Monthly Outreach Offering

 

Each month, Woodridge UMC's Outreach Committee designates an organization, ministry, or mission (or two) to be the recipient of our monthly Outreach Offering.

 

December 2017 Outreach Offering

 

West Suburban Community Pantry

 

The past few years we have been accepting drop box donations for the food pantry instead of donating food baskets, turkeys, or hams.  This year, instead of drop box donations, the Outreach Committee has decided to make the West Suburban Community Pantry the Outreach Project for December. 

 

Remember, for every $40 we spend on a single food box the pantry can purchase enough food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank to fill 4 food boxes! 

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

From the Pantry website:

 

Our Mission

 

The West Suburban Community Pantry offers food for the hungry and resources to empower persons to improve their quality of life.  Our vision is a community without hunger.

 

Our History

The West Suburban Community Pantry traces its roots to a small pantry dating back to the 1970s. In 1992, the Pantry was incorporated and obtained its 501(c)(3) status in response to the growing need to feed the hungry in DuPage County.

The Pantry operates year-round with a goal that each eligible family in DuPage County receives nutritionally balanced food, including meats, dairy, and fresh produce monthly. We are also registered as an emergency food pantry for Illinois.

A Brief Overview

With the help of volunteers and sponsors, our vision is to eradicate hunger within the families and individuals in the DuPage County area. We are dedicated to providing food for the hungry, educating the donor community about existing needs, and supporting advocacy efforts for the hungry. We also work hard to encourage volunteerism and the sharing of resources.

The Facts for Fiscal Year 2016:

  • We served 36,000 were served, including 14,000 children and 5000 senior citizens.
  • An average of 4,478 persons received perishable and non-perishable food, including fresh produce, milk, eggs, and meat each month in our Fiscal Year 2015.
  • 100 students were supplied with a backpack filled with 22 lbs. of food each weekend.
  • Other services including school breakfast programs, nurse’s snacks, high school mini pantry, summer feeding program, food delivery for homebound seniors, car seat distribution and safety classes, school supply distribution, and assistance with applying for governmental programs like SNAP, LIHEAP, and access DuPage.
 
Not sure how to give to the monthly Outreach offering? 
 
There are 3 ways to give.
  1. If you pay by check, simply write "[month] Outreach" on the notes line at the bottom of the check. Put your cash or check in the pink envelopes marked “Outreach Offering” in the pews and write your information on the envelope.
  2. If you have automatic withdrawal for your church commitment, you can have your monthly Outreach donation added to this process. Click here to sign-up.
  3. If you are interested in automatic withdrawal, simply print this form, complete it, and return to the church office. You can also obtain the EFT authorization form from the office.    
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
 

 

Support UMC missions and ministries through prayer

Additionally, each month the Outreach Committee requests prayers for a United Methodist missionary and a church with whom we have a relationship:

 

February 2017

 

March 2017

 

April 2017

  • Mbwizu & Rev. Nkemba Ndjung, UMC missionaries to Cameroon
  • Bantacan UMC, Philippines, home church of the Agustin family

 

May 2017

  • Jane and Larry Kies, UMC missionaries to Zimbabwe
  • Bonfal UMC,Philippines, home church of the Viernes family

 

June 2017

 

July 2017

  • Rebecca  & Mark Smallwood, UMC Associates in Mission at Red Bird Mission, Kentucky
  • Paniqui UMC and Carino UMC, Philippines, home churches of the Lamorena family

 

August 2017

  • Betty Tshala, UMC missionaries to Zambia
  • Brookes Point UMC, Philippines, Jane Borgehammer's family is from Brooke's Point

 

September 2017

 

October 2017

 

November 2017

  • Samuel Bruce, volunteer to the Methodist Church of Ghana
  • North Fairview UMC, Philippines, home church of the Tolentino family

 

December 2017

  • Clara Midrula Biswas, UMC missionary to Cambodia
  • Victoria UMC, Philippines, church and school near where Elsie Munar grew up