Outreach Ministries

 Neighborhood Supper will be held Friday, April 19th, at 5:15 p.m.   You are also encouraged to come in early to fellowship with the participants.  This month’s meal will be Tuna Casserole, peas & carrots, peaches, bread & butter, cookies, and beverage.  Items needed: canned Tuna, noodles or elbow macaroni, Cream of Mushroom Soup, frozen peas or carrots, canned peaches, punch or punch mix, coffee, coffee creamer, sugar, and dish soap.  Please bring your donations to the church kitchen by April 17th.

The personal care item we’ll offer diners at the Neighborhood Supper this month is toothbrushes and toothpaste.  Please leave donations in the basket in the back of the sanctuary.

 

Laundry Love Ministry will be Monday, April 22nd, at 4:15 p.m.  at the Southtown Cleaning Village, 355 S. Main Street in Marion.

 

Community Breakfast ~ Saturday, April 27th, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.  This community outreach is sponsored by the Men’s Prayer Breakfast group and the UMW’s SKI group.  This breakfast is free and open to all (donations will be accepted). This will be a wonderful opportunity to get involved and support this effort to reach out into our community and build relationships with our neighbors and be fulfilled in sharing the love and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Come one, come all to help, support or just have breakfast and fellowship. If you have questions, talk to anyone from the Men’s Prayer group or SKI group or specifically Pastor Thérèse, Bill Bess or Sue Bess.  Hope to see you there.

 

Salvation Army Food Pantry collection will be Sunday, April 28th.   Suggested donations: dry beverage mixes (instant coffee and tea, instant breakfast orange drink, etc.)

We will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Saturday, May 4th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call the church office or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code ProspectStUMC. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood.  Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

 

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Wednesday, August 14th, at Prospect Street United Methodist Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.  You can register by calling the church or online at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle  and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your Preferred Appointment!

 

Collecting magazines for our troops. We will be collecting one month old men’s magazines of all kinds that are appropriate to send to our troops.  There is a tub in the library to put your magazines in.  Please contact Lynne Baer with any questions.  If you would like to purchase a magazine subscription or you have a subscription you no longer want to receive you can have the subscription sent directly to: Magazines for Troops, PO Box 909, Lakeside, MT 59922.

 

RECYCLING for Love Inc ~ We are collecting plastic bags for recycling and giving them to Love Inc. They will distribute them to partnering groups in need of them – such as food pantries, Leapin’ Outreach and so on.  There will be a can right outside the church office in which you can put your plastic bags! Thanks!

 

Prayer Shawls ~ If you know anyone who needs a Prayer Shawl, please let the office know.  If you are interested in making them, talk to Cindy Schrote or call the church office.