For a printable shopping list, click: 2020 GUMC Donation Item Shopping List
Dear GUMC Family,
I read an article about how to “Be Happy” in today’s Covid-19 world.
The advice was as follows:
-Self-care (such as participating in hobbies or relaxing)
–Engaging in spiritual activities (prayer or meditation)
-Interacting with other people, especially via video or face-to-face interactions
-Going out of their way to help other people” (Dr. Barbara Lee Fredrickson is a psychology professor and the head of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at UNC.)
Did you notice the 3rd and 5th lines? When we help others following the words of Jesus we are lifting up our own spirits! It’s all good and a total Win-Win!
As always, thank you for all you do in the spirit of Christ.
Peace and Hope, Jackie Benner and the Outreach Committee
UMCOR Disaster Clean Up Buckets
WE ARE VERY MUCH IN NEED OF DONATIONS.
Click the link above to print out a copy of the GUMC Donation Item Shopping List where you will find the Cleaning Kit Materials list.
Drop off anything you can find to the Cleaning Kit bin on DRIVE & DROP MONDAYS – Noon to 7:30PM.
Thank you for any help you can give!
Do you need a mask?
The GUMC UMW is here to help out. The UMW is prepared to sew up to 60 masks to offer in exchange for free-will online donations to the GUMC food pantry. Need a mask, send your request to GUMCwomen@gmail.com, and we will get you set up!
Are you a seamstress and willing to help sew?
* Kernan Hospital is currently treating and rehabilitating COVID patients. They are accepting mask donations and are willing to provide fabric bundles. If you are interested in helping Kernan Hospital, reach out to Jean Riley
* UMW would love your help sewing too! Just let us know. GUMCwomen@gmail.com
Grassroots Shelter Meals – Helping Howard’s Homeless
Thanks to everyone who signed up for the festive Independence Day lunch for residents of Grassroots Shelter! The residents LOVED IT!! YOU ALL ROCK!
Our August meal is covered! So, the next Grassroots meal for which we will need volunteers will be September 5.
You can sign up using the link below:
If you would like to take part in preparing a part of the meal and would like to be added (or removed) from the Grassroots email distribution list, contact Julie Carignan (email@example.com) or Peggy Koele (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks to everyone who provides food to keep this ministry going!
Cards for Our Elders at Encore at Turf Valley
On Facebook this past week, we have seen images of residential care homes asking for pen pals because they are lonely. Our residents at Encore have been without visitors for almost 4 months! We can help ease the loneliness and lift the spirits of residents at Encore at Turf Valley.
“Thinking of you.”
“Keeping you in our prayers.”
Uplifting scripture or quotes.
Please sign the missive
“Prayers and blessings from Glenelg United Methodist Church”
Drive & Drop Mondays – Noon to 7:30 PM.
Food Drive for students of Lake Elkhorn Middle School Community
Again, many thanks to everyone who gave so generously to our food program to help those in need in the Lake Elkhorn community and through our GUMC Food Bank!
Because of YOUR GENEROSITY we have sent a whopping
to help provide food for people having hard times in Howard County!!
That’s 137% of our goal!!
Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you” and you are living that love.
Thank you to everyone who has been donating to the Lake Elkhorn food drive on Mondays. Your donations continue to help us provide healthy meals for the kids!
For next week’s drive and drop we are in need of:
-PEANUT BUTTER and JELLY (In great Need! the food bank cannot provide for us).-Snack Items such as:
-Individual bags of gold fish,
-pudding or Jell-O cups.
(Item list can be found on the donation shopping list above.)
Click the Online Giving link above and select Food Ministries to donate toward this cause.
Any questions contact Lisa Dolce @410-375-1928
Need help? Write a note on the Facebook GUMC Fellowship page!
Or, email Jackie Benner at email@example.com