Knox United Methodist Church
MISSION INFORMATION

Consider sending a card or letter to our child from Uganda.  Send to:
Child Sponsorship Program
Tuhaise Diana (0026)
PO Box 703
Clarion, PA  16214

 
Dan and Maria Hurrelbrink and Barnabas Ministries; Barnabas Ministries was started by a group of Christians from several different countries who were all called to share the love of God to the people of Romania. They are working side by side with the Romanian people to see their goals accomplished.  Romania is a country filled with many needy people. By helping to meet their needs materially, the door is opened to be able to minister to their spiritual needs. Many have been led to Christ in the last fourteen years.

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Do you ever wonder how you can help make a difference in the world? You can, through UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief.   UMCOR Supply Kits help to care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. They also help to sustain everyday life by providing basic necessities to people who lack ready access to essential supplies. These kits provide vital support for the work UMCOR does throughout the world. By donating kit supplies or financial gifts to purchase the supplies, you make a direct, tangible difference in sustaining people's lives.  Go to UMCOR's website for more specific details of the cleaning bucket assembly and shipping instructions.  These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.  You can make a difference!

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Baby Bottle
Fund raiser
AAA Life Services, 721 Wood Street, Clarion, PA  16214; AAA Life Services is a non-profit organization that exists to minister the grace of Jesus Christ by upholding the sanctity of all human life.  Through your donation, free pregnancy tests and confidential peer counseling for pregnancy decisions, sexual abuse and misuse, and post-abortion stress are available.  Additionally, a message of sexual integrity is shared one-on-one and in group settings.  The Witness Committee supplies each giving person a baby bottle take home and fill with loose change, dollars, or even a check to support the many programs that AAA Life Services offers.  Their services are available at no cost because the local community gives generously.   The Baby Bottle Fund raiser runs from Mothers' Day to Fathers' Day each year.   Please help us show them the love of Christ as we support them both in funding and prayer.  Without your support, they couldn't do it.  Thanks for supporting all human life!

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Knox Community Caring Cupboard

Knox Caring Cupboard, Edenburg Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Knox, PA  16232; The Knox Caring Cupboard is now serving an average of 100 families every month.  To help meet the demands, the Outreach Committee has designated the second Sunday of each month as collection call for donations.  Please help fill the container located right inside the entrance.

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Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Foodbank of Northwest Pennsylvania A Mobile Food Pantry is available once a month on Thursdays to residents of Knox and the surrounding area.  Those in need of food assistance may come to 260 High Point Road (next to the Mt. Joy Bowling Alley) at 1:30 p.m. on a first-come-first-served basis.  Enough food is available for up to 70 households. There is no cost and preregistration is not required.    For more information please call: Second Harvest - Rita Orinko 1-800-604-9186 ext. 102.  Knox United Methodist is a sponsor. For more information, call the church office at 797-5386 or contact Mary Kirkpatrick.

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John Gardner, CSI
Missionary to Jamaica

John Gardner, Team Coordinator for Christian Services International Missionaries.
John knew God called him to full-time missionary service and moved to Jamaica in the fall of 2008.  He enjoys being with the teams from the states, and is gifted at building relationships. So, most often when teams are in, John is found on the construction sites, working alongside the teams and Jamaicans. He also leads the missionaries in weekly devotionals and Bible studies.  John is from Dover, Oklahoma.

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Red Bird Mission

Red Bird Mission and Clinic is located in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky.  They have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area.   You can help by saving your Campbell labels.  Red Bird Mission has 23 churches and 4 outreach centers in eight southeastern counties; in fact, two of these counties are listed among the 10 poorest counties in the United States. When you remove the label from the product do not cut through the Bar Code. Place your labels in the box on the Sunday School counter.  Click here for more information on Campbell's Labels for Education program.

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Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities; For nearly 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has been creating, finding, and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of nearly 4 million children worldwide every year. They believe that when you change a child’s life, you change a family’s, which can change a community, and ultimately the world.  RMHC collect pop tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum, unlike cans, which consist of aluminum and other alloys. Tabs are also easier to store than whole cans. There is a container in the vestibule and on the Sunday School Counter to collect the tabs.

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New York
Relief Bus

The Relief Bus outreach consists of two former school buses now customized into mobile resource centers to help the poor and homeless. Friendly faces serve up a delicious, hearty vegetable soup that truly tantalizes the taste buds, fresh Portuguese rolls and hot chocolate or iced tea (depending on the season) complete the menu.  Over 20 years time, The Relief Bus has served millions of servings of food and beverages and connected thousands of people with help and hope.  People on the streets show up for the great food, but come away with so much more. Staff and volunteers go out of their way to really LOVE people. Many people on the streets are in a hard place in life and need a friend- someone to talk to who will really listen.  To find out more, check out their website.

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Every 30 seconds an innocent child in Africa dies of malaria.  Did you know that?  Unfortunately, most of the world doesn't know.  We need to be talking about it.  Malaria is the deadliest plague in the history of mankind, but it's not on the news.  Help us broadcast the message and make an impact.  We have a chance to make a difference.   How??   Get involved!  Imagine No Malaria is an initiative of the people of The United Methodist Church to raise $75 million to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. In partnership with our brothers and sisters in Africa, the gifts and resources shared through Imagine No Malaria will empower an entire continent to achieve a sustainable victory over the disease. We willaccomplish this goal together with a comprehensive approach to fighting malaria that includes improving prevention, education, communication and treatment.  Imagine if we could stamp out malaria.  Imagine if all children had the opportunity to grow to adulthood.  Imagine if we could change millions of lives for generations to come.  The call to fight malaria is urgent, and it's up to all of us to make a difference. So, if you’re up to the call, join us.  Go to the Imagine No Malaria website for several ways you can get involved and make a difference. 

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Knit for Kids 

Guideposts' Knit for Kids has made a difference in the lives of over 500,000 children, both in our country and around the world. Since 1996, when Knit for Kids began, the program has grown beyond anyone’s imagination.  Thanks to you, some kids for the first time in their lives have had something new; for others, the sweaters are cherished hand-me-downs. Knit for Kids is a volunteer effort that connects individual from all over the world. We welcome anyone who can knit or crochet to make a sweater. If you wish to have a copy of the pattern you may contact the church office (814-797-5386) or Marlene Mays.  You can also go to Guideposts' website to download the crochet pattern, knitting pattern, or their 10th Anniversary pattern. Deliver your completed project to the church.  We will forward the sweaters to Guidepost.  They will then send them all over the World and in the USA.

 
 

Knox United Methodist Church • Knox, PA • 814-797-5386  © 2017