May Mission of the Month:
Metrocrest Services/Sack Summer Hunger Program
First United Methodist Church Coppell supports Metrocrest Services, which provides a wide range of emergency aid, financial assistance, and services, including the Sack Summer Hunger (SSH) program.
A number of Coppell students are on the free or reduced-fee lunch program during the school year, and SSH ensures they receive some meals during the summer as well. We are trying to raise $15,000 for the program, and Metrocrest Hospital Authority will match every donation dollar for dollar up to $100,000 through June 1.
Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “Metrocrest Services” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text to 30131 with subject line as FUMC3 and dollar amount (example: FUMC3 50). Contact Martha Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
calling all volunteers!
Three Ways You Can Support Project Transformation
Project Transformation (PT) is a ministry of the United Methodist Church, which provides both after-school and summer programs in underserved communities. Here are ways to support PT:
1. Volunteer to read one-on-one with children during our two reading weeks at Chapel Hill UMC in Farmers Branch from 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 19-22 and June 26-29. Meet daily at FUMC Coppell at 8:45 a.m. to carpool and arrive at Chapel Hill by 9:15 a.m. Sign up: http://ow.ly/wspv30bcDpE Need 12-15 volunteers each day. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old, and those 18 and older must up have completed the MinistrySafe online training. Find info at fumccoppell.org/resources/ministrysafe
2. Volunteer to help serve dinner to 125 college interns on Monday, May 29 at Group Dynamic in Carrollton. Sign up: http://ow.ly/mWGb30bcDsw
3. Donation boxes will be set up in Wesley Hall during May and June. Supplies needed: General Supplies: Black Sharpies, Black Ball Point Pens, Pencils, Colored Pencils. Markers, Crayons, Masking Tape, Scotch Tape, Glue Sticks, Scissors, Craft Paint, Paint Brushes, Construction Paper, Notebook Paper, Pocket Folders, Spiral Notebooks, Manilla Folders, Index Cards, Butcher Paper (Various Colors) Sports Supplies: Soccer Balls, Rubber balls, Basketballs, Hoola Hoops, Jump Ropes, Cones, Bases (for kickball), Floor Tape
For more information, contact Julia Moomau at email@example.com.
Saturdays at Austin Street
Join our Austin Street Center Angel team that prepares and serves breakfast every Saturday at the shelter. Join a team and prepare food once a month (24 sandwiches, 24 hard boiled eggs, and 24 pieces of fruit). Three times a year, travel to the shelter at 4 a.m. to serve the guests. If you can’t sign up for a monthly rotation, we can use substitutes for both food prep and serving. Contact Vin Merrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help hungry kids in our community have food for the weekend. Volunteer to pick up food Backpacks at Metrocrest on Thursdays or Fridays and deliver to Coppell schools.
Sign up: http://ow.ly/rQb9303XuXQ
Christian community action food pantry volunteer signup
Our church’s work shift is the third Thursday of each month from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Food Pantry, 200 South Mill Street in Lewisville.
Contact Sylvia Brown at 214-728-4262 or Sylviadbrown2004@gmail.com with questions.
current donation needs
Austin Street Center
Austin Street Center needs:
- shampoo (any size bottles)
- bottled water
CCA Food Pantry
Current needs are:
- hamburger helper
- tuna helper
- boxed macaroni and cheese
- canned meats
- canned fish
- toilet paper
Please drop your donations in the CCA bin in Wesley Hall.
Many students in the Coppell School District don’t have the resources to bring snacks to school. Coppell Cares is currently collecting healthy snack donations over the next few months.
Thank you to all who have provided snacks during the 2016-2017 school year. We will start taking donations again in the late summer of 2017.
- prepackaged snacks with NO NUTS, such as pretzels/Chex Mix, Goldfish, Cheez-Its
- breakfast and granola bars
Please leave items in Coppell Cares bin in Wesley Hall.
Consider one of these…
Austin Street Center
This is a Ministry in Dallas that serves the area homeless. First UMC Coppell has been faithfully providing food for this ministry for the homeless in Dallas every Saturday morning since 1992. Saturdays at 4:15 a.m., volunteers meet at the church and travel together to take breakfast to the people at the Center.
Church contact: Vin and Betsy Merrill, email@example.com
A mission of First UMC Coppell that helps families and individuals in our community who have needs driven by financial challenges. We work through Coppell schools and area social service agencies to uncover needs and resources.
Church contact: Martha Hagan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ’s Foundry United Methodist Church
This mission supports a mission church of the North Texas Conference located in a densely populated Spanish-speaking community north of Love Field in Dallas.
Church contact: Tom Smith, email@example.com
Christian Community Action (CCA)
Non-profit agency in Lewisville that ministers to the poor by feeding, educating, and training families in need. First UMC Coppell supports this agency through donations of household items for the CCA store, food and volunteers for the food pantry, volunteers in the medical clinic, and support of seasonal drives for toys, etc.
Church contact: Sylvia Brown, Sylvia.firstname.lastname@example.org
This group trains volunteers to respond to natural disasters across the U.S.
Church contact: Mike Ridgley, email@example.com
Website: www.umcor.org – Disaster Response/US
FRIENDLY VISITOR PROGRAM
Volunteers needed to participate at Sandy Lake Road Care Center. The Center offers the following opportunities to serve with multiple programs:
- Creative Arts Class: Monthly, first and third Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.
- Monthly Birthday Party: Monthly, last Thursday or Friday from 3 to 4 p.m.
- Barb’s Bingo Buck Store: Monthly, last Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m.
- Men’s Hour: Monthly, first and third Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. (3-4 men volunteers needed to visit with a group of 6-8 men residents, several are veterans)
Church contact: Ed Sircy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Metrocrest Social Services
Assists families dealing with crisis situations and assists them in making plans for the future. Metrocrest helps families through their emergencies and to plan for a more secure future, through assistance with rent, utility payments, food, clothing, medical prescriptions, job assistance and more.
Church contact: Sally McCurdy, email@example.com
One + One Partnership
(Serving Children. Changing Lives. Transforming Communities). The concept of One + One is everyone gives one hour one time a week to one child. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships at Wilson Elementary School we help with reading, partnering with teachers and administrators, and most of all praying for the children.
Church contact: Martha Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides leadership development to college age young adults and community programs for children in low income areas of North Texas. First UMC Coppell participates in two reading weeks during the summer at Chapel Hill UMC, Farmers Branch, and sponsors two summer interns.
Church contact: Julia Moomau at email@example.com.
A group of First UMC Coppell women who work together on sewing and/or quilting projects to help others. The group makes dresses for Dress a Girl and Mission:Africa that are sent to girls in impoverished areas of the world, and quilts for Project Linus for local critically ill or traumatized children.
SWISH (Supporting Women & Infants with Servants Hands)
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 302. Crochet or knit hats and blankets for Infants in Need Program, and blankets for Austin Street Center in Dallas.
Church contact: Denise Stanton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our church partners with Carter BloodCare quarterly to hold a Sunday morning blood drive, so that we can give the gift of life to others in our community. 2017 Blood Drive: May 14 in Ministry Center parking lot.
Missions Gift Cards
Give something that people will really appreciate–a mission gift in honor of them. Purchase cards in Wesley Hall on Sundays, November 27, 2016, through December 18, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (The gift cards are available year-round in the church office.) Cards are available for the following missions.
- Africa Missions
Austin Street Centre
Christ’s Foundry UMC
Christian Community Action
- Costa Rica Mission Trip
Lydia Patterson Institute
Metrocrest Social Services