Each month we focus on a particular cause or mission to support.
JULY MISSION - SACA FOOD SHELF
SACA (Southern Anoka Community Assistance) Food Shelf is our July Mission of the Month. SACA is a non-profit Food Shelf located in Columbia Heights serving the communities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Fridley, Spring Lake Park and now including the neighborhood of Columbia Park in NE Minneapolis for those who must walk and carry food. The goal is to help people get on track for a good job so they no longer need to use a food shelf. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic everything has changed. People have lost jobs, cannot receive unemployment, and have difficulty paying rent and other bills. This affects the basic necessity of FOOD. The use of SACA's Food Shelf has increased greatly. The Thrift Store is closed and fundraisers have been cancelled including the Postal Drive. However, the Food shelf is open and feeding people - lots of people. Last year 17,000 families and households were fed. That is 41,414 people. Of those, about 15,000 were seniors. SACA gave out just under 692,000 lbs. of food. Figures are not available for the very large usage of the Food Shelf since the Pandemic started but the shelves are not filled and there are shortages in many crucial areas. At this time, money is what is needed most. For each dollar donated, they can buy 10+ pounds of food through the food banks, like Second Harvest. Let’s help our local neighbors. Perhaps you can give a portion of your stimulus check to help those less fortunate than us. There is so much uncertainty but Life goes on - people still need food.
You can give online to Missions - marking July SACA Food Shelf or mail your contributions to FUMC, 680 Mississippi St, Fridley, MN 55432.
Heartfelt thanks from your Mission Commission
The 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 for July, August, September months.
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.
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
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.
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.
IMAGINE NO MALARIA
info goes here...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.
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.
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.