helpinghandThe New Testament tells us that faith without works is dead (James 2.26). Early in our history, John Wesley (the founder of Methodism) instructed the people called Methodists to do “good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible to all.” Below are some examples of how our congregation continues to put our faith to work.

GOOD SAMARITAN FUND: this is the local church fund that provides assistance to those in need, often in partnership with Genesis and the Salvation Army.

FOOD PANTRY: we have a food pantry to supplement the emergency assistance fund and the work of Genesis and the Salvation Army.

LICE KITS: we provide kits for the treatment of lice to children in need through local schools and the crisis resource center.

GENESIS AND THE SALVATION ARMY: We’ve long contributed to both of these organizations.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS: we collected food, gift certificates, and other items to fill “Christmas baskets” for 25 families in 2015.

PACK THEIR PACKS: we’re partnering with the Salvation Army Community Service Volunteers to provide backpacks and school supplies to Coffeyville students who are unable to purchase their own.

APPORTIONMENTS: through the full payment of Mission and Ministry Funds we contribute our fair share to the worldwide mission and ministry of the United Methodist church as a denomination.

UMCOR COFFEE PROJECT: Our congregation participates in the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR’s) Coffee Project which provides high quality, fairly traded, often organic, coffee, tea, and chocolate to United Methodist congregations and individuals. This project has it’s own page here.

RECYCLING: Because we believe God calls us to be good stewards of God’s good creation we provide opportunities for the recycling of aluminum cans, which the Tweens & Teens class uses for missions.

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