Church-wide Missions

Monthly Missions - February 2023

WARM Combined mission

From February 12-March 5, our three WARM churches will once again be participating in The Family Radio Network’s annual Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive. The program, now in its 31st year, has provided more than $4.8 million dollars worth of hygiene and cleaning supplies to over 18 local Wisconsin community and county crisis programs and those they serve. These donations of items, not covered by Wisconsin Food Share (formerly Food Stamps), make it possible for the crisis agencies to concentrate their limited financial resources on providing qualified staff, safe housing, nutritious food, education, and counseling. The goal of the Hygiene Drive is to supply a year’s worth of products to each agency. Best of all, donations remain in the communities where they are collected. Last Spring, 43 Waupaca area businesses, churches and schools hosted collection boxes. $12,777.00 worth of supplies were donated. This year, in the Waupaca County area, we’ll be collecting for CAP Services, Agape Help Center and Foundations for Living. Refer to the enclosed flyer for Needs List and Most Needed Items. When shopping for any of these items for yourself and your family, pick up an extra for the Hygiene Drive. In early February, each of our WARM churches will have flyers and a Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive collection box.

Crystal Lake UMC

Crystal Lake will be collecting Soup and Cracker for the Food Pantry.

First Church UMC

The Mission Team of First Church has completed our monthly mission plan for 2023. Printed copies will be available in worship service and each month will be highlighted in newsletters and Sunday bulletins. Our monthly missions will be: Bread Basket, Midwest Missions kits (type TBD), National Alliance on Mental Illness Fox Valley, School supplies for Northcott Neighborhood House, Warming Tree collection for Waupaca Schools, Midwest Missions Student kits and UMCOR Refugee Assistance. As part of WARM Combined Missions, we will be participating in WARM Gestures (completed 1/15), Agape Fund, Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive, UMCOR Sunday, Golden Cross Sunday, Beat Our Best Food Drive for Waupaca Area Food Pantry and World Communion Sunday. Watch for more information to come.

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Missionary Trobby

This is the story of Parfreyville’s new Missionary, Trobby Kandala, as presented by Trobby to Parfreyville’s mission committee. He arrived at Sierra Leone, Africa in August to teach people there about agricultural techniques. If you wish to support Trobby, make checks payable to “Parfreyville” with “For Trobby” in the note field, and send to Parfreyville Methodist Church, N1979 County Rd. K, Waupaca, WI 54981.

Read more on Trobby's blog.

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