Schweitzer News – July 24, 2018

Schweitzer UMCGeneral, News

Recently, the boys and girls had a fun contest during Vacation Bible School to see which group would give the most money to assist us in purchasing a new van for the Methodist Church in Vieques, Puerto Rico. They were invited to do work projects at home, earning their offering money for this noble purpose. The children gave $1,048.95. This was added to adult contributions totaling $30,000! It will be my joy to personally deliver the check on my visit July 30-August 3. The van will be used to provide transportation for Methodist mission teams helping the people recover from Hurricane Maria.

Getting our hands dirty for the people of Puerto Rico

Interested in going on a Puerto Rico Mission Trip in November or January? Join Phil Grafft, Mission Coordinator and Pastor Bob Casady for an informational meeting Sunday, August 5, 12:12pm in Memorial Hall. Registration Forms and trip logistics will be provided for mission teams participants going to PR to support the Methodist Church’s recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria.

Donate Tools for Puerto Rico Rebuild

If you’re interested in donating tools for Puerto Rico Rebuild, a list has been compiled  specifically for Missouri Annual Conference projects in Vieques. Check out the wish list at Amazon.com. Simply purchase the tool and select the shipping option to the PO Box listed for Vieques. This is the fastest and easiest way to get these tools to the project.To learn more about the Conference’s work in Puerto Rico, visit www.volunteerinpuertorico.org.


Interested in joining a small group?

We talk a lot here about the importance of being in deep Christian community. The Living Room, offers you a chance to try it out without sign-ups or commitments. Each Monday in August, one big group will meet at the church, learn for a half hour, and break into small groups for an hour. Just show up on August 6, 6:30-8:00pm in Memorial Hall. Childcare will be provided. Contact Jake Hotchkiss at jhotchkiss@sumc.co with questions and if childcare is needed.


Be the mentor you wish you had!

One of the most important things a mentor does is reassure the mentee that they are capable, and give them a hope that they will succeed. For an investment of a little over one hour per week, you can help a person move from individual recovery to restored community. If you are willing to be mentor, contact David Freeman, dfreeman@sumc.co, for more information.