Central United Methodist Church of Decatur AL
Mission of the Month
How Can I Help
Central UMC supports almost 20 local missions and nonprofit organizations with our missions budget, but how can we, as individual church members, make a difference? To help, each month we will spotlight a ministry that we support and give you ways that you can get involved.


Three ways to help with missions

-Kathy Littrell, Mission Chair
  With the idea of “different strokes for different folks” in mind, the Mission Team has 3 options for you to choose from this month! For some of you, picking up an extra item at the grocery store works great for you and your family… Peanut Butter and Saltine Sunday is perfect for you! If you have extra time on your hands and you like doing something… the CCC Clothes Closet will be a good choice for you! Many of you have a passion for spreading the gospel to foreign countries through support of missionaries… and we have a Global Mission for you, International Missionary Fellowship in Bombardopolis, Haiti. And some of you are so blessed you would like to help with all three opportunities. Please read details of each, and if you have any questions contact Kathy Littrell at 256-654-6398.
Peanut Butter and Saltine Sunday
   Missions is teaming up with the Backpack Ministry to help add some extra
itepeanut butter and crackers ms to their backpacks the months of November and December. The vacation days during these months call for more food since children will not be getting free school meals on those holidays. If you would like to help, please pick up these 2 items on your next trip to the grocery store:
one 16oz jar of peanut butter
and 1 lb box of saltine crackers 

   You may bring these items anytime during the month of October and place in the bins next to the receptionist desk. On Sunday, October 27 we will bring the items to the altar to be blessed. We hope this will be meaningful to all who contribute.

 CCC Clothes Closet
   As most of you know, the Committee on Church Cooperation started right here at 616 Jackson Street! We were the CCC for years! October is our month to man the Clothes Closet. You may volunteer any Wednesday in the month of October from 8:30-11:00 OR 1:00-2:30. You do NOT have to stay an entire shift; you can help for 30 minutes, an hour or any amount of time you have. There is also an opportunity to serve lunches on Tuesdays/Thursdays if you cannot do Wednesdays at the clothes closet. This is a perfect mission for those who would really like to do “hands on” projects. You will be more blessed than those you will serve. God has a unique way of giving back twice to all who give! If you have any questions, you may contact Joe or Debbie Phillips or Kathy Littrell, 256-654-6398.
International Missionary Fellowship
   Church member Chris Pettey hooked us up with Bo Lundy, President of the board of International Missionary Fellowship. Bo gave us an in-depth presentation on one of the poorest regions of Haiti, Bombardopolis. There, missionaries Matthew and Sarah Rideout run a small hospital/family medical clinic, widows’ home, cistern program, discipleship education, fruit tree giveaway and clean water distribution. They do an awesome job, serve about 40,000 people, and employ local Haitians. The hospital has 18 beds and mostly treats illnesses, births and amputations; no surgeries. The widows’ home provides a place to stay, meals, medical services and house cleaning. The discipleship program focuses on what it means to be a Christian/Christian family with the hope of eradicating voodoo in the area. The fruit trees are planted from seed and grow one year and then are given away… mango, lime, avocado and orange. Cistern construction helps retain water to wash clothes and water plants and livestock. They have recently installed a donated water pump to a well that is open to the public for drinking.
  As you can imagine, they need resources to keep all these programs in place. We would like to send $500 to this mission. If you would like to help you may make a check out to: IMF which stands for International Missionary Foundation and give it to Kathy Littrell or Amy Waters. You may also check out the website at Haitihospital.org.  


Praising God
Sunday, 13 October 2019

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