MINISTRIES

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MONTHLY MISSIONS

Each month we focus on a particular cause or mission to support. 

Our Mission for September is:

FAMILY TABLE

The Mission committee has graciously designated Family Table as the September Mission of the Month. 

There is great need in our community, and we have responded by retooling Family Table into a drive-thru meal. It is hard to guess how many cars we will have and how many meals to make as people deliver to friends and family in need!  Family Table is not part of the congregational budget and is funded solely by Mission donations.  The average cost per month is $207, and our goal to fund next year's meals, whether we are serving drive up or in person again, is $2,700.  Family Table is truly a volunteer ministry where many hearts, minds, and hands work together to reach our neighbors in need. Please join us as we continue to respond to John Wesley’s challenge to “Do all the good you can.”

The Missions committee of FUMC is very appreciative of your continued support.  Your gift for Family table can be easily made using the “Give Online” button on the FUMC Website and selecting Missions.  Or you can send a check marked September Missions directly to FUMC, 680 Mississippi St., Fridley, MN 55432. 

Thank you for your generous support.

 

 

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FAMILY TABLE

Family Table is a free meal for those in need in the surrounding community.  It is held on the 4th Saturday of the month from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM for Drive-Thru pick up in parking lot through the summer months.  Meal  dates are: September 25, October 23, November 27, 2021.  There will be no Family Table offered in December 2021.  

 

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RAINBOW SCHOOL

Rainbow School and Daycare is a church owned ministry.  It was specifically created to be open to all children and respects persons of all faiths and those with no religious faith.  Provides DayCare to the public from infant through Pre-K.  Rainbow's phone number is 763-571-7521.

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UM WOMEN

United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

United Methodist Women at FUMC consists of a Board, three Circles and Members at Large. 

Naomi Friendship Circle meets the second Friday of the month at the Church at 9:30 AM.  They do things like make sandwiches for Dignity Center, cards for Shut-ins and other small projects.

Ruth Circle meets at the church the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM.  They follow a study book.

Tabitha Circle does Service projects like Feed My Starving Children, making blankets for the homeless, collecting Cake Mixes and Frosting Mixes for Food Shelves and other worthwhile projects.  

We also have a Fall Gathering and Salad Luncheon in the Spring which are our major fundraisers for our mission projects. 

CONTACT: Dawn Bushnell
Phone: 763-755-0845
Email: 
dawnieI@aol.com

 

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MEALS ON WHEELS

Drivers are always needed.   We drive one week per month during the lunch hour.  To volunteer contact  Janet Fossum @763-780-5694.

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FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

We serve at Feed My Starving Children. When we serve there we pack meals for children all over the world. This is a way you can make a difference for hungry kids. There are sitting jobs as well as standing jobs.

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UMCOR

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.

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MISSIONARY SUPPORT

Our Missionaries, Gordon & Ardell Graner continue their mission in the Dominican Republic working on a new ministry with Solar Oven Partners out of Brookings, SD.  The Caribbean islands, with its year round source of sunshine make the use of solar ovens a practical and efficient use of energy.  The solar ovens allow people to turn away from destructive wood and charcoal sources of fuel and instead use the resources of the sun.  Those who receive a solar oven pay about $15, a small portion of the actual cost.  The price is affordable for some and a sacrifice for others.  The Graners are also supporting volunteer-in-mission teams that come to the Dominican Republic to work with them and their partner church, Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana.  The Graners also continue their ongoing service of supporting pastors and lay teachers in the area as they share the Good News with children, youth and adults.