|THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF COOPERSVILLE|
Each year, Coopersville United Methodist Church prayerfully determines various local, national, and worldwide ministries to support with each month with a Missions Giving Collection.
Quarterly meetings are held to determine where the current need is for the missions collection to be used.
The missions committee met on July 18th and decided on the following for our second quarter giving. The first 10%, which was $44, went to ministry shares. Also we set aside the $38/mth for our Compassion International Sponsored Child Leslie Hernandez.
With the remaining $360 we decided to purchase $180 worth of food for Coopersville Cares because they have been experiencing a shortage. In this way we can specify what it will be used for. Lastly $180 will be donated to Teen Challenge on the day they visit us for a presentation. Rev. Dan Prus and his men's team will join us on Dec.17th during our Worship Service.
We also are planning a potluck for August 29th for our visit from Paul Webster. Please plan to attend and learn about what's new at Mujila Falls. Coopersville UMC is a covenant Church to Rev. Paul Webster and his work in Mujila Falls in Africa. When he is in the states we are offered the opportunity to meet Rev. Webster and get updates on things they are doing to improve the life of people in their area. They have done so much and increased their herd and production of food so much over the years. Rev. Paul Webster will be at our church on August 29 @ 1PM. So here is the plan, there will be a potluck meal at 1PM followed by Paul's presentation, showing what they are doing at Mujila Falls in Zambia at 1:30 PM. Please sign up for the potluck on The Tower or SignUpGenius.com.
The Missions/Outreach Committee
Your Missions/Outreach Committee
Char Reffeor, Karolyn Holmes, Grace Holmes, Nancy Krepps (Treasurer), Sarah Brandt, Jessie Cypret, Jodi Hosterman (CROP Walk).
The Good Samaritan Fund of CUMC exists to help those in our community that have fallen on hard times. The fund exists to help anyone who comes to the Church in need.
By giving to the Good Samaritan Fund, we join with Christ in helping all of our neighbors. All requests for help are reviewed by the pastor and given with love and offers of community and support. It is through generous donations to this fund that we are able to support the vital mission of our church to be a Community Called to Live, Love, and Serve!
5th Sunday Missions
Coopersville Cares is in need of the following items for their Food Pantry.
Canned fruit Rice Jelly Sugar Mac n Cheese Soups Pasta sauce Hamburger Helper Pasta Ramen Noodle Fruit juice Canned Vegetables Jell-O/Pudding Flour Canned meat
Hot Items needed:
catsup, mustard, mayo, sugar, and oatmeal
We will continue to be a Covenant church supporting Rev. Paul Webster. Rev. Webster is a missionary in Zambia. Our church has supported his missionary work for 10 years. He has done a marvelous job of improving the lives of the people he serves. January is Paul's birthday month so we are asking everyone to send him a birthday card.
Mujila Falls Agriculture Centre is the result of Paul's efforts over the last 15 years. The following is an excerpt from an article on the Global Ministries web page.
"Their successes can be measured by less malnutrition in children, better housing, larger maize and bean crops, more children attending school, and more people employed in commercial agriculture. This is a continuing, attainable, and measurable success.
Objectives continue to be the following:
a.) The introduction, development of garden, orchard, forestry, and field crops to demonstrate their viability and reliability by local farmers and landowners.
b.) Introduction of milking cattle and goats for improved family nutrition and economic benefit.
c.) Introduction and management of small animals such as sheep, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, bees, etc. to increase family nutrition and economic stability.
d.) The development of an animal traction program that can train local farmers in the use of oxen and donkeys that will expand crop farming and reduce the burden on women.
e.) Development of a sustainable forestry program to show that pines can be grown economically for profit by local landowners.
f.) Design and introduction of appropriate technology tools for agriculture.
g.) Continued clearing and development of church property for agricultural pursuits.
Thank you for your continued support of our Church's mission/outreach each month.
The Coopersville UMC is sponsoring a child through Compassion International.
She is 7 years old, from The Dominican Republic. Her birthday is May 7.
Watch for more information.
Here is what Coopersville UMC Mission/Outreach Committee is asking of each child, youth, and adult from our congregation.
1. Use SignUpGenius.com to claim your weeks to pray for Leslie.
2. Write a letter to Leslie and include a drawing or a picture of your family. We would love to send her a letter once a month.
3. Learn more about the Dominican Republic and the ways that Leslie lives.
Submit to missions@CoopersvilleUMC.org or put in Kris Brandt’s mailbox by the end of the month. Letters will be sent to Leslie at the beginning of each month.