Missions News

"Feed the Sheep" Fellowship Luncheons

Sponsors are needed for upcoming months. The cost of sponsorship is $70. Sponsors can be one person or family or a group.

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Ugly Quilt Project Sleeping Bag Ministry

The sleeping bag ministry began its 2017 season on Monday, January 9. We meet every Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00pm. We gather in the basement (Fellowship Hall) of Calvary UMC at 6:00pm, share a meal, and get to work by 6:30pm. The sleeping bags are made from recycled materials, stuffed with personal items such as toothpaste, shampoo, hats and gloves then distributed to nearby homeless shelters. The team is also working on plastic mats made from plastic grocery bags, so you can see there is plenty to do. No sewing experience needed; if you can tie a knot, you can make a sleeping bag! Please consider joining us on Monday evenings. Questions? Please contact Lynn Sevick or Joan Bradley. Thank you!

Crocheters Needed to Make Sleep Mats for the Sleeping Bags

The group that makes the quilts for the homeless is looking for persons who are able to crochet. There are directions for using the plastic grocery bags to crochet a plastic mat which keeps the quilts off the ground keeping the quilt drier. There are already rolls of "plastic yarn" ready to be used and needles are available. If you can crochet or want to learn please contact Joan Bradley. We would love to give a plastic mat with every quilt but are in desperate need of persons who crochet.

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UMCOR Needs Cleaning Buckets for Flooding Victims

HELP NEEDED – Connellsville, West Virginia, Louisiana – all have been in the news because of dramatic flooding. In each of these natural disasters, and others around the world, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is on the scene with needed relief. For flood clean-up we provide CLEANING BUCKETS that enable safe cleaning of flooded buildings. The supply of these kits is constantly being depleted, so the Mission Committee challenges you to help us fill buckets with needed supplies. Bring one or more of the items on the list, or make cash offering (marked “Cleaning Buckets”) so that we can purchase the added components. We hope to fill at least five buckets by the end of October. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Myles Bradley or Joan Bradley.

  • 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
    • Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned;
    • Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner;
    • Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.
  • Liquid laundry detergent
    • One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only.
  • Liquid household cleaner
    • 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water;
    • No spray cleaners.
  • Dish soap
    • 16‐28 oz. bottle any brand.
  • 1 can air freshener
  • 1 insect repellant spray
    • 6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover.
  • 1 scrub brush
    • Plastic or wooden handle.
  • 18 cleaning wipes
    • Handi Wipes or reusable wipes;
    • No terry cleaning towels;
    • Remove from packaging.
  • 7 sponges
    • No cellulose sponges due to mold issues;
    • Remove from wrapper.
  • 5 scouring pads
    • Remove from wrapper;
    • No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in).
  • 50 clothespins
  • Clothesline
    • One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines;
    • Cotton or plastic.
  • 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags
    • 33‐ to 45-gallon sizes;
    • Remove from the box.
  • 5 dust masks
  • 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
    • Should be durable enough for multiple uses;
    • Remove from packaging.
  • 1 pair work gloves
    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather.

Assembly Directions

Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket, fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.

Important Notes
  • All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid.
  • All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please.
  • If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing.
  • If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.