December Mission of the Month:
Our Communion Offering for December is designated for Coppell Cares which was started by FUMC Coppell to help families and individuals in our community who have needs driven by financial challenges. We depend totally on donations and faithful people serving from our church. We operate behind-the-scenes working through a school care team and a community care team to uncover and deliver on short term needs. Your gifts ensure this much needed ministry continues to transform the community of Coppell.
Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “Coppell Cares” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text to 73256 with subject line as FUMCC. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions.
Contact Martha Hagan-Smith at email@example.com with questions about missions.
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, 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.
- stuffing mix
- canned yams
- chicken broth
- instant potatoes
- canned fruit
- canned pit filling
- evaporated milk
- $20 to help provide a turkey for a family (Make check payable to FUMC with memo of “CCA holiday” and bring to church office.)
Adopt a Child for Christmas
First Coppell is partnering with Methodist Children’s Home again this Christmas to provide kids with clothes and gifts that will make their season bright! This program serves children, ages birth to 18, who have come through CPS or have been voluntarily placed by parents or legal guardians. All children come from difficult home lives, typically characterized by some type of abuse or neglect. The goal if for the children to be returned to their family of origin within 12–18 months. However, this is often not the case if the family is unable to re-establish themselves well enough to provide a safe, healthy environment within that timeframe.
All gifts need to be wrapped, tagged, and delivered to the church office by November 30.
If you or your family would like to “adopt” and shop for a child, click here to sign up. Questions, contact Pastor Martha at mhagan@fumcCoppell.org or 972-462-0471 ext 208.
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 email@example.com with questions.
Austin Street Center:
Leave your donations in the bin in Wesley Hall. Questions? Email Martha Hagan-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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)
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