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Oatmeal and Spaghetti

The next time you are at the grocery store, please remember to pick up extra spaghetti and oatmeal for FUMCRO's donation to the North Ellis County Outreach.  Our support of these donations will enable the Oureach center to continue work and help in our community.  They are also in need of kid friendly foods: jelly, SpaghettiO's, or microwaveable foods.

Card Ministry

Was there someone missing from their usual pew on Sunday morning? Was someone absent from Wednesday activities, UMW Circle, UMM, Youth or Sunday School? Is there someone you are praying for daily?  The UMW Circle of Hearts ‘n’ Hands has a card ministry and invites you to participate. Cards will be available at the Giving Corner Table for you to use to send to those you are missing, praying for, thinking of, and wishing well.  There is a church directory with the cards so you can address the envelope. You may take it and mail it, or leave it in for the Circle to mail for you.  The Circle will make cards and purchase cards. If you have cards to donate, we will gladly accept them.   Let’s build our loving community!

Mentors Care

The Movement Toward a Future, a high school program—at Red Oak High School—provides support to students at risk of not graduating. 
Several of our church members have become mentors this year and have asked the Mission Team to collect items needed on a daily basis by the program. 
Please bring the following during the month of April and place in the ROISD basket at the Giving Corner (table just outside the sanctuary). 

  • Easy open food/snack items such as fruit cups, applesauce cups, granola bars, trail mix, protein bars or breakfast bars
  • Microwave oatmeal, soup, macaroni & cheese, or pastas
  • Vienna sausages
  • Individual tuna packets, tuna salad or chicken salad
  • Individual cracker packs
  • Fresh fruit
  • Personal hygiene items:  shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash (travel size or larger)
  • Paper goods- Microwave safe paper bowls and cups, plastic cutlery
  • School supplies- spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters. 

Children’s Ministry in the Garden

This summer the Children's Ministry will be taking over the planter boxes located near the playground.  They are going to be growing various fruits and vegetables to make available to church members.  If there is excess, it will be donated to the North Ellis County Outreach.  We are in need of gardening items (gloves, small shovels, rakes, etc...) and plants/seeds.  If you have any used items you would like to donate, that would be wonderful.  If you would like to make a monetary donation to support this effort, it would be greatly appreciated (note “Children’s Garden” in the memo line).

New Neighborhood Ministry

Beginning in April, the Outreach, Hospitality & Mission (OHM) Teams will be gifting our new neighbors with a FUMCRO bag full of useful household items, church information, and an invitation to come visit us.  The bags will arrive in early April.  They will be filled with the following items:

  • Paper towels 
  • Toilet Paper
  • Small bottle of dish detergent
  • Vinyl gloves
  • 55 gallon trash bags    
  • Scrub Brush
  • Disposable plates, cups, cutlery

The OHM teams would gladly accept donations of the items (placed in the New Neighborhood container on the Giving Corner table), or funds to purchase them.  If donating funds, please designate “New Neighbor” in the memo line or on the offering envelope.  The estimated cost per bag is $7.00.
The church is using a listing service to find newcomers to the area surrounding the church.  If you have a new neighbor and would like to personally deliver a bag to them and get to know them a bit better, see Lynne Grandstaff to receive a bag.

Teacher Appreciation Week at Russell Schupmann Elementary School

As a community outreach, the church has adopted Schupmann Elementary to support for teacher appreciation week, which is May 6-10, 2019.  We are planning on providing various meals and treats for the teachers.  If you are interested in being part of this effort please contact Geneise Waltmon or Lynne Grandstaff.  Any ideas you have are appreciated.

Lenten Coin Box

Pick up your box in the foyer and collect change during Lent.  All the change collected will go to Daniel's Den!

Wheel Chair Ramps

Do you know anyone in the Red Oak area who needs a wheel chair ramp?  Several churches are joining together to build needed ramps the last week in June.  They will be working out of Ovilla FUMC. Please let Jo in the church office know if you know of anyone who could benefit from a ramp being built.

CTCYM Mission Trip

CTCYM (Central Texas Conference Youth Mission) registration is OPEN! If you or your youth (graduating 7th grader to graduating 12th grader) would like to go, please sign up by going to  Select “individual registration.” The church will be “FUMC Red Oak,” and the trip we will be going on is the combination trip. Detailed instructions are on the bulletin board just outside the Youth Room.

    Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
    First United Methodist Church
    600 Daubitz Dr. | Red Oak, Texas 75154 | PH: (972) 617-9100