Faith in Action

School Supplies Needed for Upward Bound House’s Family Place Program

Starting Sunday, July 29, First UMC will be collecting donations of backpacks and school supplies for the children of Family Place.  This year, we are also accepting money donations towards the purchase of supplies in bulk. You may drop a check in the collection basket during worship service, made out to First UMC, in the memo line “School Supplies.” Or to donate online. Select School Supplies Fund in the Select An Account dropdown menu.

Goal: 50 Supplied Backpacks!  

Items you may bring include: Backpacks • Glue sticks • Scissors • Ballpoint pens • No. 2 pencils • Colored pencils • Pencil sharpener • Large pink eraser • Water-based markers • Four-ounce bottle of white glue • Highlighters • Three-ring binder • Loose-leaf notebook paper • Pocket folders (two pockets) • Rulers • Crayons • Index Cards • 2 oz. Antibacterial Hand Soap 
You may drop off supplies in the box in the sanctuary/chapel narthex, at the Hospitality Table, or in the church office. Sunday School’s Faith in Action will assemble the backpacks on Sunday, August 19 and will give to Family Place the following week.

Let’s give the kids of Family Place supplies for their first day of school!  Share this flyer…

School Supplies Poster


What is “Faith in Action” 

Faith is more than a belief, it is an action. On every 5th Sunday of the month (subject to change), the youth and children of First UMC put their Faith in Action, by working together during Sunday School to perform a gracious act of service. The project rotates between service for the church family, the local community, and our global community, as we learn what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ serving in the world.

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