November Missions & Outreach Updates
All Hands On Deck! for All Church Mission Night: Wednesday, November 14th at 5:30pm
Our All Church Mission Night will be Wednesday, November 14th beginning at 5:30 with a meal. Service projects that will be worked on include: Socks of Love for the Salina Shares November Sock it to Salina sock collection, M&M tubes for Feed My Starving Children, Mobilepack Donations, and decorating the float for the Festival of Lights. This is a multi-generational event.
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Salina Shares’ Sock it to Salina
During the month of November Salina First UMC will be a collection site for Salina Shares’ Sock it to Salina. These socks are shared with Salina agencies such as DVACCK, Ashby House, Salina Grace, and The Salina Mission. All sizes of socks are needed for children, men, and women. Your contribution will be appreciated.
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Salina Grace, Salina’s winter emergency shelter will be reopening on November 15th at Grand Avenue Methodist Church. Once again they have asked for help in contributing hygiene items, snacks, and bottled water as well as coats, hats, gloves and socks for all ages. Toilet paper and blankets are also needed.
Missions & Outreach Focus (Ongoing)
Through Love Fund, Salina First United Methodist Church reaches out directly, on a very personal basis to many persons in need. Our Love Fund is made up of above and beyond contributions only, it is not part of the Salina First operating budget. Sunday School classes, a special offering on Christmas Eve, and the many individuals who have donated to Love Fund have provided the resources needed to assist Salinans in need. Love Fund serves many people, in many ways.
During the 2018 Third quarter (July 1 – Sept. 30) we provided the following:
137 households received help with rent, utilities and gasoline vouchers totally $7,635.66.
98 children were a part of the above 137 households.
68% had not received help from FUMC in the past.
235 persons received City-Go bus passes (3 day passes per month) for a total of $1,175.