April Mission of the Month:
April mission designation, Project Transformation (PT), serves children from low-income neighborhoods to improve their literacy, social-emotional and spiritual development through participation in high-quality programs led by college students. These students invest in the lives of underserved children while living in community, exploring their calling, and developing as servant leaders. FUMC Coppell participates in PT by aiding in two weeks of summer reading programs at Chapel Hill UMC in Farmers Branch, by sponsoring two interns, and by providing dinners for the interns and participating children and families.
Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “PT” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text FUMCC to 73256. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions.
Contact: Martha Hagan-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donation Needs Highlight
Hearts for Hygiene Lenten Challenge
From February 26 through April 11 we will be collecting hygiene items for Metrocrest Services Food Pantry. On average, the pantry serves over 200 families a week representing over 500 individuals. Often times, basic hygiene items are a forgotten necessity. Hygiene items provide cleanliness, improved health, a sense of dignity, and greater self-esteem to someone struggling with poverty or a crisis. Donations help Metrocrest Services provide aid to families living in Carrollton, Addison, Farmers Branch, Coppell and zip code 75287 in Denton County. Pick up a bag at worship entrances, fill with items listed (household size), and return to green bin in Wesley Hall.
- body wash
- body soap
- feminine care
- face wash
- toilet paper
- paper towels
- dish soap
- laundry detergent
- household cleaning supplies
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 email@example.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.
- boxed dinners (hamburger helper, tuna helper, etc.)
- canned peas
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 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.
- new or gently used sheets (prefer twin)
- bath towels
- long sleeve t-shirts
- sweat shirts
- men’s & women’s long pants
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