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Summer Project

posted Jun 22, 2018, 11:46 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 11:53 AM ]

Communion offerings for July and August will be donated to Red Bird Mission.  We are also collecting school supplies for the children.  We can start shopping for the following items to help the kids through the Red Bird Mission.

Construction paper                                        Board games                                     Chlorox wipes
Calculators:  TXI, TXI 30 A                              Full size tissue box                           colored pencils 
Colored and black markers                            1 inch binders                                   Children's dictionary    
Loose-leaf "college" ruled paper, 3 hole 

Red Bird Mission, Inc. and Red Bird Clinic, Inc. have been providing ministries in the distressed region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

Support for these ministries come from churches and individuals across the nation, including The United Methodist Church. The Mission reports there has been a decline in the support received, and they are currently facing a financial crisis that is making it difficult to continue all the areas of ministries provided.