Other Service Opportunities

Join us in preparing meals for Grace and Mercy ministries, providing school supplies for children in the community, and collecting supplies for children one of the lowest-income areas of Appalachia through the Jubilee Project.

 

 

The Quilters of Faith’s newest project this summer is quilts for the 36 South Sudanese orphans under the care of the Holston Conference. The children were forced to flee the orphanages in South Sudan when the fighting escalated and their lives were at risk. After walking many miles, they arrived at the Rhino Refugee Camp outside of Arua, Uganda where they now live. The quilts for the children of Grace Home orphanage will be a tangible reminder of God’s unfailing love and protection.

The Quilters of Faith will be cutting and laying out quilts at the next meeting, July 22.

Everyone is invited – no sewing or quilting skills are necessary.

Join us in our quilting mission!

 

 

 

Change for Children

Each Sunday when the children come forward for the Children’s Message, they have an opportunity to bring change and place in the basket on the communion rail. The IMG_1572change goes to Change for Children.

Each year, churches in the Holston Conference give loose change to benefit children’s ministries in Holston Conference and in Africa. And each year, several groups receive that pocket change in the form of grants.Change for Children grants support new and existing ministries with economically disadvantaged children, from birth to age 12, and their families. Holston churches and related United Methodist agencies are eligible for these funds. During Annual Conference, churches bring their Change for Children offerings. An offering of $57,698 was collected for Change for Children at Annual Conference. Look for the Change for Children clear money jars on the table in the side vestibule and narthex. We want everyone to have the opportunity to give!

 

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Bring in your old glasses or pick up inexpensive “readers” to help our neighbors in Honduras with no access to eye care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pray for our service men and women.

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Clark Food PantryFood Drive

Kathy Clark was an Allen Memorial member and served as the church secretary from 2005-2010.  Kathy saw the need for Allen Memorial to provide physical nourishment for the hungry in our community. Kathy died of breast cancer January 2013. She left us a legacy of love and compassion through the establishment of Allen Memorial’s Food Pantry.

The Food pantry is supported by our tithes and offerings and through food drives held throughout the year.

“Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” Matthew 14:16

 

 

 

Relay for Life

Each year Allen Memorial has a Relay for Life Team to help raise funds for McMinn County’s Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Email the church office to participate in Allen MUMC’s relay for life team.