Mission Opportunities

The November food drive:

Please bring non-perishable food items to church throughout the month of November 

Flannel Shirt Collection for GCCP/Dunlap Ministry

“Take this flannel shirt, may it always keep you warm.  Take this old flannel shirt that I leave you for winter, old flannel shirt that I give to you my friend.” These are lyrics that come from a song written by WC Jameson.

 

For the month of November, the Mission’s committee is asking that you bring to church an old “gently used” flannel shirt or new flannel shirt and place it on the tree located at the entrance to the church.  On November 14th, we are asking you to wear a flannel shirt in support of this ministry.  We will be sending all donated flannel shirts to God’s Country Cooperative Parish for the Dunlap Ministry.  There is a great need for flannel shirts during this time of the year so if you are able, please bring in a flannel shirt to keep someone warm during the winter and wear yours on November 14.

Memorial's Venison Project 

runs through the end of November.  This project helps hunters who do not want the venison to donate the meat to local food pantries at no cost to the hunter.

 

Thank you for your generous donations of hats, mittens, and gloves for the students at Mid Peninsula School. Your gifts of love will continue to warm them throughout the winter. 

 

 

Thank you to all for the generous donations of school supplies for Mid Peninsula School.  We continue to collect supplies again in January 2022 to help replenish the supplies for the remainder of the school year. 

The Memorial UMC Mission Committee is partnering with Mid-Peninsula School teachers to engage our congregation in supporting local education for the 2021-22 school year. To get started, you can help students and teachers in the elementary classes by donating suggested supplies. Their Great Start Readiness Program also needs a wide range of items.

 

Elementary Classroom Supplies: pencils, pencil top erasers, erasers, crayons, colored pencils, dry erase markers, dry erase boards, washable markers, highlighter markers, notebooks, folders, rulers, glue sticks, white glue, blunt scissors, hand sanitizer, tissues, disinfecting wipes. Check this link for a complete list by grade: https://p11cdn4static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_8273746/File/supply%20list%2021-22%20(1).pdf

 

Great Start Readiness Program: Legos, small matchbox cars, trucks, trains, dolls, Barbies, babies dolls with clothing and furniture, sand toys.  Real items like measuring cups, funnels, kitchen and household items such as durable plastic plates, bowls, cups. Cooking utensils, pot holders, hair dryer, hand mixers, men’s electric razor, child size musical keyboard, headphones, preschool games, mailbox.

Hope at the Inn 

Memorial UMC will be the first church to host the homeless shelter this year.  Volunteers are needed Jan. 9 - 16 to bring food, wash laundry, set-up/clean-up, and staff the 3 nightly shifts:  5:30pm, 10:30pm, and 3am.