Mission Opportunities

BLESSED ARE THE FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS who…..

...have the compassion to feed the hungry,

...supply the food can by can, box by box, bag by bag,

...donate to the budget,

...are the caretakers - building and monitoring its well being,

...pick up on Wednesdays from Kroger so that breads and bakery items are available,

...volunteer EVERY month so that each week the Food Pantry is open. It takes approximately 20 people monthly to staff the Pantry and many of them have served for four years,

...are faithful and full of grace. Their service is outstanding!!!

Please reach out and give your thanks to these volunteers. We are on target to feed nearly 1,800 people in 2019!!!!

We are on target to feed nearly 2,000 people this year!

UMCOR Sager Brown Mission Trip

For Cleaning Buckets:

Reusable cleaning wipes (like HandiWipes)

Packs of 36-50 clothes pins (any style)

50-100-foot clothesline (cotton or plastic)

Reusable kitchen gloves

Work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather

For School Kits:

Blunt scissors Box of 24 crayons

12” Ruler Hand-held pencil sharpeners, 1” or larger

Unsharpened pencils Erasers 2” or larger

For Hygiene Kits: (formerly health kits)

Hand towels Wash clothes

Adult toothbrushes Toenail or fingernail clippers

Adhesive bandages Bath size soap (No Ivory or Jergen’s)

One-gallon baggies Combs, at least 6” of teeth

If you have any questions, contact Lois Anderson, Team Leader, or one of the members of the team. Thanks for all your help with this project.

Angel Trees

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Register your Kroger Plus Card online at www.kroger.com/communityrewards and Kroger will give SFUMC a portion of their profits quarterly to use in our Missions program.  SFUMC NPO #57217.  Can't register online?  Call 1-800-331-5304 to register your Kroger Plus Card.

Re-enrollment can be done at any time. Each participant currently signed up to support SFUMC through the Kroger program is required to re-enroll his/her Kroger Plus card on an annual basis through the Kroger.com website. This is also the perfect time for anyone who has not done so to register their Kroger Plus card and link it to Smyrna First United Methodist Church. All proceeds from this program go directly into Missions outreach.


Local Mission Opportunity

The Mission Team in conjunction with the UMW Sunshine Circle is continuing the backpack feeding program for Smyrna Elementary School children who are “food insecure.” Food insecure means children, who participate in the free or reduced price lunch program, including homeless children, may or may not have anything to eat on weekends. Gallon size food bags contain 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch/dinner items, 2 snacks, and 2 drinks, and are sent home in the children’s backpacks each weekend.

Sunshine Circle members administer this church outreach program by serving as liaison with the school guidance counselor, purchasing food, assembling food bags monthly, and delivering food bags weekly to the school.

We need your help! Please consider financially “sponsoring” a child for the 2015-2016 school year. The cost per child is approximately $200. Last school year, the number of children receiving food bags increased from 32 in August to 54 by May. There is great need – every contribution helps. To those of you who have been supporting this program with monthly or annual contributions, thank you!! We pray you will be able to continue giving.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Martin. Thanks!