DECEMBER MISSION PROJECT – CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN
Would you like to make a local child’s Christmas special this year? If so, contact Dawn Jones at 949-4937/413-5172 or see her after the morning worship service on Dec. 3, she will give you the name of a child who is in need of clothes, shoes, coats, toys and other items for Christmas. Along with the name and sizes of the child, she will give you details of when to have your gifts returned to the church and how to pack them. This is a wonderful way to share the love of Christ this holiday season!
OTHER MISSSION NEWS
- Operation Christmas Child – We collected 24 shoeboxes and $183 for shipping. Thank you to everyone who helped with this project.
- Food Bank – On Sunday November 19th, Denise Kell and Pam Kiper spoke about the needs of the Food Bank at our morning service. Thanks to your generosity we collected $1,553 for the Food Bank. Denise brought up the fact that donations of food from both Walmart and USDA are down from last year with the result that the Food Bank needed to purchase 33,440 pounds more of food so far this year to make up the shortfall at a cost of $17,443. The Food Bank serves approximately 450 families a month and it costs about $4,000 a month to buy food. Our Food Bank is also in need of volunteers on: Mon and Fri from 9-12, Wed from 1-4, help on MWF from 12-2ish to get the Walmart items on the shelves and help unloading the truck from the Chattanooga Food Bank on the 1st and 3rd Wed at 8:30. If you can help at any of these times please contact Natalie Smart at Dunlap United Methodist Church 949-2724.
- Ark Singers – During the month of December we will be collecting for the 4th quarter donation to the Ark Singers. Please give your donation to Ben Hartman or Jane Indyk.
- South Sudan – Danny Howe and Fred and Libby Dearing traveled to Uganda August 13-29 for a 16 day Holston Conference mission trip. The team visited Uganda because the South Sudanese people whom Holston Conference have been in ministry with since 2008 were forced to flee from their home nation between July and September 2016. War and violence in South Sudan led an estimated 1 million people to seek safety in refugee camps in northern Uganda. Among the refugees are the 36 orphans and 15 staff members in Holston Conferences care. The orphans are well cared for though food rations are irregular and often reduced. Please see a detailed article on the mission bulletin board about this situation and please keep the people of South Sudan in your prayers.
JANE INDYK FOR CHAPEL HILL MISSIONS