Advent Ingathering

UMC_FB_Advent_banner_111413Our yearly Advent Ingathering will begin November 29th. You have already been generous with your giving to Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes with your filled boxes and monetary donations. The current total is 126 boxes. The Advent Ingathering Donations for this Christmas will be four worthwhile charitable groups.  Please give generously to these groups. We will collect money throughout Christmas. Mark your offering “Advent”. We will divide the money equally among the four groups.

1. Baltimore Food Pantry --  With our support and the support of the community, they are able to serve over 56 families each week.

2. Good Neighbors in the Village – This group supports the summer lunch program for the children, the senior citizen’s chair volleyball & weekly lunch.  They build and install ramps for the northern portion of Fairfield County with some monetary assistance from Fairfield County Center for Disabilities.

3. UMCOR  - Flood relief for Charleston, SC.

4. Kokomo Urban Outreach - After the Mission Team traveling to the Outreach Center, there is much need to help a town greatly affected by the auto industry lay-offs.