For those of you willing to go out and help in the community, there are a few organizations with whom we are partnering. Our clothes closet is currently closed.
- &M Club Mission Moment: (new video of Pastor Lindsey’s message on our Facebook page.) Every Wednesday, we have come together to learn about God’s people. These next weeks at home we have a great opportunity to let our light shine. We just have to be a little more creative about it. Let’s be good stewards of the time and resources we have to shine a light for others.
Here is your challenge this week:
As we celebrate Easter outside the doors of the church this year, let’s release the butterflies we have been working on! We hope you can make at least two butterflies. On Easter morning, place one outside of your home and share the others with a neighbor. Or, if you live close to a St. John church member, “release” one into their yard or by their front door.
When your neighbors take a walk on Easter Sunday, they will be blessed by these butterflies. They will be reminded that Easter is a time of new life and joy. They will be reminded that Easter doesn’t simply belong inside of churches, but we can celebrate the resurrection every day, anywhere!
We can be Methodists in Mission, even on Easter Sunday, by sharing the good news of the Resurrection with our neighbors.
If you still need butterflies, come by the church Thursday morning the 9th, contact Pastor Lindsey if you need a delivery, or print your own using the attachment.
You can still send mail! Now, let’s surprise people in our church family. We’ve thought of some very special people who may be sick, or in the hospital, or alone during this outbreak. How cool would it be for them to get mail from lots of people from church! Since we can’t see each other, let’s connect through sending mail! Go through your church directory and set a goal to send a certain number of letters per day or per week!
- St. John UMC is teaming up with some other local United Methodist Churches to deliver meals to local families through the Richmond County School System. Deliveries happen daily at noon. We are in need of volunteers on a rotation to deliver meals. You can sign up to volunteer for as few or as many days as you wish. Let’s join together to help our neighbors! Contact Mission chair Jane Baldridge email@example.com
- Golden Harvest Food Bank has an important mission to provide access to food for people in need, especially in times of crisis. Sign up directly at links below. They currently have two volunteer projects in response to COVID-19.
1) Packing food boxes
2) Mobile market food distributions
Volunteer Sign up: Packing Food Boxeshttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4FA4A82EA1F58-pack
Volunteer Sign up: Mobile Market food distributions: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4FA4A82EA1F58-mobile
Questions? Ann Malay
Volunteer & Food Drive Coordinator
706-736-1199 ext 236