Luke 10:29 - The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
This month’s communion offering will benefit the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. On any Thursday afternoon if you come by the church, you will see a variety of people from our community who need a helping hand. These needs include helping to pay a month’s rent or utility bill and providing groceries. Occasionally help is given with funeral expenses. Sometimes the only help that can be given is an encouraging word or prayer.
A small group of volunteers listen to the call of the needy each Thursday and, because of your generous donations, are able to meet so many of those needs. This year has been different and especially difficult for some of our neighbors. With so many out of work and hungry children spending more time at home, our commitment to our community is more vital than ever before. To date this year we have spent $10,411.25 and helped 331 different households with a total of 674 family members. Out of these 331 households, 145 were people FUMC has never helped. We have also given out 427 sacks of groceries. There is so much need in our community, and FUMC is surging forward to meet those needs.
Each month before we take communion we make the same confession to God:
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
By donating to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund we provide our church with the means to love our neighbors and to hear and respond to the cry of the needy.
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