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Missions & Outreach News

Mission work is woven into the fabric of our church.  Many of the groups, classes, organizations and age-related ministries are engaged in reaching out in the name of Christ.  In addition, our Missions Committee helps connect people from the congregation and the community to those most vulnerable and in need.  Our mission work includes opportunities locally to touch the lives of our neighbors, and globally to share the love of Christ across the globe.  There is a chance for everyone to participate through giving and hands-on ministry.  We are the hands of Christ!  Come, help make a difference!    

For additional information, please contact Rev. Heather McDuffee at heatherm@fumc-cs.org, 719-471-8522 x151. If you would like to volunteer for any of our mission and outreach activities, please submit the Volunteer Sign-Up Form on this page.


 

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UMCOR KIT DRIVE - MAY 2022

Collection of kits or any parts you wish to donate will take place in the FUMC Hospitality Center on Sundays May 1 -  May 25.

UMCOR repsonds to disasters and areas of need all over the globe. As members of the United Methodist Church, we can help provide much-needed resources for when they are called into action. This year, all United Methodist churches in Colorado Springs are invited to donate kits to be transported to our UMCOR Center in Sager Brown, Baldwin Louisiana.

This year, the Missions Committee and United Women in Faith will focus on collecting school and health kits. Lists of items needed to put kits together can be found here: HYGIENE KIT NEEDS/ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS and SCHOOL KIT NEEDS/ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS.

Please mark your bags clearly UMCOR KITS when you bring them to the church on or before May 25.
Thank you for your generous support!


 

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Help Feed My Starving Children

5/15 & 5/22 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Hospitality Center | barbdonnegan@icloud.com

On Sundays, May 15 and May 22, please stop by the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) table in the Hospitality Center to pick up a flier with information about the upcoming fundraising opportunity on June 9 with Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, contact Barb Donnegan.


 

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MONTHLY FOOD DRIVE

May Food Mission Partner
Sunday, 5/1 | donation boxes | heatherm@fumc-cs.org

FUMC’s non-perishable food collection partner for May is Meadows Park Community Center. Since 1987, Meadows Park has been a strong focal point for the Stratton Meadows neighborhood by providing free and affordable programs and resources for everyone. When considering donations, please provide only unopened and unexpired packages of non-perishable food items. Please do not leave clothing/bedding/towel items. Drop off your food donations at the church in the missions donation boxes found by the doors. For more information, contact Rev. Heather.


 

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FAMILY PROMISE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6 | Katy Adams  (719) 482-5091

Family Promise provides a way for local communities to respond to the needs of their homeless neighbors. Congregations have found that the Family Promise mission provides an effective way to be involved in a hands-on outreach program that serves the homeless and also fosters congregational unity and interfaith cooperation. Due to COVID, Family Promise is asking their faithful church volunteers to provide meals for the families for a week.

If you would like to provide a meal during the week of May 2, please contact Katy.


 

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DONATE TO HOMELESS WOMEN @ THE EDGE

Thursdays-Saturdays 10am-2pm | 324 N Nevada Ave | heatherm@fumcs-cs.org

Help The Success Collective provide local homeless women with feminine hygiene products and new underwear. You can find the donation box at Creations @ The Edge. Contact Rev. Heather if you have any questions.


 

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THE PLACE: UPDATE

Thank you for your continued support!

In October 2016, FUMC gave an initial gift for a drop-in center for homeless youth at The Place. There were multiple gifts that followed well into 2019, adding an additional $74,000 making the total roughly $224,000! Because of your generosity, The Place was able to expand capacity to meet the needs of teenagers and young adults who are experiencing homelessness. 


 

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New Covenant Relationship

First United Methodist Church has named a new covenant relationship with missionary Ken Koome Nkando, who serves the east Angola Episcopal area as Missions Finance Executive. Ken is educated in finance and community development; he oversees the management of programs and project funds to the Methodist designated beneficiaries. Ken and his wife, Faith, have two daughters. They are members of the Charles New Methodist Church  in Nairobi, Kenya.  We look forward to serving together with them in their mission.


 

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