MONTHLY MISSIONS

Each month we focus on a particular cause or mission to support. 
 
MAY OFFERING WILL BE 2022 LOVE OFFERING

Each year, churches in the Minnesota Annual Conference take a Love Offering for missions. The offering is brought to annual conference session, a gathering of United Methodist clergy and laity from across the state.

The theme of the 2022 Annual Conference session taking place in St. Cloud on May 24-25 is “Jesus: Healer.” The Love Offering provides the opportunity to bring healing in the name and spirit of Jesus.

The funds from this year’s offering will to go to five projects: The Red Bird Missionary Conference (40 percent), Holy Grounds at Centenary UMC, Mankato (17 percent), Simpson Food Pantry, Minneapolis (17 percent), West African Family and Community Food Shelf, Brooklyn Center (17 percent), and Volunteers in Mission Scholarships (10 percent).

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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 winter months.  For the beginning of 2022 we will be offering drive-thru meals on  May 28.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH

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 1:00 PM.  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. (TBD) 

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

 
We will be supporting a new missionary, Rev. J. Park.
 
Rev. J. Park is a United Methodist missionary serving as the Country Director of the Southeast Asia Mission Initiative, based in Ho Chi Minh City.  Rev. Park felt a call to ministry early in his life and has served as a pastor for 20 years, including starting multiple church plants.  His family came to the Christian faith through Methodist missionaries in Korea which inspired many of his family members to become pastors and missionaries.  His wife, T. Park, is also a missionary.  They are excited and happy to serve in Southeast Asia and hope to spread the Christian message in that part of the world.   The Minnesota Conference has a partnership with the Parks, and we can look forward to hearing more about them in the future.