this great ministry.
To contribute: Write a check payable to Fridley United Methodist Church. Write CTI on the memo line, or go to our online giving webpage.
Our recent monthly focus projects:
September 204, Family Table
August, 2014, The Seed Project
July, 2014, Alexander House
June 2014, Project AdGrad
May 2014, District Conference Love Offering
March/April, Lenten Missions
February 2014, Beyond Horizons
January 2014, Philippines Disaster Relief
December 2013, Advent Offering
November 2013, Feed My Starving Children
October 2013, Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers
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.
Imagine No Malaria; The people of The United Methodist Church, a world of people unified in the fight against a needless killer. It's time we all join hands with Africa, on a personal mission to heal. Imagine No Malaria and then make it real. Sustaining life. One person at a time. One month at a time.
Pray: God can do more than we can ever imagine.
Know: The people of the United Methodist Church have embraced this cause. You can change a life.
Act: Get involved. A pledge to Imagine No Malaria of just $28 per month will change 100 lives.
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