Fridley United Methodist Church
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Sunday Services
9:30 - 10:30 am.
• Worship
10:30 - 11:00 am.
• Fellowship
11:00 - 12:00
• All Age Learning
   (Sept to May)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Audio of Sermon

 Serving Our Local Neighbors


The words of the hymn “Jesu, Jesu” ask Jesus to “fill us with your love, show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you”.  Loving our neighbor through service is primary in Fridley UMC’s ministry.  We serve in many ways:  

• The monthly Family Table meal
• Individual and group service at area organizations, such as those listed below
• Service as tutors and helpers at Stevenson school

• Helpers in our onsite day care, The Rainbow School
• Financial support to our United Methodist missions and to many other missions
• Support to people in need
• Donations of goods to various groups, including the Anoka County Jail

 


 

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 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
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.
 

Meals on Wheels: Our congregation members volunteer to deliver meals to seniors and others in need.  The meals are prepared and packed at Unity Hospital.

Feed My Starving Children:
 This a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. Children and adults hand-pack meals. 

Serve Globally:  Service in missions located beyond Minnesota, nationally, or internationally.

Home Page
 
 
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. 

   Your Mission Commission
 
 
 

680 Mississippi St.
Fridley, MN 55432
763-571-1526
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