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Sedona United Methodist Church
Mission Statement: Loving our neighbors with glad and sincere hearts and praising God while making a difference and offering hope to all humanity.
SUMC Mission Projects Supported
Our Missions Team supports others through our church missions budget, special offerings, fund-raisers and hands-on projects.
Missions This Month
NEW TWO-FER TUESDAY COLLECTION
MARCH 22, 2022 from 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
A special collection to benefit the Short Creek Dream Center—the largest network of organizations that help victims of human trafficking. This is a recovery center equipped to help people achieve healing and restoration with escaping domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness, trauma, and developing crucial life skills.
Items in need include:
New Standard-Size Pillows Toothbrushes / Toothpaste
Clean Twin Sheet Sets Shaving Cream and Razors
Blankets Shampoo and Conditioner
Coats / Sweaters Baby Diapers / Lotions / Baby Misc Supplies
Baby / Children’s Clothes (any size) Cleaning Supplies (Lysol wipes, Windex, etc)
Healthy Children’s Snacks WITHOUT NUTS
HOPE WOMEN’S CENTER
Weekly Volunteer Needs
We are looking for volunteers to help sort through donations at the Thrift Store.
Baby Hygiene (baby shampoo, body wash, lotion, etc.) Water Bottles Toilet Paper Dish Soap Clorox
Tangible Items can be brought to the church or contact the Center at 928-567-5433, 77 General Crook Trail, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
SUMMER SURVIVAL KITS
Once again, the SUMC Missions Committee will partner with the JCSVV Social Action Committee to work with Cottonwood Old Town Mission to collect and distribute items to clients without a residence. During the months of March & April, you can drop items off at the collection box in the narthex.
The following clean, new or functional items are needed:
Bug Spray (Deep Woods Off) After-bite lotions
Hat/Visors, Sunscreen, Small Flashlights with batteries Chapstick, Handwipes, Sunglasses, Neck Cooler Scarf Small, 2-person tents, Gift Cards for Water Bottles
PROJECT FILL THE NEED
Project Fill the Need was formed to help those families in the Verde Valley and in the Village of Oak Creek. Drop off locations for food are located at Chase Bank at Verde Valley School Road and Snap Fitness in The Collective. Distribution days happen at the Big Park Community School on the last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact information: Project Fill the Need, PO Box 20801, Sedona, AZ 86341.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION _ MCCURDY SCHOOL
For several years Sedona UMC has collected Box Tops for McCurdy Ministries where each top was a 10 cent donation to help fund the school. Recently, changes have been made to how these box tops are recorded. Instead of clipping the icon on each item, you can bring your receipt into the church and we can scan it using the latest state of the art technology. It is necessary for you to bring in your receipts within 14 days of your purchase.
Some of the Brands included in this program include Fiber One, General Mills, Nature Valley, Paper Mate, Pillsbury, Totinos, Yoplait, and Select Lysol.
A complete list of items is on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank you to Ray Strom who has organized this for so long and for the new information.
Missions continues to help with SAGAP (Sedona Area Gap Assist Program). We are using funds raised this summer, as well as donations received to provide hygiene and cleaning products to the Sedona Food Bank once a month. Your continued donations will be much appreciated. The items being supplied are as follows: diapers, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, bar soap, laundry detergent, dish liquid, paper towels, and toilet paper. There is a container by the church office for collections. And cash donations are welcome too!
SEDONA FOOD BANK
Our Shopping Cart for the Sedona Food Bank is located on the 2nd floor by the stairwell and non-perishable items are still being be collected and taken to the Food Bank. Here is a list of items always in need (also look for individual servings for their School Back Pack Program):
Regularly Needed Food Supplies
On your next shopping trip, why not pick up a few things for the Sedona Community Food Bank and you can use your Bashas Card too!
Jar of Peanut Butter/Jam
Canned or Dried Fruits
Cereal: Hot or Cold
Coffee and Tea
Macaroni/Pasta: Box or Bag
Staples: Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil
Canned Meat or Tuna
Toiletries – Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Feminine Products
Sedona Food Bank – food and funds
Yavapai Food Council weekend food backpacks for kids – funds and packing
Verde Valley Sanctuary – domestic abuse – donation
Verde Valley Caregivers – homebound support – donation
Rainbow Acres – residence for developmentally impaired – financial support for one of the residents
NAMI Sedona – mental health – donation
St. Andrews community dinner – twice purchasing food, preparing and serving
FaithWorks membership and participation in several mission trips
Desert Southwest Conference
United Methodist Outreach Ministries – homeless shelter – donation
District Conference drive
McCurdy Ministries, Espanola NM – monetary donation; ongoing collection of Campbell’s
Labels for Education and General Mills Boxtops 4 Education
Children’s clothing mission in Willow, Alaska – financial support
1st year of 3-year covenant support of honor of missionary in Puebla, Mexico
Contribution to the District’s Imagine No Malaria campaign
Co-sponsor with UMW of Operation Christmas Child
Co-sponsor with Christian Ed of a dinner – proceeds to Heifer International
United Methodist Special Sunday Offerings
The United Methodist General Conference years ago created six Special Sundays with offerings to help congregations work with communities, rebuild shattered lives, strengthen self-sufficiency, encourage partnerships, nurture Native American ministries, model peace and justice, provide scholarships and loans for United Methodist students, and much more. This year, SUMC will observe all six Sundays. In March we observed One Great Hour of Sharing which goes to UMCOR’s administrative costs, thus allowing 100% of all special emergency relief offerings to go toward the specific disaster relief.
The remaining five offerings are:
Native American Ministries Sunday: nurtures outreach with persons of all ages and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.
Peace with Justice Sunday: helps United Methodist worldwide work with people to advocate for human rights, buy fair-trade products, care for the environment, demonstrate for a cause, eradicate poverty, feed hungry people, mediate conflict, provide health care, seek affordable housing and model nonviolence.
World Communion Sunday: provides scholarships for U.S. and international racial- and ethnic-minority students, on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
United Methodist Student Day: provides scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.
Human Relations Day: This day is usually observed in January, but will be observed at a later date this year. The offering helps church-based community developers work in racial- and ethnic-minority communities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
“Serving Christ through our
United Methodist Connectional Giving”