MINISTRIES

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MONTHLY MISSIONS

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

 

January Mission – UMCOR’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program

Our mission focus for January is UMCOR’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (WASH).  If you’ve ever had your water service interrupted, you quickly realize how reliant we are on our water supplies; to flush the toilet, to take a quick drink of water, to cook our food, to wash our clothes, to water our lawns.  For many parts of the world, having a source of clean water is a luxury and not something to be taken for granted.  In fact, 668 million people around the world don’t have a reliable source of clean drinking water and even more lack access to water for agriculture and other household tasks – tasks that we take for granted.  WASH works with communities to gain access to clean water by helping them (i) locate and develop safe water sources, (ii) provide education on good hygiene behaviors and (iii) improve sanitation solutions for waste products.  Your financial support of UMCOR’s WASH program will help them find solutions to one of the world’s most basic needs – clean water.  Every time you turn on the faucet, flush your toilet, take a shower, wash your hands, add water to a kettle, or make a pot of coffee, toss a quarter in a jar and see how quickly it accumulates.  Please consider making a monetary donation to provide clean water to the world through WASH.  Thank you for your generous support!

You can use the envelopes in the pew racks and make checks payable to FUMC.  Write “Missions” in the memo line.  

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FAMILY TABLE

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.

 

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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 and after-school programs to the public for 6 age levels, from infant through 4th grade in age.

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UM WOMEN

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
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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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. 

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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

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.