If you're looking for a Christmas gift for a loved one, choose to give a gift in honor or in memory of someone special through our Christmas Offering! The income we receive from this offering will be divided equally between our local mission partners, namely: Jackson County Neighbors in Need, AWAKE, Circles of Hope, and Blue Ridge Health Jackson. When you make a contribution to this Christmas Offering, the church will send an informative–and handsome!–Christmas card to the person you are choosing to honor. Christmas Offering envelopes are available in both the pew racks in our sanctuary and in our church office.
The youth are collecting coats. Our goal is to provide some warmth for any in our community who are without a coat this winter. We will also take sweaters, hoodies, and other jackets. So if you have a coat or jacket that you no longer wear, bring it to the Loving Kindness Room. If it can be laundered please wash it. If it needs dry cleaning we will see that it is done.
How much are you willing to spend to help fill the Children’s Christmas break bags with Spaghettios and Ravioli? We have pledged 450 cans as our donation to this project of United Christian Ministries….feeding the hungry of Jackson County.
WMU appreciates your support of Operation Christmas Child! Please return your packed Shoeboxes to the Loving Kindness Room by this Sunday, November 18th. Boxes will be delivered to First Methodist immediately after worship on Sunday.
If our attendance at church is 125 and we need 450 cans of Spaghettios and Ravioli to meet our pledge in filling the Christmas Break Bags, how many cans do YOU need to bring?
Answer: 450 divided by 125 = 3.6 cans PER PERSON
(family of 4 = 15 cans, family of 3 = 11 cans, family of 2 = 7 cans, etc.) Of course, you may bring more!
Donations go into the UCM box in the Loving Kindness Room.
"The youth would like to thank all the adults who helped to make Sunday's College Student Lunch a success. For helping us with our grocery shopping and transportation, Dee and Larry Grantham; for helping with organization and planning in the kitchen, Cheryl and Steve Beck, and Sandra and Leo James; and thank you to all the youth parents for making sure the cooks and prep crew were in their places ready to work!. Thanks for making it possible for us to cook and serve this meal!"
-The Youth and Carol
Center for Domestic Peace and REACH of Macon County are looking for volunteers! CDP & REACH of Macon County are in a collaborative partnership to provide services to the victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Jackson County. We are proud to now have our office doors open 9-5 Monday through Friday but we still have some growing to do! We are looking for volunteers to help us complete our client and children’s waiting areas. Many who come into our office are in a state of crisis and having a space where clients can rest while their children play safely is a vital component to our services. If you or a group are willing to donate 3-4 hours of your time to help us bring this safe space to life, please contact Destri Leger at (828) 586-8969 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our church has been asked to provide 450 cans of Spaghettios and Ravioli for the United Christian Ministries break bags which will be distributed to the 46% of the children who qualify for free breakfast and lunch when school is in session. Meeting the needs of hungry children locally is our way of responding to Jesus’ command to “go first to Jerusalem”. Donations are to be put in the UCM box in the Kindness Room.
Thank you to Ruth McConnell, our ramp-building crew and everyone who helped to make Hands on Jackson such a great success.
Our church will be responsible for providing 450 cans of Ravioli and Spaghettios for the Christmas break food boxes for children. You can start bringing them now to the United Christian Ministries box in the Loving Kindness room.