Each month we focus on a particular cause or mission to support.
Our Special Mission for July is Compatible Technology International
Global poverty may seem overwhelming, but Compatible Technology International, CTI, is making a significant difference in many countries, using a human approach. CTI was founded in the Twin Cities of MN in 1981, when a group of engineers and researchers from local food companies like General Mills teamed up to use their ingenuity, hard work and compassion to help the global poor resolve their food and water problems. Through the years, CTI has developed simple machinery in collaboration with the people they are helping in struggling countries such as India and Africa. We have had a demonstration of peanut tools in our church. The tools have cut traditional manual labor from 40 days to 5 days, and helped provide a good food source and a way to make a living. In Senegal, a new thresher for millet has impacted 29,000 people, mostly women who do the harvesting, often with a baby on their back. The process is cut from 36 hours to 2 hours. CTI is now expanding into water treatment by developing a water chlorinator that can be built and maintained by villagers in Nicaragua. Today, 340,000 people there have gained access to safe water through this invention. The impact of CTI is amazing! Your support can help greatly improve and save lives!
Please consider making a monetary donation to CTI. Every donation is important.
Your Mission Commission
The 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 - 1:00 PM.
2017: July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28
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 and after-school programs to the public for 6 age levels, from infant through 4th grade in age.
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 9:30 AM. 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.
CONTACT: Dawn Bushnell
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.
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.
IMAGINE NO MALARIA
info goes here...The people of The United Methodist Church, a world of people unified in the fight against a needless killer. It's time we all join hands with Africa, on a personal mission to heal. Imagine No Malaria and then make it real. Sustaining life. One person at a time. One month at a time.
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.
Our Missionaries, Gordon & Ardell Graner continue their mission in the Dominican Republic working on a new ministry with Solar Oven Partners out of Brookings, SD. The Caribbean islands, with its year round source of sunshine make the use of solar ovens a practical and efficient use of energy. The solar ovens allow people to turn away from destructive wood and charcoal sources of fuel and instead use the resources of the sun. Those who receive a solar oven pay about $15, a small portion of the actual cost. The price is affordable for some and a sacrifice for others. The Graners are also supporting volunteer-in-mission teams that come to the Dominican Republic to work with them and their partner church, Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana. The Graners also continue their ongoing service of supporting pastors and lay teachers in the area as they share the Good News with children, youth and adults.