Ways You Can Serve
Monthly Mission Projects: Our Church is committed to being in mission. We do a monthly mission project. They vary throughout the year. In the recent months, we have written encouraging notes to all the students at our local elementary school, worked on the church grounds, volunteered together at the Food Bank, and collected food for Skyline Urban Ministries. This is a great way to serving our community and getting to know the people of our church better.
NOVEMBER– Thanksgiving Bag Shopping List– Throughout the month of November, we are collecting grocery bags for Skyline Urban Ministries. Turn in money ($18 per bag) by November 15, or bring bag with items by November 22.
- 2 boxes stove top stuffing
- 2 boxes scalloped potatoes
- 1 box pancake/baking mix (for biscuits)
- 2 cans green beans
- 1 can sweet potatoes
- 2 cans corn
- 1 package cookie mix
- 1 box cake mix
- 1 can prepared frosting to go with cake mix
Total cost per bag $18
OCTOBER– A fundraiser for our church’s missions- we are mailing out Halloween treats to your child or adult friends. You give the church office names and addresses for anyone you would like to send a Halloween card and candy, we will take care of the rest! Cost is $10 per name.
SEPTEMBER– Throughout this month, our church committed to registering people to vote. We sent registration forms and absentee ballot forms to 5 colleges and set up 3 booths in church parking lots.
AUGUST– Church World Service (CWS) is a ministry supported by the United Methodist Church, bringing aid to those affected by disasters, both natural or manmade. This year as hurricane season approaches, they are low on Hurricane Kits. We assembled 5 some kits and mailed them CWS’s distribution centers.
JULY– Skyline Urban Ministry— Skyline is still providing groceries for the community. The demand is big right now. If you are shopping or cleaning out your pantry, please consider contributing any non-perishable food items. They are specifically asking for rice, instant oatmeal, canned meat, and peanut butter. We are collected mid-July through August.
JUNE– Dress for Success Oklahoma City empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Their building was burned and all inventory lost on May 30, 2020. We helped restock their closets. Women, thank you for all your second-hand professional clothes.
Mobile Meals: We cook and deliver meals to about 20 people every Monday morning. We can always use help with cooking, driving or helping deliver the meals. Contact Susan in the church office, 524-8428.
Arts Academy: We offer individual lessons in a variety of arts and music on Wednesday evenings, taught by talented high school and college students. We need help with transportation, coordination and supervision. To learn more contact Janet Basler at 229-3041.
Whiz Kids Tutoring: On Thursday afternoons we provide one-on-one tutoring for children from Putnam Heights Academy who need help with their reading. Training is provided. You can change a child’s life! Contact Janet Basler at 229-3041.
Children’s Church: On Sunday mornings we provide Sunday School and a special Children’s Church program for children in our area, most of whom come from refugee families. We need help with transportation, food, assisting with lessons, etc. Call Susan at 524-8428.
Youth Sponsors: Our youth group meets once a month. We need adults who are willing to be present and/or drive the church van to provide transportation for the youth.