Outreach Update 2-10-18

The Mission Committee will have their annual budget meeting on February 12th at 5:30 pm in the Jane Darden Classroom.

Hospice Week is the second full week of each month. Thank you to all the volunteers who so faithfully serve.

Third Monday Luncheon is February 19th and March 19th at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Our church received so many thank you notes for the Christmas Missions. It is still amazing how we reached so many people with our love.

Thank you for the Heifer International donation of $5465.36. Lucy Deason thanks you so much for “sailing the Ark” to help over 15 families.

The Children’s Home White Christmas donation was $2595. Tuscaloosa DHR was so overwhelmed with the Manger Project bags for the elderly.

University Place Elementary School sent a wonderful thank you card for all the presents and clothing for the children.

We send a huge thank you to all our college students and adults who went on the Filter of Hope mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Over 150 families received water filters. These filters are projected to last 10 years. Also many of these families accepted Christ for the first time. Thank you for supporting this trip. Thank you to the United Methodist Women who gave donations to our mission funds.

Druid Hills United Methodist Church is so grateful for the volunteers who help in their English as a Second Language Ministry. They are now able to expand their ministry. If you would like to volunteer, the classes are Monday nights and Tuesday mornings. Call Rev. Sarah Smoot for more information, 205-516-3376.

Hospice 9th Annual Family 5K Fun Walk is March 3rd at 8:00 a.m.

FLUM Volunteers at University Place Elementary School (Part One):
Nine FLUM volunteers worked on the UPES campus during fall term, 2017—3 in the school office, 6 with students–in classrooms and the reading program.

Volunteers working directly with students served as follows:
August, 10.5 hours; September, 22.25 hours; October, 24.50 hours; November, 21.25 hours; December, 13.75 hours
The UPES Reading Coach reports all students tutored by FLUM volunteers have made progress, some dramatically so. Several are at or near grade-level after 1-1 ½ years’ help.

Volunteers worked in the office as follows:
August, 32.75 hours; September, 20.25 hours; October, 36.50 hours; November, 17.50 hours; December, 17.25 hours
Twenty individuals or groups at FLUM (e.g., choir, Sunday School classes) served as “Pals” to teachers at UPES.