Central UMC supports almost 20 local missions and nonprofit organizations with our missions budget, but how can we, as individual church members, make a difference? To help, each month we will spotlight a ministry that we support and give you ways that you can get involved.
October missions focus on the Christmas season
-Kathy Littrell, Mission Chair
We would like to say a BIG thank you to all who filled Christmas Shoeboxes this past month. We filled up almost 150 boxes! What a surprise blessing for those who will receive them this December! Hopefully they will also learn of the love of God thru his son, Jesus. Thank you all again for your participation.
Pumpkins and mums may decorate our homes now, but our local mission this month is to look ahead to those who will need help in our community this Christmas! The Neighborhood Christian Center has in the past sponsored a ‘toy store” where parents could pick out items for their children. This year they will not be able to do their toy store in the same way, and instead would like to implement a sponsorship-type Christmas program for children and teens. A GIFT CARD DRIVE would be super helpful for the NCC this year! If you would like to make a child/teen happy at Christmas this year, these are the gift cards the NCC could use:
- Fast food Restaurants
Please consider picking up a gift card the next time you are shopping! We will be collecting them during the month of October. You may place the gift cards in the offering plate, mail them to the church, or place them in the Missions mailbox in the coffee nook!
For our Global Mission, Ornaments 4 Orphans Christmas Ornament Sale is back! We will be selling ornaments outside in the church parking lot the last 2 Sundays in October. We also have options for you to shop virtually online, so be looking for these details coming soon. The money from these ornaments go to support fair trade workers in poor countries such as Uganda, Kenya and Nepal. This is a win/win situation… buy an ornament for you or as a gift and help out impoverished communities at the same time!