Two Ways You Can Help With Disaster Relief in Northwest Georgia
Tornadoes, high winds and heavy rains resulting in flooding hit many Georgia counties on January 30. Many areas are still in recovery. You can help today.
1. A fund has been set up to support North Georgia Conference Disaster Response. You may drop your offering to this fund in the offering plate or drop by the church office. Please mark the memo line "Tornado Winter 2013".
2. Volunteers are needed for a workday on Saturday, March 2 in Adairsville. If you would like to help with clean up efforts, please call Forrest Cate, ext. 7806. If you can't attend the work day but would like to help, you may donate cleaning supplies, bottled water, and non-perishable food. Leave items, marked "Tornado Recovery", in the Work Room, room 231.
Items most needed:
All paper products - all meals are served on paper products. Also needed are paper towels, toilet paper, and hand wipes.
Packs of trail mix, granola bars, crackers, etc.
Cases of water
Peanut butter and jelly
Any canned foods or boxed nonperishable food items.
Towels, sheets, dishes, flatware, pots & pans, cooking utensils, dish towels, etc.
Small appliances such as can openers, toasters, etc.
The Extension Thursday Suppers
First Thursday of the Month | 5:00-8:00 p.m.
You are invited to join the Local Mission Ministry Team prepare and serve supper for the our friends at the Extension. Each month, we alternate serving at the Men’s and Women’s location. For details, contact James Tate or Forrest Cate at ext. 7806.
MUST Friday Lunches
55 Elizabeth Church Road, Marietta, Georgia 30060
Every Friday, we gather a group of people together and provide lunch at MUST Ministries located at 55 Elizabeth Church Road,Marietta, GA 30061. This is a great way to serve and share a meal with the hungry in our community. Contact Forrest Cate at ext.7806 for available dates to serve.
Sunday, September 16; 8:00 am-1:00 pm; Family Life Hall
Help MFUMC reach its goal of 40 pints donated! Contact Ed Payne.
Project Light is dedicated to fighting illiteracy and helping individuals improve their English. With a distinctively Christian perspective, tutors help students learn to read, learn English as a second language, or prepare for their GED. Tutors are always needed and may be of all ages. Students are self-directed, during a morning or afternoon shift. You only need basic reading and math skills.
Our English as Second Language community learning center is located at St. Philip United Methodist Church, 2400 Favor Road Southwest, Marietta, GA 30060-7338.
Our GED Preparation community learning center is located at Caswyck Trail Apartment Homes, 2665 Favor Road, Marietta, Georgia 30060
Contact Charles Sanford .
The Extension is a rehabilitation program for homeless, addicted Cobb County residents. Volunteer opportunities include: helping find job opportunities, locating furniture, serving as receptionist/answering phone (high priority), providing something from the “needs list,” taking residents to an appointment, and/or providing a dinner. Hours are tailored to the volunteer’s available time.
To volunteer, call Rhea Pridgen at 770-514-5045.
MFUMC works with Marietta City School Social Workers and our Good Samaritan Fund to identify individuals to receive clothing, food, furniture, and basic necessities. The program also provides volunteer opportunities for gardening, food service, and service projects. Church members can participate by donating food items, children’s clothing, and sharing service opportunities and volunteer hours. Contact Phyllis Clark.
Blanket and Shawl Ministry
First Thursday of the Month | 4:00 p.m. | Room 220
Join us for a new ministry to provide blankets, shawls, and hope to comfort those who are dealing with health issues. If you knit, crochet or sew or would like to help deliver or mail the blankets and shawls, we welcome your help. This will involve only a few hours a month. If you are interested, please call Ellen Barnes at 404-993-9970 or Susie Moore at 770-427-1915 for more information.
Every other Saturday
The Grocery Bus is a ministry of Marietta First United Methodist Church that serves elderly residents of the Marietta Housing Projects. Every other Saturday, volunteers use the church vans to provide the participants with transportation to the grocery store or to shop for those who are unable to manage the vans or the store using their shopping lists and the money for their groceries. The Grocery Bus leaves Marietta First every other Saturday at 9:30 am and usually returns by 1:00 pm.
If you would like to help with the Grocery Bus Ministry, please contact James Galt or Forrest Cate at ext. 7806.
Remaining Grocery Bus 2012 Dates:
September 8, 22
October 6, 20
November 3, 17
December 1, 15, 29
Christmas Angels provides an opportunity to sponsor families who would otherwise not be able to afford Christmas gifts for their children. We work with the Marietta City School social workers who provide a list of qualified families. Gifts will be delivered on Saturday, December 8.
Sponsors provide 3 gifts per child totaling no more than $75.00. Gifts may include clothing as well as toys and games. Sponsors can provide for one child or an entire family.
Information about how to register to help is available at www.mariettafumc.org/christmasangel.
For more information, contact Phyllis Clark.
Nov. 30- Dec. 10
Leaders: Dolores Wilkinson, Linda Moore Connor
We will be working with local community leaders to provide ongoing sustainable medical care, clean water, and children’s bible school in a poor area of Chimbote, Peru. We will also work with a women’s shelter in Lima, Peru. Licensed doctors and nurses are especially needed for this trip. Contact Dolores Wilkinson, email@example.com, or Forrest Cate ext 7806.
The Republic of Georgia
Leader: Brian McNair
Estimated Cost: $1700.00
Over the past two years, MFUMC has been working in partnership with the Tbilisi Sea School in Tbilisi, Georgia. The school serves internally displaced persons who lost their homes because of military conflict. We will continue building relationships with the teachers, students and families of the Tbilisi Sea School. We will work to provide English lessons for the students, renovation of the auditorium at the school, a community cookout for students and their families, and production of a short play in the auditorium after renovation and cleanup.
Leader: Brandon Bailey
We will be working through a local church with the Navajo Nation to provide community service, bible school, and church outreach to the community of Tohatchi, NM. Contact Brandon Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Forrest Cate ext. 7806.
Feb 3-16, 2013
Leader: Roy Clark
We will work through the local Methodist Church and our Methodist Missionary Partners to provide clean water and sanitation in Yus Jor village. Working in partnership with the recipient family, we construct latrines, education and access to clean water for every family in the village. Contact Roy Clark, email@example.com, or Forrest Cate ext. 7806.
Leader: Guy VanHorn
We will work with development of an addiction recovery center in Akosombo, Ghana and work to develop clean water for villages in Accra and surrounding areas. Projects will include distribution of water filters and education programs. Contact Guy VanHorn, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Forrest Cate, ext. 7806.
Leader: Martha Lee Sanders
We will work with the La Senda Children’s Home in Sumpango, Guatemala. Projects include construction, painting, and playing with the children and helping with chores. This is a great trip for first time mission team members! Contact Martha Lee Sanders, email@example.com, or Forrest Cate at ext 7806.
MISSION TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS
Ongoing for each of our mission teams
Every MFUMC mission team member has a prayer partner to offer support, encouragement, and daily prayer for the trip and the mission.
As a prayer partner, you would:
• pray for the mission team member each day,
• write 3 cards of encouragement that the mission team
member will be given on the trip, and
• come forward with the mission team member when the
team is commissioned in worship.
To participate, contact Elaine Raines at ext. 7813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.