Outreach Update 5-5-18

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

UPES Meeting: Wed., May 2, 4:00-5:00 All FLUM volunteers and Pals with University Place Elementary School, and any other people who are interested in joining our team, are invited to a discussion of our work with UPES this academic year and plans for next academic year. Please bring feedback, questions, and suggestions.

The church is sponsoring a duty-free lunch on Thursday, May 10, for University Place teachers and staff, as part of Educator Appreciation Week. We need about a half-dozen volunteers to assist students during the lunch hour (circulating among tables, helping litUe ones with condiments and such, chatting with students, elc.). If you are able to help, please let Nancy Campbell know. Volunteers need to arrive at UPES by 11 :20 and will work with students from approximately 11 :30 – 1 :00. If you have a church T-shirt, feel free to wear ii. Also a note to all our teacher PALS, Educator Appreciation Week is a great time to do something nice for your teacher/classroom partners. This could be a gift of classroom supplies (#2 pencils and copy paper tend lo run low this time of year), a note to the teacher, whatever you’d like to do. It need not cost anything other than a little time. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness, as do I.

Many thanks to all who participated in providing 150 sack lunches for the East Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bow. Special thanks lo the Riley Lumpkin SS class, Fellowship SS class, and Tommy Flowers and the youth group. Our next turn to provide the sack lunches will be July 22nd.

Italian Dinner Fundraiser for East Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl: Friday, May 11th 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hargrove Memorial United Methodist Church, 1812 Hargrove Rd, East. Adults-$7, Children $5 (Italian Casserole, Salad, Bread & Dessert) Dine -In or Carry-Out. This will be mosty a “take -out” event but anyone is welcome to dine in if they choose. Please contact Carolyn Lindsey to purchase tickets. Last date to purchase tickets is May 9th.

Forest Lake UMC will help The Phoenix House build their 6th 3/4 house. Volunteer work days are Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.

The West Alabama Quilters Guild is honoring our own Hallie O’Kelley with a permanent display of her quilting work. T-shirts have been made to raise money for the display. The shirts are $25. Stop by the church office and see the shirts with the pattern of her tree quilt. If you would like to purchase a shirt, please make your check out to FLUM Church in the memo write “Hallie”.

May 17th, Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm is our first official Working United Board Mealing. We are asking for your help by praying for and inviting people to join our board. Working Uniled is building connections with corporate partners, community agencies and government lo create a process for the working poor to have slable housing and employment. Working United will help provide stable housing, stable employment, and stable transportation for the
working poor. Our church is a key leader in this new mission and we want your wisdom and ideas.

Third Monday Luncheon is May 2151 at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a covered dish to share.