News and Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

For Your Information: We received results from last week’s blood drive from the Community Blood Center. Thirty-nine people registered to donate. Thirty-one units of blood were received which will help 93 lives in our area. We had 8 first time donors this month. Thank you to those who participated. The next blood drive will be held on Wednesday March 3rd. Mark your calendars.

Sewing Seeds Of Love: Sewing Seeds Of Love quilting ministry group will now be meeting on Monday mornings from 10:30 A.M. until approximately 12:30 P.M. in Fellowship Hall.  If you have a love of sewing, you are invited to join the group. Our prayer quilts are always in demand and additional help would be most welcome. Contact Donna Galdeen for  information.

2021 Giving Envelopes:  Envelopes are available in the Narthex. If you have not used giving envelopes in the past but would like a box, please contact the church office.

Plastic Bottle Cap Collection: This program has reached its goal. Therefore, we will no longer be collecting bottle caps unless we hear otherwise. Thank you to all who participated. We encourage you to recycle whenever possible. 

Get your “Hanging On In An Upside Down World” book signed: Pastor Gary has copies of his book available. The book is $10, signed of course! Thank you for your support. (By the way, he is working on the follow-up.)

SCRIP Cards Available:  We currently keep 32 different retailers/restaurants in stock which include gas stations. SCRIP cards spend just like cash but are safer than carrying cash. Thank you for supporting this ongoing fundraising program.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Today is Human Relations Day: We are all family. When we walk past our neighbor who is hiding in plain sight, we limit the gifts and graces that our sisters and brothers in Christ bring to the table. We limit the experiences, the voices and the beloved community that take place through mutual sharing of gifts. With a special offering celebrating Human Relations Day, we join with United Methodists around the world, remembering that the size of the table of divine love is unlimited.

Across the United Methodist connection we come together to help bridge the gap between church and community by participating in an offering set aside for Human Relations Day. For more than half a century, United Methodists have observed this church wide special Sunday in recognition of the message Jesus demonstrated during his life: all of God’s children are important.

You may include your special offering with your regular giving. However, we ask that you specify the amount you wish to give for Human Relations Day. You may include a note or simply indicate the information on the memo line of your check.

Mission Donations: We continue to accept usable household items (no furniture) and good used clothing which will be delivered to St. Paul UMC in Dayton and/or Church Women United in Middletown. Please have items bagged or boxed and labeled “mission”. Place items in the coat closet near the media booth. If you have large quantities, contact the church office before dropping off. We thank Dale and Robin White for volunteering to deliver mission items.