Each month we focus on a particular cause or mission to support.
October Mission – Hope4Youth
The mission focus for the month of October is Hope4Youth. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us in some way, but none so much as those who are the most vulnerable. COVID-19 has also impacted Hope4Youth which is a nonprofit located in Anoka, MN. On any given night in Minnesota, 6,000 youth are without a home. Many of these young people are sleeping in cars, doubling up with a friend, or struggling to survive on the streets placing them at an increased risk during this COVID-19 crisis. Hope4Youth provides individuals, ages 16 – 23, with a place to stay, a hot meal, clothing, a place to do laundry, a hot shower, personal hygiene items and various other resources to help them find jobs and housing. Hope4Youth is there when others aren’t and helps these young adults out of a path of homelessness and onto a path of independence. Last year more than 500 youth accessed the services at Hope4Youth. The first and only Drop-In Center for youth in the north metro, HOPE 4 Youth strives to provide a community where all youth feel safe, valued, and supported. They do this by providing HOPE for youth experiencing homelessness:
Angela Panter and Judy Ryan are standing by, ready to resume serving a monthly meal at Hope4Youth as soon as it is safe to do so. Please consider making a monetary donation to Hope4Youth and, if you have the time, consider volunteering with Angela & Judy or donating needed items directly to Hope4Youth. For additional volunteer opportunities, see their website at www.hope4youthmn.org. Remember that giving is easy using the “Give Online” button on the FUMC website and change from Current Expense to Missions. Thank you for your generous support of our mission programs!
You can donate online at www.fridleyumc.org, change from Current Expense to Missions. Or Mail to:
Fridley United Methodist Church
680 Mississippi St NE
Fridley, MN 55432
(Check memo line “October Mission”)
Love in Christ, 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 - 12:30 PM for Drive-Thru pick up in parking lot for August, September, October months.
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 to the public from infant through Pre-K.
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.
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.