Serving Our Local Neighbors
• The monthly Family Table meal
Monthly Focus - (May 2015)
60% of the offering will go to the Grace Children’s Center in Vietnam. Our Minnesota Conference recently formed a partnership with United Methodist leaders in Vietnam. Many Vietnamese children come from broken homes are in need of care. The Grace Children’s Center now has a teacher who volunteers her time to teach first and second graders. The center’s children also learn to grow fruit, raise chickens and ducks, and make hats – which are sold to support the center. The love offering would provide a salary for the teacher, an expanded staff of teachers, a health care worker, and a cook.
30% of the Love Offering will go to church-school Partnerships. Every UM church in Minnesota is urged to develop a long-term partnership with a school in its community. There are children in all of our communities who lack food, school supplies, winter clothes, books, and positive role models. Some of our churches are opening up their buildings to school meetings, and are providing literacy classes and weekend meals.
The final 10% of the Love Offering will again provide scholarships to our Volunteers in Mission program, which sends teams for up to two weeks on mission programs, either domestically or abroad.
Thank you for your stewardship for your God-sized love for all of the world’s children, and for unleashing God’s mission to heal a broken world.
To contribute: Write a check payable to Fridley United Methodist Church. Write Annual Conference Love Offering on the memo line, or go to our online giving webpage.
Our recent monthly focus projects:
April, Hope 4 Youth
February, 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
July, 2014, Alexander House
June 2014, Project AdGrad
May 2014, District Conference Love Offering
March/April, Lenten Missions
February 2014, Beyond Horizons
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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