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Troopons - Coupons For Troops

The Mission Team has an ongoing project to support the troops and their families - TROOPONS = Coupons for Troops

The organization SUPPORT OUR TROOPS accepts manufacturers' coupons that we aren't using and send them to our military families to help them stretch their hard earned dollars. Bring any manufacturers' coupons and put them in the marked bins at church and we'll see that they get to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. Thanks!


IHN Dinners - Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Greater Cincinnati

What is Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Greater Cincinnati?

Emergency Shelter

Our Emergency Shelter program currently mobilizes over 1,000 volunteers at 90 congregations. Twenty-seven “host” congregations (two per week) provide shelter sites and meals, and 63 “support” congregations work with the host congregations to provide volunteers, meals and supplies. This combination of a host and its supporting congregations is called a “network.” Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati currently runs two networks each week, allowing us to serve up to 8 families a week (32 individuals; two-thirds of whom are children). The guests arrive at the host congregation by bus between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and have a hot meal with the congregation volunteers, followed by activities (homework, crafts, games, television) and relaxation before bedtime. In the morning after breakfast, families pick up bag lunches and board the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati bus for the Day Center. Host Congregations are area churches and synagogues that provide three meals a day, private sleeping space, and volunteers to create a "home away from home" for the families. Support Congregations assist the Host Congregations by providing donated meals and volunteers.

The Day Center is the families’ “home base” for taking care of personal needs and working with our Shelter Case Manager. Together, they create a case plan to find stable housing and employment. The case plan increases their likelihood of successful housing retention because it includes: Special attention to children’s health and education through our partnerships with the University of Cincinnati Colleges of Medicine and Nursing and Cincinnati Public Schools’ Project Connect; Capacity- building classes in budgeting, parenting, and life skills; and Connections to a variety of social service agencies providing assistance.

Cherry Grove UMC is a "support" congregation for Anderson Hills UMC.

We host and provide dinner on Thursday nights during Anderson Hills host

weeks. Members can participate by providing part of the meal or hosting the evening meal.


Missions For Interfaith Parish Ministries in Newtown

THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE AND THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE: At various times during the year we collect non-perishable items for the food pantry at Interfaith Parish Ministries in Newtown. Watch for more info on upcoming collections!


Matthew 25 Ministry Supplies

PILL BOTTLES

We are continuing the collection of prescription and plastic bottles for M25M. Please remove labels from the bottles.These bottles are used to put medicines in for overseas ministries; if they don't have to put it in, they have to carry it home in their hand or something else. We can also collect plastic bottles from vitamins or other over-the-counter products - these can be recycled for cash for M25M. There is a container in the Narthex for people to bring in these bottles when they have them.


Matthew 25 Ministries

A WAY TO SERVE GOD & OTHERS

Plan now to join us as we go to Matthew 25 Ministries to sort clothing and other items! Children (10 and older) are welcome as long as accompanied by an adult. Watch the newsletter for more information on the next planned visit to M25M.


Annual Cookie Walk - (The Month of December)

The Cookie Walk is a church wide event. The Cookie Walk is a project of the Risk Taking Mission team. Every year we look through our recipes for those specialty Christmas cookies and candies. Folks sign up to bake special cookies, and candies. Open to the public bring your family & friends and walk among the dozens of cookies to take home and enjoy.


Nativities Around The World - Month of November

The “Nativities from Around the World Display” is held annually showcasing nativities from the collections of our church family. We even have a miniature village of Bethlehem that you won't want to miss. There is a special area for craft activities and a sale of fair trade seasonal items. Everyone is invited to walk among the many nativity displays. Enjoy!


Annual Mitten Tree Project (The Month of November)

MITTEN TREE PROJECT: when the weather is “chilly” it's time for our annual Mitten Tree project where we purchase warm hats and gloves/mittens for boys and girls from “Toddlers to Teenagers.” The Christmas Tree is put up in the Narthex for you to decorate it with Mittens and Hats. We take donations through the month of November.


United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

DISASTER RELIEF: Did you know that within 24 hours of a natural disaster, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is on site (unless officials in the area request that they delay their arrival) and working with local agencies and churches to help in the recovery, clean-up and rebuilding? The administrative costs of UMCOR are paid for through the United Methodist system of connectional giving (apportionments) so that 100% of donations go directly to relief efforts. To learn more and to donate, go to www.umcor.org. To learn how the West Ohio Conference is responding, check out www.westohioumc.org.


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