Come For Supper
We continue to serve around 200 people each month and it serves as an opportunity for some to have one good meal all week and others to have a night off from the kitchen, yet others to visit and have fellowship because they’re widowed or single, lonely and enjoy talking with someone. It’s so much more than a free meal. For those serving and working it’s an opportunity to reach others in the community, show them our love and support and be witnesses to God’s glory. We continue to receive donations so that’s an obvious hint to keep doing it. Without those and volunteers it wouldn’t be able to happen.
We thank everyone for their generosity and support of Come for Supper. We do ask that if you haven’t taken part in it, please consider doing so and if you’d like to serve/volunteer please contact Pat Harris, Nancy Wells or Renee Thomas. We are currently looking for some additional assistance during the afternoons preparing the meal … Warning, it’s a long day but well worth it, good attitudes are a must. LOL! Its also with joy that we share with you. We obtained a couple more core group members and we’re thrilled about that. It takes a lot to make a meal happen and we’re so thankful for assistance we receive. God bless and thank you!
August Mission Emphasis
Depot Exchange and Fennimore Food Pantry
At the Depot Exchange we strive to help the community and especially those who have found themselves in need. The number one way we help the community is by operating our food pantry. We are open twice a month (clients may come both times if they wish) and we serve roughly 50 families each distribution. In past months it has even reached as high as 60 families per distribution. All in all we serve anywhere between 100 and 120 families each and every month.
We also give out scholarships to several graduating seniors each year.
We donate to a variety of benefits, auctions, and fundraisers in the community and to chamber events such as the back to school drive to collect school supplies for kids who need them.
We do clothing referrals for families in need. Each family may come in twice per year (once in the warmer months and once in the cooler months) and pick out items of clothing they need. We usually see an increase in these referrals in the winter months when kids need coats, snow pants, boots etc.
We help families that have suffered from fire or flood damage. In that case, they are able to pick out whatever they need … clothes, blankets, household items etc.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated!
Shelly and Sheila
(Managers at Depot Exchange)
Please place all mission offerings in the offering envelopes provided in the weekly bulletins, and use the missions line to list amount and what mission it is for, in this case, Local Assistance Fund. If you wish to give but cannot attend, please send checks to the church office. All checks should be made out to Fennimore United Methodist Church, with Mission Offering designation marked on the line provided on the check.