Missions

Missions and Special Offerings 

 

Missions and Special Offerings

December 20 – WUMC CHRISTMAS TREE

This year we will have a tree setup with gifts that will support families in need. During the month of December, we will be taking monetary or gift card donations for the Giving Tree. If you would like to give to this charity, please send a separate check designated for The Giving Tree, along with your regular giving or drop off gift cards to the church on Wednesdays or Thursdays when Pastor is there. Deadline is Dec. 20.

December 20 – MATTHEW 25

Matthew 25 works to transform core urban neighborhoods on the west side of Cedar Rapids, much of which was devastated by the Floods of 2008. Matthew 25’s mission is to “unite, empower, and change lives!” Its three main ministry areas are Neighborhood Building (“Block by Block,” housing, neighborhood organizing, tool library), Youth Empowerment tutoring, arts education, school gardens), and Cultivate Hope(urban farm, food education and advocacy). Iowa’s first urban farm was begun in 2012 by Matthew 25 to bring life, food, and nutrition education in an area of the community laid bare by the Floods of 2008. Matthew 25 is located at 201 Third Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.  If you would like to give to this charity, please send a separate check designated for Matthew 25, along with your regular giving.

 

December 27 – WALKER FOOD BANK

Located at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Walker Food Bank serves the Walker area for those in need of food and nonperishable items. Our special offering for the month of December is the “Sacred Heart” Food Bank to be dedicated on December 27th. Please call Nancy Dobney at Sacred Heart (319-448-4241) in order to drop off items for the food bank or send funds to the church on a separate check designated for Sacred Heart and the church will forward all to Sacred Heart.

***Please designate your offering to its intended purpose, i.e., General Fund, Building Fund, Missions, etc. by writing your instructions on your check or ‘giving envelope’. Offerings not designated will go to the General Fund.

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