A Message from Missions
Thanks to everyone that supplied snacks and beverages for the bags for Elijah's Promise. A big thanks to all who stayed to pack and a special thanks to Dave for taking over the bulk items and to Emily and Teresa for delivering the bags. See below the lovely email from Elijah's Promise thanking us for our generous donations.
"Please know we all say thank you so much for all that you and your volunteers at United Methodist did to complete snack packs for us at Elijah's Promise. Please know that our team appreciates it but even more so our community who will be blessed by your donations. The time, energy and treats you packaged mean a lot to someone who sometimes doesn't know where their next meal is coming from. Looking forward to your donating more in a few weeks and if you need anything in the meantime, please let me know if you need anything."
Thank you to all who brought soup for "Souper" Bowl Sunday. We currently are assisting a family of 6 and 2 single gentlemen in need through our food pantry.
The Communion offering for March is for UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing). For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been tak-ing part in a special offering, laying the foundation for the United Methodist Committee on Relief's ministry of relief and hope. UMCOR's work of alleviating human suffering around the world includes disaster relief and supplies, disaster risk reduction, health and humanitarian development. Because of UMCOR Sunday, when you hear about a disaster or humanitarian crisis and you give to UMCOR, you can be assured that one hundred percent of the money you designate goes toward people in need.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) brings God's hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by war, conflict or natural disaster. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response to people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. After flood waters have receded, wounds have been tended, basic needs met, and the world's attention has faded, The United Methodist Church continues to be present by providing ongoing assistance. UMCOR provides survivors not only temporary relief, but also long-term education, training, and support. While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations, the most important partners in the work of recovery are those being served.
Luke 3:11 John replied, "If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry. "Don't forget to come vote for your favorite chili at the Chili Cook-off on the 4th!
Chili Cook-Off - Saturday, March 4th - 2pm-4pm
Come and join the fun! Everyone is welcome to attend, taste and help decide the best chili. $5 Tasting fee.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.