Each month we focus on a particular cause or mission to support.
SPECIAL MISSION FOR OCTOBER
It is hard to grasp the devastation caused by two recent hurricanes: Harvey and Irma. Hurricane Harvey has caused 180 billion dollars in damages. Much of the damage was in Houston, but parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky were also affected. 70 people perished. 203,000 homes were damaged, of which 12,700 were destroyed. There were many environmental consequences. On the heels of Harvey, came Hurricane Irma, killing a total of 40 people in the Caribbean and the US. As this article is being written, 12 million people are without power, and preliminary estimate of damage is 64 billion.
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) responded quickly, and has been giving aid, and will continue to offer much help to the disaster victims. It will take a monumental effort, with many hands working together to rebuild the lives and property of those affected by these huge catastrophes. 100% of donations to UMCOR go towards relief and recovery. The victims of these hurricanes need our prayers and the best support we can give.
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 - 1:00 PM.
2017: October 28
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 and after-school programs to the public for 6 age levels, from infant through 4th grade in age.
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.