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.

 
July is our month to Collect for CAM!
Each Sunday in July you are invited to bring donations of these items.  Our goal is to collect 2,461 items, which is the number of verses in the book of Psalms we will read!
 

The House that Faith Built

The Gaston County faith community is invited to come together on May 22 to raise necessary funding for one Habitat Home. If 15,000 of Gaston County’s faith community donated just $10, one house will be fully funded on one Sunday.  The House will be built in the Dixon Village subdivision and you can learn more at www.habitatgaston.org. 
Donations for The House that Faith Built can be given on May 22nd in Worship and earmarked HGFAITH. 
 
+ Text to Give: Text HGFAITH to 44321 (click on the link you receive, select an amount you wish to give, select payment method and complete the prompts to submit your gift);
 
+ Mail a Check: directly to Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County, Inc. (earmark: HGFAITH) 1840 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054;
 
+ Give Online at habitatgaston.org by clicking the donate button.  Please note HGFAITH in the comments section.
Myers Memorial UMC celebrates $1501 collected for the House that Faith Built. #LoveThyNeighbor

 

 
 
 
 
 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. 

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. 
 
 
 
Pantry in the Patch
high protein, individually wrapped food items, and water. 
Suggested items: Beef Jerky, Peanut Butter cups or crackers.  Pop-top or tear open meats (chicken, tuna). 
Supper Club at the West Gastonia Boys & Girls Club
First Monday of Each Month
(Oct-June)
 
Volunteers prepare sandw140 children at the West Gastonia Boys & Girls Club.  For many, this is their only dinner.   
 
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”
 
To volunteer to make sandwiches, please contact Mary Leigh Crain.
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 2022 list, please contact Leslie Scofield.
 
Meals are always needed throughout the month.  Click Here to connect with the Shelter.
Bonus Blessing Bags
From time to time we provide Bonus Bags for local families when school is out.  
 
Here’s how you can help:
1~Shop and donate food items 
2~Donate money to purchase perishable items
3~Pack Blessing Bags
4~Deliver Blessing Bags 
 
Please contact Sally Drennan (704-813-6752) with any questions and offers to help make this possible!
 
Salt & Pepper
Coffee & Filters
Tea Bags
Sugar
Shelf Stable Milk
Vegetable Oils
Butter Buds
Large boxes/bags of Cereal
Large boxes of Granola Bars
Canned Tuna/Chicken & Crackers
Tortillas
Loaf Bread
Salsa
Black Beans
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Veggies/Fruit
Mac & Cheese
Can Opener