The 2018 Thanksgiving Ingathering Booklet is now available here. Booklets will be mailed soon. In order to reduce costs, each church will receive one booklet. Others needing information are asked to utilize the web site for their specific need.
You may or may not be aware that UMCOR has changed a few things regarding both the hygiene and school kits. Here are differences and changes we need to be aware of (as of Aug 20, 2018).
DETOUR: Hwy. 25 is closed from the I80 exit to Greenfield. The detour begins at Stuart, south to Hwy. 92 and west to Greenfield. Hwy. 71 is closed from Atlantic south to Hwy. 92. Detour is east of Atlantic on #83 to Anita, then south on #148 to Hwy. 92, and east to Greenfield.
School Kits: Loose leaf notebook paper (maybe) added to the kit with the spiral notebooks.
Hygiene Kits: No metal nail files, and include 10 band aids not 6.
Remittance Form: If a church representative will not attend on Saturday to deliver the remittance form and check, mail it by Oct. 28th to Marilyn Jensen (Site Treasurer), 2706 Fallow Avenue, Fontanelle, Iowa 50846.
The Nov. 2nd Friday night youth lock-in registration is to be sent to the Greenfield United Methodist Church, Box 92, Greenfield, Iowa 50849. For more information contact Co-Coordinator Kelli Bush, 712-830-9781, or email@example.com
The 10:30 a.m. church worship service speakers will be Denise O’Brian from Atlantic, sharing facts about the ‘Self Help’ mission and her trip to Ghana. Rev. Craig Ferguson from the Central District will be the clergy speaker.
The a.m. mission topic presentations will be: PET, UMCOR, ‘New Partnership with Nigeria’ and Rainbow will change ‘To Be in Mission’ from 9:05 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. times.
Reminder: Drive safely in the ‘BUSY’ Parking Lot!
Be sure to try Marvel’s homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee when you arrive and stay for the UMW delicious noon lunch.
Hunger Grant Funds: It appears that there will be fewer funds for districts this year. Would your CHURCH CONSIDER a CASH DONATION? There is a line on the remittance form for Hunger Grant cash donations.
This is the Greenfield United Methodist Church’s 39th year to host the Ingathering!! Think of all the preparation and Saturday hours for 39 years would add up to be! Members for all of these years are to be admired, respected and appreciated. Let them hear your comments. May God continue to bless each one of you, and we look forward to seeing you all on Nov. 3, 2018.