Serving At Myers Memorial UMC

“Taking an active stance in society is nothing new for followers of John Wesley. He set the example for us to combine personal and social piety. Ever since predecessor churches to United Methodism flourished in the United States, we have been known as a denomination involved with people’s lives, with political and social struggles, having local to international mission implications. Such involvement is an expression of the personal change we experience in our baptism and conversion.

The United Methodist Church believes God’s love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty. We cannot just be observers. So we care enough about people’s lives to risk interpreting God’s love, to take a stand, to call each of us into a response, no matter how controversial or complex. The church helps us think and act out a faith perspective, not just responding to all the other ‘mind-makers-up’ that exist in our society.”

Excerpt from The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2016.

The Trinity Tree stands tall in the Narthex as you enter the Sanctuary Building. It serves as a donation point for our ongoing collections. Each month the Outreach Committee will highlight a ministry and invite you to engage by bringing items to donate.
 
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We are looking for volunteers to provide Meals for 30 DYEP Scholars on Monday Nights to be served at 7p.
 
Meals will be served in the Youth Lounge and the Kitchen is available for use. Please know if you plan to cook in the kitchen, you will need to bring all necessary items as the kitchen is not stocked for food prep. All paper products are provided.
 
Meal ideas (main course, side dish, fruit/dessert) Hotdogs; Hamburgers; Pasta Dishes; Pancakes/Breakfast
 
Contact Donna Lutz with questions: dlutz55555@gmail.com 704-747-7107
On-site Contact: Dina Thompson: 980-677-7170

The Point in Time Count is an opportunity to identify and interact with individuals and families experiencing homeless and determine the specific needs within our Community. The 2024 PIT Count will be conducted throughout Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland counties on the evening of January 23 between 7p and 11p. This event helps secure program funding and support needs to provided housing and supportive services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

For Additional Details or to Volunteer: Contact Gayle Mahl: 04-914-6332

 

 
 
 
 
 Ongoing Collections for CAM
Crisis Assistance Ministry is a cooperative ministry of the greater Gastonia faith community. By providing direct emergency assistance through collaboration with other community resources, CAM assists those facing financial crisis or struggling with the burden of poverty.  
 
MMUMC has an ongoing collection for CAM and highlights the most pressing needs through email and in church announcements.  CAM always welcomes donations of non-perishable items, household cleaning items and personal health items. 
The Mission of the BackPack Weekend Food Program is to provide nutritionally-balanced, non-perishable weekend meals to students in Gaston County Schools during the school year so they can come to school ready to learn.
We envision a future where no child lives without hope and the promise of food to eat on the weekend. Help us keep our promise.
 
Myers Memorial UMC participates in this program by packing meals on a monthly basis and delivering meals to the school on a weekly basis during the school year.
 
 

Mission: Possible

The goal of Mission Possible is to help those in need of assistance with making construction repairs or replacement which will improve their lives.

Applications for assistance are reviewed by the committee and upon approval, a date is set for a work team to perform the needed tasks. All are invited to participate in Mission: Possible work days no matter their construction experience or skill!
 
The Myers Mission Possible team typically works on a Thursday night, indoors, to build the components.  Then they gather again on Saturday morning to do the onsite installation.  
 
Contact Mike Rhodes to be added to the email list as the work is sporadic. 
 
 
 
Supper Club at the West Gastonia Boys & Girls Club
First Monday of Each Month
(Oct-June)
 
Volunteers prepare and deliver a sandwich dinner for children at the West Gastonia Boys & Girls Club.  For many, this is their only dinner.   
 
for the 2023-24 school year, we plan on serving nearly 200 students on the first Monday of each month. 
 
The cost of these meals have increased as the number of children and the cost of food have both increased in the last year.  If you wish to make a monetary donation, please ear mark your gift “WGBGC Supper Club”
 
Dinner at the Battered Women’s Shelter
 
On the 3rd Monday of each month, volunteers provide fully cooked meals for the women and children at the Battered Women’s Shelter.  We typically stay away from spaghetti, pizza or lasagna type meals.  While easy, it’s also a food item that is often contributed.  
 
Meals that are enjoyed:
Chinese Take Out
Taco Bar
Mexican Food
Simple baked chicken and vegetables.
 
The Myers Meals schedule is planned a year at a time. If you would like to be added to the 2024 list, please contact Sarah Davis.
 
Meals are always needed throughout the month.  Click Here to connect with the Shelter.
Pantry in the Patch
 
The Little Free Pantry in the Patch is a way we can feed our hungry neighbors.  Daily the Pantry is stocked with high protein, individually wrapped food items, and water. 
Would you like to help?  You can Sign Up Here to pick your date or you can simply stop by and add your contributions to the Pantry at your convenience.  
 
Suggested items:
  • Breakfast bars, energy bars, cereal cups
  • Peanut butter, individual peanut butter servings, peanut butter crackers
  • Vienna sausages, beanie weenies, tuna packets
  • Soups
  • Fruit: fruit cups (examples: applesauce, mandarin oranges); fresh fruit (apples, oranges)
  • Individual packed cookies
  • Water and other beverages
  • Plastic utensils