Welcome to Arnold Mills United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Follow Jesus, Make Disciples, Transform the World

Help Others

         

Help Others--this is your personal invitation to get involved in an AMUMC mission – today. Find your spiritual voice, exercise your passion, stretch yourself and fulfill your Methodist oath of service.

“Why me?” you may ask. “I’m not ready for mission work,” you tell yourself. But Jesus didn’t judge the readiness of his disciples. Instead, he trusted them to jump right in, counseling them later after their experiences. You too can be a disciple. You too can jump right in.

 

For more information contact the church office, amumc@verizon.net or 333-5203 or Missions Committee Chairperson Chip Thurlow at 401-333-1235.

 

Matthew 25: 35  :For I was hungry and you gave me food"

An area of emphasis in our mission outreach at AMUMC is feeding the hungry.  Here are ways you can be part of this important mission:

 
Soup Kitchen Meals in Woonsocket - AMUMC provides lunches for needy families & individuals at the World War II Park in Woonsocket. Welcome our great crew of AMUMC members & friends providing a yummy meal of chicken, Spanish rice & zucchini, sandwiches & homemade desserts today in Woonsocket to those in need! We feed up to 75 meals during this lunch & are now packing brown bag meals “to go” for evening sustenance. This is a year-round program & coordinated by local churches, business & individuals for the City of Woonsocket. The next “Meals in the Park” will take place October 21st.  WE NEED 6 VOLUNTEERS (service hours?) to assist that day! If you are available please contact Karen: call 401-333-2166, kkoswain@netscape.net.
Help to plant, harvest and deliver vegetables at Franklin Farm Community Garden- The Franklin Farm volunteers have completed another productive season of providing farm fresh vegetables for the RI Community Food Bank & six local soup kitchens & food pantries. Over 35,000 pounds of summer & butternut squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes & peppers were harvested. The harvest charts are posted in the coat room bulletin board. The third annual Harvest Festival was held on
September 29th with hay rides, a country band – The Grey Whisker Pickers – a barn tour with cow milking “demonstrations”, a plant sale, novelty & craft vendors & lots of food! Thanks to all of the volunteers who provided their effort, energy & support again this year.  Any questions, please check with Pam & Chip Thurlow:
thurlowcp@aol.comSee you at the Farm!
Dave’s Marketplace Baked Goods Donations - Our volunteers continue to transport Dave’s Marketplace at Chapel Four Corners day old baked goods on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays to the Cumberland Senior Center, the Woonsocket Shelter, the Northern RI Food Pantry, Progreso Latino in Central Falls or the Salvation Army of Pawtucket. If you are interested in assisting in participating, please contact Chip Thurlow: 401-333-1235; thurlowcp@aol.com
Food & Personal Care Donations - The ongoing donations of boxed/canned food goods, personal care items & back to school supplies continue to the Woonsocket Shelter & the Food Pantry at the Cumberland Senior Center at the Monastery. Donate non-perishable food such as canned goods, new or gently used bedding, and personal care items to help those in need in Northern Rhode Island.  Collections are ongoing and can be made in the church office or items can be left in the lobby.
Cintas Clothing Donations - The Cintas clothing donations continue to the St. James Episcopal Church & occasionally to the Community Care Alliance, both in Woonsocket. Ron Blais, Rich Bizier & Chip Thurlow provide the twice monthly deliveries. 
Habitat for Humanity - The Habitat for Humanity restoration project in Burrillville at 66 Wallum Lake Road is progressing steadily. The interior painting, installing the flooring & landscaping now in progress. Skill levels vary from framing carpenters to novices. A variety of jobs are available, even for the inexperienced! Our church has committed to the 2nd Saturday of each month.  If you are interested, please contact Chip Thurlow:
thurlowcp@aol.com; 401-333-1235.
 
Make food donations to seasonal food programs.  AMUMC participates in the Happy Basket program, providing food baskets to the needy during the holiday season, as well as a Northern RI food pantry drive.We also make Easter Baskets for the children at the Woonsocket Shelter.
 
Helpful Hands Around the House: Provide light assistance around the house for those in need (e.g replacing smoke alarm batteries, putting up storm windows, etc.
 
Christmas Adopt a Family program:  Help make the holiday bright for a needy family by purchasing requested gifts from our Giving Tree.
   
   
 
 Click below for a full version of our Good Tidings Newsletter, November 2018.
 
   November 2008 Newsletter