MISSION WORK OF FRIENDSHIP CHURCH
Each year in December, volunteers take tags from special "giving trees" set up in the Narthex and the hallway outside Thomas Family Hall. Each tag contains a Christmas wishlist item for a person in need. Gifts are purchased, wrapped, and returned to the church for delivery to our partner in this mission, Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing.
"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96:3
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Funds to UMCOR help in the relief of victims of natural disasters around the U.S. and around the world.
Provide Bibles, funding, eye glasses and cookies for local inmates.
Mission work is a vital and important part of Friendship United Methodist Church. Our members are committed to being disciples and making disciples through caring, compassionate outreach to out community and to other communities in the United States and around the world. The church currently supports eleven missions with our time, efforts, prayers and contributions. Help with missions is always needed and welcome! We hope you feel called to take part in one of these ministries. Please contact Rich Vice or Peggy Douglas to become involved.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Saturdays for 2017
NEXT OPPORTUNITY: December 2, January 6, February 3
Helpers meet on the first Saturday of each month for one hour in Thomas Family Hall. We make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which are then transported to Nast Trinity Church in Over-the-Rhine for distribution to those in need. Donations of creamy/smooth peanut butter, white bread, and grape jelly are always welcome in addition to help making the sandwiches!
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Twice a year, our church offers a home to four families in need of housing assistance, through the IHN. Our church provides a shelter for those families for the evening, including dinner, activities, and bathing facilities. We also provide a breakfast in the morning and a lunch to send with the families as they move through their day. Families spend one week (Sunday-Sunday) as guests of our church. A variety of volunteer opportunities are connected with this mission, including food donation, dinner hosts, evening hosts, overnight hosts, breakfast hosts, and laundry.
*Sponsor mission trips for individual church members.
*Funding and time to "Hands Against Hunger", which provides food and clean water supplements through the world to starving families and their children.
*Our church community comes together with the other churches of Wyoming to buy food and pack Thanksgiving food boxes for Valley Interfaith.
*Donations for Green Beans Drive for Valley Interfaith
*Participate in DeFeet Hunger 5K at Glenwood Gardens
United Methodist Church
Knitting Ministry meets on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Our Knitting Ministry is an opportunity for novice and expert knitters to get together and create prayer shawls, infant caps, and baby blankets. We are in particular need of donations of yarn and baby yarn. If you have any to donate, there will be a collection box in the church office.
Sewing and Quilting Ministry meets on Thursdays, from 7-8 p.m. in the Training Room. If anyone would like to donate fabric to this ministry, it can be left in the same box with the yarn in the office.
If interested in knitting or sewing, sign up by clicking here.