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VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT JACKSON UNITED METHODIST
SHORT-TERM MISSION OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND
C.E.R.F.; LET'S WRAP; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; HONDURAS MISSIONS; INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH; STOP HUNGER NOW; YOUTH MISSIONS & SERVICE; ATLANTA FOOD BANK; SCOUTING SUPPORT; THANKSGIVING MEAL DELIVERIES; and SO MUCH MORE
Mission Committee Risk-Taking Missions and Service
Missions are an on-going ever changing service. The following is an attempt to share some of the work being done right now. These services will continue to change as the needs of our community change. Volunteers are always needed. Please, if you feel you are being lead to work in a particular area, the contact person is always open for help.
Children’s Missions – Contact Theresa Hobbs
The children's ministry does the shoebox ministry at Christmas: Operation Christmas Child. We also do Vacation Bible School every June.
Youth Missions – Contact Debbie Bell
Let’s Wrap – Contact Stephanie Owens and Pam Stevenson
The Let’s Wrap coat project is the primary initiative of the Community Involvement Committee at Jackson United Methodist Church. The Committee was formed in May of 2008. It is Co-Chaired by Susanne Earnhart and Pam Browning. Let’s Wrap is a program where much needed coats are provided to children in the Butts County school system from Pre-K through the 5th grades. It also includes children in the McIntosh Trail Head Start program. With the help of volunteers, donations and grants we have been able to provide coats to all children in need as of this date.
The school system identifies those children that would benefit from new coats and gloves and gives us the names, gender and sizes so that we can purchase the coats. We try to make this a special experience for those children that participate. The school system allows us to set up a Let’s Wrap Store in each of the three schools. The coats are displayed by boy or girl and size on clothes racks and the children are allowed to come and shop.
“Community Involvement” means that we could not continue with this program without help from volunteers and ongoing donations from individuals, church and civic groups, and foundations. This is an ongoing mission effort and cannot be completed without donations being made to the program throughout the year. We try to have our children identified and coats purchased and distributed by the end of October or first of November at the beginning of each school year. We started in 2008 with about 8 volunteers and this year we had between 15 and 20 volunteers from the community to help organize, purchase coats and work in the “store”.
School Needs – Contact Sherry Reynolds
Our congregation is involved with the Butts County School System to help whenever needed. During the summer we collect designated school supplies. One Saturday is chosen right before school starts to meet with other churches and county organizations. As children come, they are given a new back pack and we fill the packs with the donated supplies.
We also collect individually packaged food items to donate to the “Back Pack Weekend Food” program. The county social worker became aware of several students who had nothing to eat during the days away from school. Our donations are discretely placed in the back packs on Friday afternoons so these children will have food they are able to open and use during the weekends and long holidays.
We continue to keep in contact with the school social worker (Susan Sarsany) to learn of new school needs we may be able to meet.
CERF – Contact Al Jordan
Christian Emergency Relief Foundation is able to help meet the needs of our community through the support of churches, grants, individual and foundation donations of money and clothing, and especially with the work of friendly and compassionate volunteers.
CERF sees to the needs of clients thru:
*private appointments on Thursdays (Clients are interviewed to assess needs)
*Clothes Boutique - which is open on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (Volunteers also work the first and third Wednesday to size and arrange the clothing in boutique fashion). Clients may choose clothing at no cost. (There is a limit on the number of items that can be taken each time the client comes in).
*Food pantry – Basic boxes of nutritional food are assembled by volunteers and given out. These foods can sustain a family for several days.
*Counseling – This area is being establish now. Ben Wright will be meeting clients on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm in the CERF House prayer room.
Quarters for Missions
Quarters for Mission program uses loose change in the offering plates and chancel railings to support our UM Global
Jackson United Methodist Church
PO BOX 1880
JACKSON, GA 30233
435 EAST THIRD STREET
JACKSON GA 30233
409 E 3rd St - Worship
435 E 3rd St - Office
PO Box 1880
Jackson, GA 30233
9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.,
closed midday for lunch.