Grace United Methodist Church Newport News, VA
Friday, August 17, 2018
Celebrating God's love, seeking God's direction together.

Outreach

  Monthly food donations:

The theme for food donations for the month of August is BEANS.

 However, all non-perishable food donations are welcome.

Please place them in the bins outside the church office

or in the lobby/narthex of the sanctuary.

This month the donations will go to LINK.

 

 

While we enjoy the last few weeks of summer, the Outreach Committee will be looking forward to our fall mission activities.  We had a wonderful response to our first year of participation in Operation Christmas Child and we are looking forward to participating again.  This project starts early in the fall in order to have time for the shoe boxes to be delivered by Christmas.  Please watch for further information regarding this mission activity, as well as the annual Peninsula CROP Walk (which will take place October 21st) and our participation in the PORT overnight shelter program for the homeless (the first night will be shortly after Thanksgiving).

In the meantime, please remember to collect various school supplies (including bottles of hand sanitizer and boxes of tissues) when you come across back-to-school sales.  For further information on collecting these supplies, see the July newsletter.  

 As always, the Outreach Committee is profoundly grateful for the generosity and support of the congregation in all of our outreach activities!

 

 

There are always lots of ways to help!

The Outreach (Missions) Committee has on-going collections for: 

*Travel-size Toiletries

*Coupons for the Good Samaritan Fund

*Shoes for THRIVE

*Used eyeglasses for the Lions Club

*The UMW magazine collection for the Berkeley Community

Just drop off your donations at the Missions Committee Cubbies

by the office and in the Narthex.

Thank you!

 

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We also have a prayer blanket ministry.  Those who are facing surgery or serious illness may request a prayer blanket (forms located outside of the church office). 

Each knot in a prayer blanket represents a prayer said for the individual.

Please see our monthly newsletter under "Resources" for Missions updates.