The Thanksgiving season is often a time when we focus on how our lives are blessed by the material wealth we enjoy as well as the wealth of family, friends, and faith. Many people have traditions of gratitude and appreciation during the month of November.
The Outreach Council wants to give you an opportunity to be mindful of all your blessings and to turn that into a gift to others who are struggling with the loss of material things in their lives.
With that in mind, the Outreach Council created a Raining Pennies from Heaven Calendar to help you make note of all the things and opportunities God has blessed you with. Then, in turn, you are encouraged to collect change each day to give to UMCOR – United Methodist Committee on Relief. UMCOR is continuing its ministry to the areas devastated by hurricanes in the past 2 months – Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, and by the fires in California. UMCOR is one of the first disaster relief agencies to arrive and one of the last to leave as they continue ministering after many others have ended their help.
The calendar is included in this newsletter and will be available at Sunday worship also.
The youth group has created containers for you to take home and use to collect your change each day of November, starting on Wednesday, November 1. Use the calendar to truly give thanks for all the ways our lives are made easier by things that we often take for granted.
At the end of November, we will collect the change containers and send our donation to UMCOR. If you would like, you can convert the change to paper money or a check before you turn it in to the church.
If you have any questions, please contact the church office.