Sturgis First United Methodist Church
About Sturgis First United Methodist Church
Sturgis First United Methodist Church is family-owned and operated right here in Sturgis, MI. Since our company opened its doors in 2006, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch.
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Helping Hands backpack program:
On August 20th, Midge Steward presented us with the opportunity to support the weekend backpacks to feed hungry elementary children in Sturgis. It costs approximately $360.00 per child for the school year. Last year three churches helped to feed 80 elementary kids: First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and Sturgis Missionary. In addition to church support, there were corporate grants, donations from local business, organizations and service clubs as well as private donations. Food is purchased at reduced cost from the South Central Food Bank in Battle Creek. Thanks to Parlin’s furniture for donating storage space. Meijer generously donated dental supplies. The best way to support this project is with your financial contribution so the program continues and expands to meet demand. Volunteers pick up food in Centreville monthly, weekly delivery people pack the backpacks on Thursday and take them to the schools. All money is used to purchase food, as volunteers donate their time and vehicle use. Contributions are tax deductible. If you would like to become involved, contact Julie Brenner at 467-3151 for details.
Please give generously again. Forms are in the Messenger, or you can drop your donation in the office or offering plate (mark it for Helping Hands).
MISSION MOMENTS – February 2018
Lena’s Buckets for the Global Ministries Eurasia Initiative
Thanks to you we again reached our $2500.00 goal. - thanks so much for heeding our plea for the shortfall. We passed the buckets for the first time this year and received above average donations. We hope to average $210.00 monthly toward our annual pledge of $2500.00.
Special mission projects and offerings
Our Christmas offering result was $2311.00 We were able to support the Veterans Support Fund of Southwest Michigan with $1155.50. Jay Newman presented information about the project and we so appreciate your response. Also, $1155.50 was sent to UMCOR International Disaster Response for the Puerto Rico Hurricane.
Pregnancy Helpline results:
Once again our Christmas trees were laden with items to support the Pregnancy Helpline, a non-profit group which provides free pregnancy testing and support for pregnant women and their children. We delivered a van full of items valued at $739.00.
United Methodist Student Day conference offering 11/27/17 - $107.00
First United Methodist Family in Need - $ 931.00
Pastor Jeanne’s request for help for one of our families was honored. There is still a need, so if you would like to donate more it would be appreciated.
UPCOMING MISSION PROJECTS AND OFFERINGS
Church World Service Blanket Sunday:
On February 11, The Hatt Family will present information on Blanket Sunday. Contributions to CWS Blankets means Church World Service will be ready to help families in the US and around the world recover from disasters and displacement and build viable, sustainable lives and communities.
Rummage Sale coming in May
The Rummage Sale will be on Thursday, May 3rd and Friday, May 4th. If you are cleaning out corners, you may drop off donations any time – we have a storage space available. The Mission Team will be recruiting workers in April for set up and selling.
Relay for Life Bob Yoder is starting plans for this year’s one day event which is scheduled on Friday, June 22nd in Centreville. Watch for ways that you can support this event.
Mission Trip Some preliminary planning is being done for the mission trip this year. Wednesday Souper Suppers have been delicious and are helping to raise monies for the trip to Burlington, Wisconsin from July 8th – July 14th . More Mission Trip members would be welcome!