MONTHLY MISSIONS

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

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

There is great need in our community as we’ve seen in both our drive thru and sit-down meals. We are back to sit down meals inside with some social distancing and volunteers wearing masks as long as there is no COVID surge.  We’ve retooled the 3-course meal to be served on individual plates instead of family style with a salad bar for safety and the guests are enjoying it!  Family Table is not part of the congregational budget and is funded solely by Mission donations.  Currently, the average cost per month is $250, so our goal to fund next year’s meals is $3000.  Family Table is truly a volunteer ministry where many hearts, minds, and hands work together to reach our neighbors in need.  As we get going with the indoor meal again we will need an increase in volunteers too.   Please join us as we continue to respond to John Wesley’s challenge to “Do all the good you can.”                                

Please consider donating to this worthy cause.  We are so grateful and appreciate your continued ministry to the missions of FUMC.  Remember that giving is easy using the “Give Online” button on the FUMC website and then select “Missions.”  You can also mail your donation to the church’s office at 680 Mississippi Street, Fridley, MN  55432.  Please write “September Missions” on the memo line of your check.  Thank you for your generous support of our mission programs!

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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.  Next date will be on September 24th in the building Dine-In, 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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.