As we move forward in this Covid -19 environment, we should try and remember our blessings. “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have. “- 2 Corinthians 8:12
Several parishioners have made suggestions on support for a variety of charities. There are so many not-for-profits in need. If you have prayed on it, and are interested in donating some of your stimulus money to a good cause, we wanted to share the mission focus for the “Go” team:
June Mission: Church World Service Blankets. Shelters and vulnerable people around the world are getting supplies like blankets to keep them safe and healthy. For every $10 that our church gives to CWS, they will send blankets to keep them warm. A warm blanket is like a warm hug. Please write BLANKETS on the memo line of your check.
July Mission: Whitney Avenue Rescue Mission. The Rescue Mission provides 32 beds to men who have previously experienced homelessness or were referred to the facility through a community agency. Residents are offered three meals daily, case management and other support services needed to move out of homelessness and into lasting life change. They have had to close their Thrifty Shopper store that accounts for more than sixty percent of their operating income. Please write RESCUE MISSION on the memo line of your check.
August Mission: CHOW. The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse through its network of nearly 100 partner agencies (pantries, community meals and non-profit organizations), distributes over 175,000 pounds of food each month. We traditionally have donated food to CHOW or a partner agency on the 4th Sunday of each month. Please write CHOW on the memo line of your check.
If anyone is interested in receiving the Upper Room, a devotional booklet, please call Tom and Donna James – who would deliver it in a socially distanced manner to your house! Call 648-7934
Jill Lyon also received some additional information included with the Upper Room bill on how to view the Upper Room Devotional on the internet (see attachments). She asked that I might pass that information along to you as well. Please note: There is also other devotional information in these letters.
Other online devotionals that you may be interested in are Our Daily Bread which you may get to from this link: https://odb.org/ Just click on the today’s devotional & it will take you to it. It will also read it to you if you would prefer that. Also Girl Friends in God which you may access at this link: https://girlfriendsingod.com/. You may also sign up & have both of these emailed to you.
Several parishioners are making phone calls to community and church family members. We have offers from people to run errands as needed. If anyone is interested in making calls or in need of an errand, please let us know! Wes and Karen MacKenzie, 845-729-0110
Maines Give Back Program Fundraiser: For every twenty (20) dollars spent, our church receives $1.00. Obtain your Maines membership card application from the church secretary Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 1 PM or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or from this website under the forms section. You may also apply directly at Maines store. If you do this please give us your name so that we may add you to our list. Thank you!
Knitting for the Lord has prayer shawls & prayer blankets available for those in need please contact Sue Alcott or Lynne Masland if you know of someone in need.
Knitting for the Lord is once again accepting machine washable yarn. Thank you for all of your help & support in our missions.
Fund Raiser for First United Methodist Church of Chenango Bridge. Present this advertisement (below) and 10% of all work done will be donated to the church. For all questions and appointments please contact Quality Steam Cleaning. (You may also find this coupon in the back of the church or contact the church office.
For all questions or appointments contact Quality Steam Cleaning.