Kensington United Methodist Church
Friday, May 26, 2017
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"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me."  Matthew 25:35-36, NRSV

OUTREACH

Service to others has been an integral role of the United Methodist Church since its very inception. Through our connectional giving programs, we are able to reach out to those in our community, our nation and the world.

2017 Mission Projects

 
Savers Spring Clothing Drive

On April 29, we delivered over 1200 pounds of clothing and 220 pounds of other items for Saver's!  This drive provides low cost clothing for the community, support for KUMC mission/outreach projects, and a donation from Saver's to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 
Health Kits for Disaster Relief

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is one of the first organizations on the ground when disaster strikes in the U.S. and around with world. During April and May, we are collecting items for Health Kits. We will be assembling the kits, so if you would like to donate multiples of the same item, that is fine (you don't need to make a whole kit - we will do that). Please click here to see the list of items that each kit will contain.

 
Ongoing Projects
Berlin Food Pantry - Food needs continue through the year. Needs include: canned meat/fish, peanut butter, mayonnaise, pasta, pasta sauce, beans, soup, fruit snacks, granola bars, cereal, rice. There are lists of current needs on the table in the narthex. If you are willing to deliver items to the Food Pantry during the week, please contact Ann Hall, Melissa Ives or Char Warnke.
 
BoxTops for Education - If you happen to purchase a participating product in your regular shopping and you are not already saving for another group, be sure to clip the boxtop, bring it to church, and drop it off in the red container on the table in the narthex. There are lists of participating products on the table in the narthex underneath the red container.

Fleece for Peace Blankets
We will once again be making fleece blankets for the Prudence Crandall Center for December.  If you find a great sale on fleece before the winter season, it would be great to pick some up in advance. We have lots of folks who are willing to tie the blankets. For details, please click here.
 
Veteran's Assistance
 
Thank you to everyone who donated to our Veteran's Assistance project!
 
District Mission Projects
 
Raise the Roof
Thank you to everyone for your support for the District's Raise the Roof campaign to help build an orphanage in partnership with the South Congo Congress.
 
Days for Girls provides personal care kits to girls.
Thank you to all for helping us reach our Days for Girls Goal!
Days for Girls International is a grassroots non-profit creating a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene, because no girl should go without.The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school, which is a huge challenge in some countries. Not having sanitary supplies means days without school and isolation. Days for Girls gives Days back to girls, Days that can change their lives.The CT district is joining the New York Annual Conference this year to support the Days for Girls program. For $20, one Kit will provide sustainable feminine hygiene for one girl for 3 years!
 

 
 

GLOBAL GIVING

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to natural disasters in the United States and throughout the world. 100% of donations are used for the designated project.

 


LOCAL GIVING

Our local church provides Thanksgiving food baskets as well as Christmas gifts and food baskets to local families in need. We also provide support to the Berlin Food Pantry as well as other local organizations, such as The Friendship Service Center and the Prudence Crandall Center.