Homeless Angels Dinner Thank You
As we drove into Burkewood Inn we were greeted by people sitting around visiting while children did chalk drawings on the parking lot. They quickly helped us unload and set up. We served over 40 people who gratefully enjoyed the dinner we provided on Friday, May 18. Thank you to all who contributed food, helped prepare and serve. Jody, one of the directors, was especially grateful for the snacks and milk. They currently have 23 children staying with them which means they go through about two gallons of milk and lots of cereal and bread every morning for breakfast. She said she was putting some of the snacks aside for summer as she is concerned when summer vacation is here and the students are no longer getting their school breakfasts and lunches. Until we do something again as a church collectively, you might want to pick up some extra milk, bread, peanut butter, jelly, snacks to drop off at Homeless Angels. Homeless Angels is in the old Burkewood Inn on Lansing Road. It is just past Waverly Road across from Grand River Park. Any help would be appreciated.
Personal Needs Pantry
Did you know? –
- Our Personal Needs Pantry is self-supporting. All funds come from your designated financial gifts and donated personal need items.
- In addition, we receive money from the Dimondale Community spaghetti dinner and the Dimondale Community worship services.
- In January and February, we served 46 families.
- We have over 10 members of our congregation who give of their time shopping, packing, and distributing needed items to our many clients.
- Every month our clients express much appreciation for this ministry.
Thank you to all who support this important outreach to our community through the gifts
of your money, items, and time.
In February we expanded our ministry to our shut-ins by taking them communion monthly. We spend time visiting with them, making important connections with the church and then sharing with them the grace and love received through Holy Communion. Thanks to our nine volunteers who have made this possible: Connie Bliss, Jean Creyts, Judy Entenman, Doris Krepps, Tonie Lokker, Carol Moore, Sherrie and Tom Teesdale, and Sandy Winchell.
If you would like to share in this important ministry, please let Judy Entenman know at (517) 646-0265. There are other shut-ins who we would like to visit. If you know of a shut-in who we should include in this ministry, please let Judy know.
July Mission Focus
Once again this year we will be helping teachers supply their classrooms
I spoke with the teachers and they are requesting the following:
- 16 pack of Crayola Crayons: Goal is 350 packs
- 10 pack of Crayola Markers: Goal is 450 packs
- #2 Yellow Pencils (preferred brand is Ticonderoga)
- Spiral Notebooks (thin): Goal is 100
- Two Pocket Notebooks: Goal is 450
- Clorox Wipes: Goal is 30 tubs
- Kleenex packs (3 pks): Goal is 15 packs
- Pencil Boxes (single color): Goal is 60 boxes
Please contact Tonie Lokker at (517) 449-5362 if you have any questions
February…………………….Shrove Tuesday, UMCOR
March…………………………Personal Needs Pantry
June……………………..……Eve House and conference project
September…………………Personal Needs Pantry
October………………..……Hats and Mittens and Trick or Treat Candies
The Pantry is Bare!
Every month our Personal Needs Pantry serves 23-27 families. That means about 150 rolls of toilet paper, 27 rolls of paper towels and boxes of Kleenex. It means detergent, dish washing soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bars of soap, cleaning products, sanitary products, and deodorant. Whew! We keep our shoppers busy each month. This month we are going to help them out and fill our pantry. Last summer we filled four shopping carts. Can we repeat that? We especially need toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, and dish washing soap. Shampoos and deodorants are greatly appreciated, especially those that can be used by either gender. Take this shopping list with you the next time you go to the store.
- Toilet Paper
- Dish washing Soap
- Cleaning Products
Personal Needs Pantry
Call Tuesday – Friday from 10:00am until 1:00pm
The Personal Needs Pantry
Dimondale United Methodist Church
6801 Creyts Rd.
The Food Pantry
The First Presbyterian Church
162 N. Bridge St.
One of our significant ministries and outreach to our community is our Personal Needs Pantry. Together with First Presbyterian Church who houses the Food Pantry we provide for those most needy in our community. Don and Doris Krepps, who have faithfully served in this ministry, are planning on transitioning out of this role by summer. We need some people who are willing to be here twice a month on Friday mornings as the items are distributed to those who call in. We also need someone willing to coordinate with First Presbyterian Church and recipients via phone calls and e-mail. And finally we need packers twice a month. Can you help? Do you hear God calling you to reach out to the needy in Christ’s name? Please prayerfully think about if this is a way you can serve. To get more information or to express your interest in helping you can call Don or Doris Krepps or Judy Entenman.
Every Monday at 5pm, Dimondale United Methodist Church members gather in prayer, lifting up the joys and concerns of people in our congregation, our families, our communities and around the world. In addition to praying for them, we send a personal prayer note to each person who desires one. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, you can call the church office (517) 646-0641 to relay a prayer request. If you would like us to send a personal prayer note for someone, please include the person’s name and address. People enjoy the cards that the group sends out and they need your help. If you have some time please come and join them. To make a prayer request, click on the Prayer Request tab on this website and share your prayers. If you have questions, please contact Judy Entenman (517-282-6827).
The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Join Us At Prayer Fellowship
10. We have lots of Fun.
9. You get the latest news about our church family.
8. Many hands and prayers make light work.
7. It is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship with lots of laughter.
6. So Judy and Tonie don’t get writer’s cramp.
5. An opportunity to fuel your faith.
4. There is strength in numbers – especially in prayer.
3. To do one of the things the New Testament asks us to do: “Pray without ceasing.”
2. To make a difference in people’s lives.
1. To become a part of a significant ministry of this church.
WE NEED YOU!
Prayer Fellowship meets every Monday at 6:00pm.
United Methodist Men
Dimondale/Grovenburg/Mt. Hope United Methodist Church Men’s Fellowship Group. Breakfast meeting every third Saturday, 8:00am at “Flap Jack” in Dimondale. All men in the community are invited.