Methodist Church
Winder My ChurchLife First United


March 2018

“Don’t just go to church…be the church.”.

2018 Missions Update

   Thank you for your donations in January for Gideon’s International to purchase Bibles to help spread the Good News. We also want to say a special thank you for the many Barrow County Animal Shelter donations in January. A big pat on the back to the Rippy Family for collecting and transporting these donations to the Animal Shelter!

   You may have wondered about the Food Pantry Mission Bin donations each month. Well, WFUMC has two quiet servants-Dennis Makowski & Lyn Davis, who serve in this way all year long. They collect and transport the non-perishable food donations almost every Sunday for our church family. We deeply appreciate their humble & faithful service.

   We want to say thank you for UM Housing & Homeless Offerings in February along with the many coats, blankets, scarves etc…of warm clothing for Barrow’s Homeless. We appreciate Gwen Hill for her assistance in collecting and transporting these items to the Clothes Closet, so they may supply these free warm items to our homeless neighbors in need.

   The next Missions Committee meeting will be at 12:15 pm March 18th in the Small Dining Room (located in the Fellowship Hall). This will be immediately following both late worship services. Drink and dessert provided; please bring a brown bag lunch. If you have items for the upcoming 3/18 agenda, please contact Jan David or Ellen Petree.

March Mission Focus

March 4th Communion Offering: Barrow Young Life

For the past several years there’s been a dedicated Barrow County Young Life Committee raising awareness and funding with the goal of bringing Young Life to Barrow.  In 2017, this goal was realized with the hiring of Tanner Scott as the Barrow County Young Life Director. Many surrounding counties have this program too. The Mission of Young Life is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith.

Mark your calendars for all worship services on March 4th to hear more about Barrow’s Young Life program. Tanner Scott will be speaking during the Mission Moment at both traditional worship services, and Young Life Committee Member Teri Everette will be speaking in the contemporary service. Tanner will also be attending Sunday School with the In His Steps SS Class. The communion offering will be designated to support Barrow County Young Life.

March Mission Bin Donations: Adult Easter Basket Items for Winder Adult Day Care Center & Winder Rehabilitation & Nursing Home (for Easter Sunday-April 1).This is a new WFUMC mission focus and...yes... it is for Older ADULT Easter Basket Items. Many adults in these two locations have limited income and limited family member visits. Easter is the perfect time to share God’s love in this way! NEW Personal care items, word search & crossword puzzles with large font, inspirational short devotionals, card games, baby dolls etc... Be creative!

Please place all donations in mission bins by Sunday, March 25th.

        ~Love & Light,

        Ellen Petree & Jan David, Missions Co-Chairs

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