First United Methodist Church Missions Committee (External organization)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee


We organize varioius missions activities and fundraisers for local, state, national, and international missions and relief projects. Annual Heifer Project Brunch. Most years we raise ~$1,500, but two years ago we raised $5,000 to buy an “ark” of animals via our annual Heifer Brunch and “Mission Moments” (including audio-visuals) that I wrote and delivered during select Sunday services. Personal Energy Transportation (PET) devices. We raised money for Delbert and Sherrie Groves, United Methodist missionaries in Zambia who build hand-operated cycles for survivors of land mines. I wrote, designed, and delivered the 5-min. “Mission Moment” PowerPoint presentation to the congregation. Red Cross Food Pantry: In April 2007, we observed Immanuel Lutheran and its volunteers host the monthly Red Cross Food Pantry. I photo-documented the event and presented a PowerPoint slide show to Missions Committee, which voted to volunteer FUMC as a host. We hosted the Food Pantry at the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen in May 2007, January and October 2008; and at Immanuel Lutheran in March 2009. Our next Food Pantry event will be in October 2009. United Methodist Committee on Relief. We raise money for all its global efforts, which were heavily strained by Hurricane Katrina and the Indonesian tsunami. Thanksgiving Baskets. Each year, we provide food for 20 area families referred to us by United Way and Eight-Cap and for five church families. Helen Thomas and I usually do the shopping for this event—it’s a big job—and coordinate the assembly and distribution of the “baskets.”
PeriodAug 1 1999
Held atFirst United Methodist Church Missions Committee