Remember, it is that time of the year to be gathering and making our various ingathering kits. There is a list of all items needed HERE. Kits need to be at the church by the end of October. Check the newsletter for the exact date.
Hope United Methodist Church is a mission-minded church committed to sharing our resources with those less fortunate in our community, in Iowa, in the United States, and around the world. In 2013 our church generously supported:
• Missionaries Larry and Jane Kies
• Pastor’s discretionary fund for local needs as they arise
• Upper Des Moines
• Bidwell-Riverside Center, Des Moines
• Flood buckets for US disasters
• Church World Service
• Thanksgiving Ingathering kits
• Disaster in the Philippines
• Imagine No Malaria (nets)
• Special offerings
These and other miscellaneous mission giving totaled over eleven thousand dollars. We respond to Jesus’s calling, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was in prison and you visited me.” (Matthew 25: 35-36).