Just because you're quarantined at home doesn't mean you can't serve others! Check out this Random Acts of Kindness bingo sheet for ideas.
One way you can serve during this time of social distancing is to pack a few blessing bags for the homeless. You can pack items in a gallon-sized ziplock bag, once packed, drop off your blessing bags at the church office, and we will take them to various organizations that work with homeless individuals. Below is a list of useful suggested items:
- Toothbrush, toothbrush cover, and toothpaste
- Baby wipes
- Travel-sized hand sanitizer (if you can find any)
- Band-aids or small first aid kit
- Bottled water
- Protein bars
- Trail mix
- Beef jerky/slim jims
- Tuna (the kind in bags that doesn't require a can opener)
- Canned vienna sausages (if the can has a pop top lid that doesn't require a can opener)
- Fruit cup/applesauce cup with a plastic spoon
- Peanut butter or cheese crackers
- Travel coffee packs
- Small bag of quarters for laundry
- $5-$10 restaurant gift card
- An encouraging card or note with a Bible verse, prayer, etc. (Check out one of these free printables to include in your blessing bag: Love and Blessings card, You Matter card, or check Pinterest for another option!)
Don't forget to pray over your blessing bags and the people that will receive them!
If you are looking for assistance during the
Our Community Assistance program meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. We are not meeting in person, to fill out an application, please contact the church office at 478-987-1852.
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This project provides 500 snack bags each weekend during the school year to children in K-3rd grade at Morningside and Tucker Elementary, who otherwise would have little to nothing to eat until they return to school on Monday.
Volunteers purchase the food, package the sacks, and deliver the snack sacks each Friday to the schools. This ministry is funded primarily through designated gifts by individuals and groups inside and outside our church.
For more information and to find out how you can be involved, contact Julie Davis.
Perry UMC provides casserole meals each month for distribution by our local hospice to families under their care. This is a tremendous blessing to so many families who are overwhelmed with care for a loved one as death nears.
We accept homemade or store-bought meals, just make sure to include a label on the package!
Family Promise of the Greater Houston County area is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help struggling families get back on their feet. They use a network of churches to house families for a week at a time, while the families are able to find jobs and save money. PUMC is a host church with this organization, and we always need many volunteers during our host weeks.
For more information, contact Katie Cawthon.
Each fall our church is heavily involved in Operation Christmas Child, which is part of Samaritan's Purse International. In 2016, we collected 496 shoe boxes filled with essentials and gifts for underprivileged children. These boxes were delivered to children in the Philippines, Angola, and two undisclosed locations (they are considered hard to reach areas spiritually, and were not disclosed for the protection of the missionaries in those places). Each child also receives a booklet, written in their home language, telling them about Jesus Christ.
For more information, visit the Samaritan's Purse website.
If you would like to find out how you can be involved, contact Kathy Cawthon.