Missions of the Month—May
50% will support the Haiti Children Project
50% will support the Bishop Judy Craig Children Village, Liberia
Recent 2021 Giving
Missionary Paul Webster—$184.00
ECHO His Love—$141.00
CWS Blanket Sunday—$100.00
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors—$234.00
Easter—$1,835.00 ($1,376.00 to Community Spirit Food Source and $459.00 to the FUMC Good Samaritan Fund)
Total giving to missions for 2020: $4,321.66
Total giving to missions for 2019: $8,287.20
Golden Cross Sunday—Special Giving Opportunity May 16
The Frankfort and Elberta UMCs will celebrate Golden Cross Sunday on May 16 with a special giving opportunity. Gifts given help to support the Michigan Annual Conference ministries such as the Methodist Children's Home Society, Clark Retirement Community, and Bronson Methodist Hospital. Donations should be noted for "Golden Cross."
Peace With Justice Sunday—Special Giving Opportunity May 30
Gifts on Peace With Justice Sunday fund programs that advocate for peace and justice in the United States and around the world. These programs empower United Methodists to speak out for removing structures and systems that harm God's children globally.
FUMC Good Samaritan Fund—Special Giving Opportunity May 30
The last Sunday of the months with five Sundays, the Frankfort UMC accepts donations to its Good Samaritan Fund. Donations to this fund help folks in our local community with essential needs such as food, gasoline, Benzie Bus passes, etc.
Frankfort High School now has a student-built food pantry program
High school students built a food pantry program to provide meal kits and cooking knowhow to their peers who may be going hungry over the weekends. For displaced (homeless) students of which there are about 30, Easy Mac, Ramon Cups, single soups, and nonperishable meal bowls come in handy. Simple ingredient pancake mix, syrup, and cereal can help older siblings in the care of younger ones. Chicken noodle casserole is easy if they have egg noodles, canned chicken, chicken stock, a packet or jar of chicken gravy, and saltines. There is a collection area outside the high school, so delivery of donations can happen anytime. This is another way to help local kids.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
In spring 2020, the decision to close the Benzie County Habitat for Humanity ReStore was made. It was a difficult decision by the Board of Directors but, due to a change in ownership of the building and the continuing impact of COVID-19, the decision was made to close indefinitely. When a suitable location is found, the store may open again. Will keep you posted.
Thanks for your generosity!
Carole Lee, Outreach Coordinator