Centerport UMC is an active, giving and involved faith community. Opportunities abound for getting involved locally and globally.
MEALS ON WHEELS-
is a voluntary, non-profit organization providing two home delivered meals per
day - a hot dinner and a cold supper - Monday through Friday including
holidays. The program is presently serving about 100 clients.
meals on Wednesdays. The meals are prepared by
Huntington Hospital. Volunteers pick up the meals from the hospital at
about 10:45 am and deliver them to the clients - all information is given at
pick-up. There are 4 groups of 2 people, each group delivering on one
Wednesday a month. Currently we are in need of 1 person to deliver on a
regular basis (once per month) and some substitutes to fill in when needed.
If you have any
questions or would like to volunteer, please contact with Agnes Ward, Laurie Hawkins,
Wohleking, John Ruffini, Beth
Bertossi or Linda Fox, through the Church office.
- Money. Many food banks and pantries have access to lower cost supplies than you or I do so a cash donation may go further, plus they’re able to get exactly what they need.
- Canned meats: Think beyond tuna & soup, which food banks get tons of. Instead go for canned beef, canned ham, canned chicken, canned salmon. Or hearty ready-to-go meals like beef stew and chili with meat.
- Canned vegetables: Everyone donates green beans. Instead, give potatoes, carrots, spinach, peas or any other veggies your family likes.
- Canned fruit: Not pineapple. This is the most commonly donated fruit. Any other fruit, particularly those in fruit juice without extra sugar, would be great. Dried fruit works too (raisins, etc.)
- Boxed meals THAT REQUIRE ONLY WATER. Hamburger Helper isn’t helpful if you don’t have hamburger.
- Low-sugar cereal like plain Cheerios
- Peanut butter
- Instant oatmeal, instant grits
- Cans of beans
- Pasta, pasta sauce
- Biscuit or baking mixes (again that only require water)
- Cans, cartons or boxes of powered and evaporated milk
- Snack items for kids to take to school: juice boxes, applesauce containers, granola bars
- Diapers in sizes above newborn, plus wipes
- Toiletries: toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, warm socks, Chapstick (consider someone living outside this time of year)
- Feminine hygiene products: unscented pads will be most universally used, not tampons
- Spices like cinnamon, oregano, basil, salt, pepper
- Sliced bread. It’s got a long shelf life but always goes immediately.
- Bags of apples or potatoes. Ditto.
SOLES 4 SOULS
The Ecumenical Lay Council is again accepting
donations of shoes, in any condition for this program. If you have any shoes,
that you no longer want or need, in any condition, please drop them in the
labeled boxes here at CUMC. All donations need to be in by March 26. For
more information please see Frank Lehmann.
Join a CUMC Care Team
There are some people in our Church who could use your help!
Can you provide one or more of the following services?
Occasionally, visit CUMC members in a nursing home, hospital, or in their home.
Once in a while, prepare and deliver a meal.
At times, provide transportation for someone who needs it.
If you would like to add your name to the list of helpers, or know someone who needs help— see your bulletin for details.
If you would like to read Scripture on Sunday mornings during worship, please email the Church office with the date of the Sundays you are available. If you have any questions please contact the Church Office at 261-5222 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE YOU GIVEN A BEAR HUG?
We invite you to give/send a bear to someone who is ill, hurting, or just needs a hug. Our bears are gathered at the front of the stage, and are looking for someone to hold and hug them, as they bring blessings and prayers from our church. Those who have received them, as a result of our Bear Ministry, are most grateful, and touched by the loving kindness, care and hope they represent.
If someone you know has been put on our prayer list, or not, choose a bear and make someone feel good!
Remember to sign the book on the counter by the church office.
Sue Oman, Bear Keeper
YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS
We are still collecting empty inkjet cartridges & cell phones. When you change your inkjet cartridge (only inkjet cartridges) in your printer or upgrade your cell phone, bring your old one to Church and leave it in the Church Office. We will recycle it for you and raise money for CUMC at the same time. Thank you.
Do You Have Some Spare Time?
These are jobs that can be done around the Church - please contact Robin Brennan for more information
Jobs to be done around the church
under sanctuary – call Bill Perks for assistance
rack to hold signs (use existing rack from attic)
“stuff” off lawn and replace under building
insulation on pipes in tunnels
logs from edge of north parking lot and stack in back lot by woods
small maple tree on back path
garden around sign in front – remove grass
branches from white pines by parking area near parsonage
Connie’s office, classroom #9
in electrical room downstairs)
the yard and flower beds – front and back