October Mission of the Month:
Austin Street Center
Austin Street Center, a homeless shelter in Dallas, is FUMC Coppell’s Mission of the Month for October. Founded in 1983, Austin Street Center is an emergency homeless shelter in Dallas that serves men (ages 45 +) and women (ages 18+). More than 400 men and women stay at this shelter each night. In addition to offering the basics of a safe place to sleep, showers, meals, and clothing, Austin Street provides services and programs to help individuals transition out of homelessness.
Donate money for specific items needed by this homeless shelter, such as coffee, socks, underwear, and trash bags. Pick up an envelope from the display in the narthex or the church office and drop in the offering plate on Sunday or return to office. Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “Austin Street” 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 about Austin Street Shelter, contact Fawn Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about missions, contact Martha Hagan at email@example.com.
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 Leslie Hicks at 972-743-0347 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Austin Street Center:
Leave your donations in the bin in Wesley Hall. Questions? Email Martha Hagan-Smith at email@example.com.
- Gently used men’s and women’s jeans
- Bath towels
- New men’s and women’s underwear
- Coffee creamer
- Instant Iced Tea (powder form in container)
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).”
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
nutri-grain bars (apple, cherry, raspberry blueberry), pop tarts
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, such as 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.
- cereal and oatmeal
- flour and baking mixes
- vegetable oil (12 oz.)
- canned fruit
- baby food
- peanut butter and jelly
- laundry detergent
- toilet paper
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
- Costa Rica Mission Trip
Metrocrest Social Services