Category: Missions

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas ChildThe Power of a Simple Gift

From Jim Eckert

It’s time to fill a shoe box again! Since 2002, generous participants at our church have filled nearly 1000 boxes with small gifts for children, many of whom have never before received a gift. Check in the Wagner Room for brochures explaining the ministry, the suggested gifts, and instructions for preparing the box.

Even non-shoppers like myself have found this to be fun and rewarding. Some boxes will be provided in the Wagner Room. Note that a plastic container may be substituted for a shoe box. Please, also bring in empty shoe boxes for others to use if you have extras.

This ministry not only provides smiles and gifts, but reading materials and follow-up (by Samaritan’s Purse ministry founded by Franklin Graham, son of Billy) to introduce children to Jesus Christ – in over 130 countries. An on-line feature allows one to trace where their box is going. Boxes are due in the Wagner Room by Sunday, November 22.

New Journey Clothing Ministry

New Journey has asked us to collect fall/winter clothing. There is a great need for men’s clothing. Please place your donations outside Bev’s office. Thanks!

Basics for Babies – Thank You

Thank you to everyone who generously contributed to our recent BASICS FOR BABIES collection. Our church collected 18 canisters of formula, 12 packages of diapers, 16 packs of baby wipes, 39 containers of baby food, eight boxes of cereal, as well as 18 bottles of shampoo, lotion, and washes. All items were delivered to the Salvation Army for distribution to needy families. Thank you for helping many little ones and their families in our area!

— The Missions Committee

Basics for Babies

Thank You

Food Pantry Items
The Missions Committee would like to thank all those that donated food items to the food cupboard at New Journey United Methodist Church. We gave a total of 136 items to very grateful people.

Opportunity House

Opportunity HouseWE NEED YOUR HELP!

Volunteers are needed to be in charge of planning and preparation of the Opportunity House meal the first Tuesday of May, July, September, November. If you can help out, please contact Linda Hope. Thank you in advance for your willingness to help in this important ministry!