October Mission of the Month:
Raquel’s Dream

October funds are designated for Raquel’s Dream. We began this mission as a partnership to help fulfill a dream of our 2016 Lydia Patterson Institute intern, Raquel Moreno. She was personally inspired by a mission trip that she took with our youth where repair work was done on area homes damaged by a tornado and wanted to take this idea and build homes in her area of Anapra in Juarez which is the poorest district in Juarez, Mexico.

We will begin work on home number 5 with a mission trip November 22-26. Cost of the trip is $980. Signup for the trip by October 28.

We need to raise the funds to build home 5 at a cost of $5,000 per home. Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “Raquel’s Big Dream” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text to 73256 with subject line as FUMCC. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions.

For more information or to sign up for the trip contact Martha Hagan-Smith at mhagan@fumccoppell.org.


Donation Needs Highlight


Coppell Cares – Snacks Needed for School Students

Many students in the Coppell School District don’t have the resources to bring snacks to school. Coppell Cares collects snacks for students during the school year.

Important Note: Due to continual changes in manufacturer packaging, please read the ingredient label of all snacks (including those on this list) to ensure that it does not contain any of the following: peanuts/nuts, peanut/nut butter, peanut oil, peanut/nut flour, peanut/nut meal, or any variety of the statements “contains peanuts,” “may contain traces of peanuts/nuts,” or “manufactured in a facility or on equipment that also processes peanuts (an/or other nuts).”

Fresh Fruit/Veggies
raisins, craisins, fruit snacks (Betty Crocker Brand, Target, Annie’s Organic or Meijer Brand only) NOT KELLOGG

Pretzels, Chips, Crackers, Etc.
popchips, skinny pop popcorn, Smartfood popcorn, veggie sticks, Quaker rice snacks, Roy Gold pretzels, goldfish (pretzel kind), cheetos, pirate’s booty, goldfish, triscuits, wheat thins, saltines, ritz crackers, Barnum’s animal crackers, cheez-its, Annie’s organic snacks, fritos, sun chips (original, sour cream, cheddar), tostitos

Bars
nutri-grain bars (apple, cherry, raspberry blueberry), pop tarts

Treats
Nabisco graham crackers, Nabisco honey maid graham crackers, Teddy Grahams (cinnamon, honey, chocolate, chocolatey chip, mini flavors), Chips ahoy, Oreos, Rice Crispy Treats, Vanilla wafers

Contact Brenda Olson at bbolson86@msn.com.


CCA Food Pantry

FUMC Coppell has begun a focused effort to support local food shortages. More than 42 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Food pantries, like Christian Community Action (CCA), rely on the donations they receive from churches like us to help keep their shelves stocked. To meet this challenge, we are starting a Faithworks: Let’s Bag Hunger monthly focus. Bags with a list of needed items for the CCA food pantry are available on Sundays in Wesley Hall, Wilkinson Hall, and worship exits. Simply take a bag and fill it up with the products listed below and return to the designated bins in Wesley Hall.

  • canned fruit
  • canned meat such as tuna, chicken, salmon, and chili
  • box meals such as tuna helper, hamburger helper, Knorr meal packets, Velveeta box meals

Christian community action food pantry volunteer signup

Our church’s work shift is the third Thursday of each month from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Food Pantry, 200 South Mill Street in Lewisville. Click here to sign up.

Contact Sylvia Brown at 972-743-0347 or lhicks@sabrerealty.com with questions.

Austin Street Center:

 Leave your donations in the bin in Wesley Hall. Questions? Email Martha Hagan-Smith at mhagan@fumccoppell.org.

  • Gently used men’s and women’s jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Bath towels
  • New men’s and women’s underwear
  • Coffee
  • Coffee creamer
  • Sugar
  • Instant Iced Tea (powder form in container)

Metrocrest Supporters

We have various areas for volunteers.

  • General need for volunteers on Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Metrocrest Services Transportation Department

Click here to find more information.

Missions Gift Cards

Give something that people will really appreciate: a mission gift in honor of them. The gift cards are available year-round in the church office. Call 972-462-0471.  Cards are available for the following missions:

  • Austin Street Center
    Christian Community Action
    Coppell Cares
  • Costa Rica Mission Trip
    Metrocrest Social Services
    Project Transformation