Coppertop News

Advent Giving Project

December 9, 2019

This year for Advent, we will be giving to people by using the CHUM Food Shelf and Shelter. Pick up a basket and list of needed items in the church office. Each day, from December 1-24, put the designated item in your basket and pray the included prayer for the one who will receive it. You may instead choose to put money in an envelope into your basket and CHUM will purchase the items for you. By Christmas Eve, bring your basket back to church and put it in the front of the Sanctuary. You may choose to do this as an individual, as a family, or with a group of friends. Celebrate the joy of giving this season to those in need!

Feeding Others in Body as We Are Fed in Spirit

December 28, 2019

Starting January 5, every communion Sunday (typically the first Sunday of the month) we are asking you to bring a donation of food (or monetary donation) for the CHUM Food Shelf. That way when we come to the communion table to be fed spiritually, we are also feeding others who are physically hungry. The food shelf cart will be available for donations. If you make a financial donation, please note “food shelf” in the check memo or envelope, and make checks out to FUMC. Thank you for loving our neighbors in need.

Sunday Morning Transportation Team

August 29, 2019

Drivers are needed on Sunday mornings to help bring people to church who are unable to drive themselves. Drivers are scheduled to drive one Sunday per month and work in teams of two drivers each week. This is a service opportunity that is greatly appreciated. Contact Karl Lindgren (218-732-6334, kleolind@gmail.com) or call the church office, 218-727-5021.

 

Welcoming Greeters Needed!

May 6, 2019

Greeters are needed to welcome worshipers at each of our three entrances—the main front door, the east parking lot (larger one) door, and the west parking lot door. Individuals, families, and friends are all encouraged to volunteer for a Sunday or two. Please sign up in the Narthex using the sign-up sheets, call Marlys Wolden (728-3024), or contact Mike Donahue (879-3456 ormpcmdonahue@msn.com) to sign up or with your questions.

Ruby’s Pantry

May 1, 2019

Third Thursday of the month

Food for all who need to stretch their food dollars:

Click here to read KBJR’s article of January 17 distribution.

Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop has been distributing food at First United Methodist, the Coppertop Church at 230 East Skyline Parkway, on the third Thursday of every month since 2010. Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop is a community partner of Ruby’s Pantry. There are no income guidelines and anyone may participate.

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For a $20 donation (cash only; checks and EBT cards cannot be accepted), participants receive approximately two large boxes of food. Please bring your own boxes — laundry baskets work very well.

Contents of a share vary depending upon what food is available to Ruby’s Pantry at the time; some typical items are listed below. We often post information about food items at facebook.com/rubyspantrycoppertop on distribution day.

Food distribution at FUMC is on the third Thursday of every month, with registration from 4 to 6:30pm and distribution beginning at about 5:15 and continuing until the distribution ends at about 6:45pm.


For Volunteers:

Give an hour or more, anytime between 3 and 8 pm. Choose a task: welcome, traffic control, unloading truck, food repackaging, food distribution, carry-out helper, box recycling, clean-up. It’s easy and fun!
Volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please call First Methodist Church at 727-5021.