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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 'Souper Bowl of Caring' works to mobilize those looking to fight hunger and poverty in their community. It was started by a youth group in 1990. Since then, it has grown all over the world.
This month's project is for the PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter). Southern Cook facilities: https://www.sspads.org/
Here is a list of their needs:
Clothes, shoes, boots, socks, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brushes, personal feminine products, combs, hair brushes & picks, diapers, jars of peanut butter, and jelly.
We are collecting donations for local missions...
Meals on Wheels
Hospice of the Calumet Area
These missions will receive half, the other half will go towards our apportionments which help support the mission and m
inistry of the United Methodist Church at the conference and worldwide level. It is "A portion meant" for others. Each church is asked to give their fair share.
We are celebrating UMCOR Sunday (United Methodist Committee on Relief) http://www.umcor.org/
The Vision of UMCOR is: “As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR transforms and strengthens people and communities."
UMCOR's Mission is: “Com
pelled 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 programs you specify.
Donations will be divided between...
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. Apportionments which are our gifts to support the United Methodist Church's mission and ministry throughout the world. This is "a portion meant" for others.
Requests are made for...
supplies for personal dignity kits https://www.midwestmission.org/kits or
cash (the center can get supplies at a discount) for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL. http://midwestmissiondc.org/
Rebel Rooftop Reachout RebelRooftop.pdf
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, or from the "Skybox" a convereted classroom with the game telecast on closed circuit TV.
Free hot dogs, popcorn, & drinks [hot chocolate, lemonade, coffee] are offered.
Games like bean bag toss, ping pong, and foosball are available.
Lansing dignitaries are expected to attend. The baseball team will stop over for a "meet and Greet" following the game.
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.
Click here to view "The Lansing Journal" article dated March 17, 2019
Our Annual Summertime Drive for Lansing Food Pantry
Items needed as we focus on the needs of our community...
- Kool Aid
- Soap, shampoo, toothpaste
- single-serving soup
- Not Wanted - beans, cranberries, pumpkin, sweet potatoe. mac & cheese
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
"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. Half of the funds will go to Heifer and the other to our apportionments.
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.
Our current special mission project is MIDWEST MISSION DISTRIBUTION CENTER in Chatham, IL Pray for those who participate.
UMCOR response: offerings will be taken for the next few weeks, please make your checks out to UMCOR.
"Change the World" Bank: banks are placed in the south narthex every Sunday this month. Please do not place any checks in the bank since it may be over a year before we empty it. If you want to write a check, place it in the offering and designate it for Change the World.
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
“Harvest Table”... 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.
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