[Updated September 24]
For a printable shopping list, click: 2020 GUMC Donation Item Shopping List
Drive & Drop Mondays –
ANOTHER Time Change: Noon to 6:30
Location Change: Back of church – far LEFT door!
You know how you see your name in print and it catches your eye?
That happened to me this past week as I scanned The Howard County Times.
There was a death notice for a woman named Jackie. She passed away on Sept. 13. She was clearly very loved because her obituary was long and detailed. The writer noted that she had had some physical ailments but “we are convinced that it was actually the covid isolation that caused her to give up.”
She lived at Encore Turf Valley.
I found myself wondering if she had received one of our cards. I hope that she had and that we brought her even a little bit of comfort.
How many more residents are there at Encore suffering the isolation of this virus?
If each member of our congregation wrote ONE card each week, think of how many cards we could send!
Drawings and paintings by children would be VERY welcome, also!
Won’t you please help them by writing a card or two for Encore residents?
You are a blessing to this world.
In Thanks, Peace and Hope, Jackie Benner and the Outreach Committee
More and more storms are hitting our southern states. We still have two + months to go in hurricane season.
This week we are focusing on these items for the buckets. For more information and a materials list go to UMCOR Cleaning Kits
Each items is SIZE SPECIFIC to pack into the bucket as part of the kit.
- 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
- 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap
- 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner (No spray cleaners)
- MORE ITEMS:
- 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener
- 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable) Pump spray bottles must have protective covers
- scrub brush (With or without handle)
- 6-50 clothespins
- 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
- Heavy-duty trash bags (33-45-gallon sizes)
Grassroots Shelter Meals – Helping Howard’s Homeless
The October sign up is out. You can still sign up! If you would like to sign up, click here
Please contact Julie Carnigan or Peggy Koele to get your name on the signup list. (See below)
We welcome volunteers to provide a meal for the Grassroots Homeless Shelter on the first Saturday of every month. If you would like to prepare or purchase a part of the meal, please contact Julie Carignan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peggy Koele (email@example.com) to be added (or removed) from the Grassroots email distribution list.
Each month, we send out a link to a Signup Genius about 2 weeks before the meal. A member of the Grassroots committee will be at GUMC to collect the food on the first Saturday of the month at 10 AM. Or you can leave the food in the church kitchen during the week.
Thanks to everyone who provides food to keep this ministry going!
Cards for Our Elders at Encore at Turf Valley
We continue to send cards to elders who need a lift and a “we’re thinking of you message. Continuing to send cards tells them,
“Yes, you really are remembered and prayed over. Look. Here we are again. You are not forgotten or alone.”
The making and giving of these cards is action of the Hands and Feet of God.
As always, cards for our Encore seniors could include sayings like this:
“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
We are praying for $1000 a month in donations. As COVID times continue more and more people have depleted their savings. Please help in any way you can.
Total Monetary Donations since May 1: $5,445.00
“I won’t be afraid as long as you stand by me.” (Ben E. King)
Let’s Stand By (One Another) and care for one another in pure Agape Love. You are Everyday Angels!
We are helping feed 400+ hungry souls!
Because of you we have been able to help provide for many, many souls who needed help. Thank you for your generosity and kindness!
Along with the regularly needed items, we need the following:
THIS WEEK’S FOCUS NEEDS: Canned Veggies and Cereal
-Mac n Cheese packages
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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