Missions and Special Offerings
April 5 – LYNX LUNCH
Offerings given to this fund will go to North Linn Community School. This fund is then used to provide a lunch “secretly” to any child that either doesn’t have money in their account that day or are unable to afford lunch at all.
April 26 – NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY
Native American Ministries Sunday is observed on the second Sunday after Easter. This Sunday serves to remind the Church of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our society. The Iowa annual conference keeps 50% of the receipts to develop and strengthen Native American ministries within the conference. The conference committee on Native American ministry administers these funds. The other 50% of the receipts provides scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist and other approved schools of theology. Your gift empowers local spiritual development and educates Native American seminary students to serve God faithfully.
**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.
Mission Kit of the Month
We are continuing the Mission Kit of the Month this year for the kits that we send to Fill the Truck and Thanksgiving Ingathering for UMCOR. So, there will be only 2 different kits and they will run from March--October during several different months. Note that the School Kit now contains 1 Pkg of Loose-leaf paper with 100-200 pages in addition to the 3 notebooks. Also, the Health Kit now has 10 Band-Aids instead of 6 and Toenail Clippers are acceptable along with Nail Clippers. If you would like to buy the items in the kit, you could do that yourself or share buying the items with another person. Or you could give a donation for the amount of the kit. Whatever you can do to help out would be appreciated. Thanks. Karen Hansen 448-4456.
March/April/July/August-School Kit: $11- 1 pr Scissors BLUNT with rounded tip (NO plastic), 3 spiral Notebooks (11" x 8 1/2", wide-rule or college-rule, 3-hole with at least 70 pages), 1 Pkg Loose-leaf paper with 100-200 pages, 1 Pencil Sharpener hand-held at least 2" long, 1 Ruler hard or flexible with centimeters, 6 UNSHARPENED Pencils with eraser, 1 Eraser plain 2 1/2" (Pink or White), 1 Box of 24 Crayons. (UMCOR)
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