Outreach Update 9-9-17

In response to Hurricane Harvey and probably Hurricane Irma, our church is responding in three ways. Please bring all donations to the church.

1. We are collecting Flood Buckets. See Ginny Hubbard for more information. You can make a flood bucket or earmark your donation “Flood Buckets”. Each kit contains: 5 gal. bucket with re-seal-able lid (clean), 5 scouring pads (not steel wool), 7 sponges, 1 scrub brush, 18 cleaning towels (reusable wipes), liquid laundry detergent (2-25 oz. or 1-50 oz. bottle), 1 household cleaner, 12 to 16 oz. bottle that can be mixed in water (no spray bottles), dish soap, 16 to 28 oz. bottle, clothes line (two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.), 5 dust masks (disposable, sealed in a bag), 2 pair reusable waterproof gloves (Playtex type), 1 pair work gloves (leather palm necessary), 24-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags, 33-45 gal. (Remove roll from box & roll into two sets of 12.) 1 insect repellent spray (not killer), 6 to 14 oz. can (aerosol spray or pump with protective cover), 1 can air freshener (aerosol or pump),
50 clothespins, cleaning agents (no powders). Place all items in bucket.

2. Donations can be made to United Methodist Committee on Relief through the church. Please earmark your check “Hurricane”.

3. We are also are supporting a family in Texas, who is a friend of Kevin and Melissa Thomas’ cousin. We are collecting gift cards.

Our Christian Book Club will start on Sept. 11; we will meet on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. upstairs in the office.

Over Christmas we are going with Filter of Hope on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. More info can be found at www.filterofhope.org. The college students will sell T-shirts as a fundraiser.

Homeless Connect is an event that focuses on serving those who are homeless in Tuscaloosa. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central High School. Volunteers will be trained at 7 a.m. on the morning of the event, at the school. Donations are accepted from volunteers. Love In the Name of Christ, along with area churches, agencies, businesses, and volunteers, come together to remove the barriers of homelessness.

First Community Church Breakfast is September 23 and November 11. Please see Sharon Standifer for more information.