SCRIP ORDERS for FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
This program supports our church since the business transfers a % of the sale to us. To participate, fill out the order form, and then place it and the payment [either cash or a check made out to FUMC] in the collection plate or by dropping it off in the office. Orders are usually placed on the first Sunday of the month, and the gift cards will be available for distribution on the following Sunday, or in the church office. Thank you for your participation.
This year’s Annual Conference Mission Challenge invites each district to participate by giving “personal dignity kits” for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL. Our district has been asked to supply combs and shampoo/conditioner [4 oz.]. All items must be new. Please deposit your donation in the UMCOR donation receptacles near the church office or in the south narthex.
For July 2017 missions...
Here's the list of supplies we are collecting for UMCOR Supplies_needed_for_UMCOR_kits.pdf
We are going to focus on gathering School Supplies for those in our community who can't afford them. Drop off the supplies in the UMCOR donation baskets or in the Activity Center in the Education Building. Thank you.
- Pencils [unsharpened]
- hand-held pencil sharpener
- glue & glue sticks
- notebook paper
- round tipped scissors
- spiral notebooks
For June 2017 missions...
Our 8th Annual Summertime Drive for Lansing Food Pantry
Items needed as we focus on the needs of our community...
- Canned - carrots, spinanch, spaghetti [SpaghettiOs, Chef Coyardee], chili beans
- Hot or cold cereal
- Soap: bars, dish
- Not Wanted - French cut green beans, creamed corn, cranberries, pumpkin, canned sweet potatoes
For our May 2017 missions...
This year's Annual Conference Mission Challenge invites each district to participate by giving personal dignity kits for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL. http://midwestmissiondc.org/
Our district has been asked to supply combs and shampoo/conditioner [4 oz.]. All items mut be new. The conference has noted that all of these supplies are available at Dollar Tree stores and online as well.
Please deposit your donations in the UMCOR donation receptables near the church office or in the south Narthex.
Those attending the Annual Conference from our church will deliver the items collected on June 4, 2017.
For our April 2017 missions...
1. "Imagine No Malaria" http://imaginenomalaria.org/ is a comprehensive approach not only to prevent the disease by providing nets, but also concentrating efforts on treatment education, and comminication.
We will hang our mosquito net again in the north narthex as a reminder for the prevention aspect. For every $10 donated [envelopes [provided] , we will place a mosquito on the outside of the net.
2. Rigley Rebel Rooftop Reachout RigleyRebelRooftop.pdf
Join us on Monday May 8, 2017 at 4pm.
We invite the local high school students, faculty, band and booster club to watch the Varsity baseball games in the spring from our 1,000 square foot rooftop that provides an excellent view of the baseball diamond. Free hot dogs, popcorn, & lemonade are offered.
Our first goal is to build on our foundation of being a “good neighbor” to the local high school and students.
Our second goal is to get them to attend a service, join our youth group, or to join a small groups.
Our third goal is to invigorate our United Methodist Men’s club.
For our March 2017 missions...
We are celebrating UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) http://www.umcor.org/ in March. The Vision of UMCOR is: “As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR transforms and strengthens people and communities.” Their Mission is: “Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.” When you do make a financial donation to an UMCOR mission, you can be assured that every dollar will go to the progra you specify.
UMCOR can guarantee this because all of their administrative costs are covered by UMCOR Sunday offering (formerly called the One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday) which we will celebrate at the end of March.
For our February 2017 missions...
For this month's campaign, we are collecting donations for 5 local missions...
Meals on Wheels
Hospice of the Calumet Area
Al God's Children Preschool
Lansing Food Pantry
For our January 2017 missions...
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
We are collecting cans of soup for the Lansing Food Pantry. Give whatever brand of soup that you like.
Please place your donations in the UMCOR baskets in S Narthex or outside church office.
The final collection date is super Bowl Sunday, February 5th. Our goal is 350+ cans! Thank you!
For our December 2016 missions...
Please bring knit mittens, hats, scarfs, for the Carmelite Homes for Boys and Girls http://www.carmelitehome.org/
For November 2016 missions
“Harvest Table” is starting Nov. 6, 13, and 2oth. Please bring items to be donated to the Lansing Food Pantry to display at the front of our church. Any canned or boxed items will be appreciated. Checks are also accepted. We will deliver these supplies so that they may have the in time for Thanksgiving distribution.
For October 2016 missions
In conjunction with "The Blessing of the Animals" event, we will be collecting supplies and monetary donations for the Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster. http://www.hscalumet.org/
HCSA's vision statement is: "Working individually and in partnership with similar valued organizations we will create a humane community for all animals through educaiton, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion."
A partial "Wish List" -
CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
- paper towels
- heavy-duty garbage bags
- cat litter [non-clumping]
- Lysol/ Disinfectant wipes
- large towels
- power-free latex gloves [medium & large]
- buckle collar
- dog & cat toys
- cat condos
- pet beds
If you decide to donate, please make out your check to FUMC and designate in memo it's for HSCA
For our September 2016 missions...
"FILL THE ARK" for the Heifer Project www.heifer.org
It is a four-week, daily missions-giving "Fill the Ark" program that offers real-life solutions to world hunger and shows that one person, one faily, one congregation can make a difference in today's world.
The coins you donate to your ark wll provide an animal to a family in need.
Please pick up your calendar and box.
Heifer helps to empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products, i.e., milk, eggs and honey which can be traded or sold at market.
When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.
The core of their model is "Passing on the Gift." This means families share the training their receive, and pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family. This extends the impact of the original gift, allowing a once impoverished family to become donors and full participants in improving their communities.
Donations UMCOR receives through this offering, along with other undesignated gifts made throughout the year, cover our costs of doing business. Gifts like yours make it possible for UMCOR to use 100% of all other contributions on the projects our donors specify, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs.
Because we keep operating costs under 10% of our total budget, undesignated gifts may actually exceed UMCOR’s administrative needs. When that happens, your support is channeled to under-funded programs, where they’re most needed. They also may be used to allow UMCOR to respond to disasters immediately after an event and before funds can be raised.
Most congregations celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing on the fourth Sunday of Lent. If this conflicts with other events, local churches are encouraged to choose other dates that work for them. we're ready to respond in times of crisis.
Resources such as bulletin inserts, posters, and more are available here: http://www.umcgiving.org/pastors/resources?category=2747
Because of your donations [please click here http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Programs/One-Great-Hour-of-Sharing ] we're ready to respond in times of crisis.
Click here for 2016_11-2_Midwest_Mission_Newsletter.pdf
We have a group that is going to Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL. http://www.midwestmissiondc.org/ Monday through Friday. We stay for about 5 days in their dorm. Here's the upcoming dates...
For more info, view the Volunteer booklet http://www.midwestmissiondc.net/Volunteer/volunteerbookletcolorb.pdf
While there, we put together UMCOR kits http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies ; desks & repair items i.e. bikes, sewing machines, etc.
The cost is about $110 with $55 in advance for registration.
If you are interested, please see...
- Grant Oppenhuis
- Gretchen Combs
- Barb Marstellar
- Ellen-Marie Allen
- Mary Pierce
- Pam Lancy
We are helping Lowell and Claudia Wertz, our missionaries to Africa, and “Joy in the Harvest,” http://www.joyintheharvest.com/about/the-missionaries/lowell-claudia by collecting original CDs of music for their radio station.
Used CDs, even with some scratches are fine. You can place your donations in the UMCOR / Missions baskets in the Narthex. We will get them to their destination for you.
Last Visit -
Lowell and Claudia Wertz visited our Lenten service on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.