The Blanket Project is a small but important part of the extensive work accomplished by Church World Services (CWS).
As always, the Mission group reminds us all that we are not expected to give every time, or even most of the time when mission opportunities are offed. Give as your passion and your budget allow. And God bless!
The Missions group at Coloma UMC can be expected to take up an offering on Mother's Day Sunday on a yearly basis, then send the proceeds to the Blanket Project. You may also contribute to this effort anytime by returning to the Home page on this website and clicking the Online Donations button located at the lower left hand corner of the page. That will bring up a page that allows online donations; select Blanket Project to enter your donation amount. And thank you!
Some 8,000 congregations and groups across the U.S. hold Church World Service Blanket events, providing funds to help people in need around the world.
For over 60 years, CWS has worked in partnership with local communities to identify their needs and access the resources they need to build the foundation for a more viable future, including:
Blankets, tents, food and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster
Tools and seeds for refugees returning home to replant their fields
Wells for families living in drought prone areas to provide clean, safe water
to drink and to irrigate crops and gardens
Literacy training and microcredit for women struggling to realize their potential.
During May 2018 there was a Blanket Missions Moment during worship, and a collection basket was available during Coffee Fellowship. As we "go to press" the total amount given was not available, but there was word the amount given was generous!
As always, the Mission group reminds us all that we are not expected to give every time, or even most of the time when mission opportunities are offered. Give us your passion and your budget allow. And God Bless!!
Special Blanket Sunday offerings Sundays in May! Through Church World Services you have the opportunity to make a donation to send a blanket to someone in crisis, due to natural disaster, war and violence, those who are homeless and others. A $5 bill will buy one blanket. You will receive a greeting card to give to a loved one showing that you have made a contribution in their honor. Members of the Mission committee will be available in the foyer after worship, if you wish. Thank you for your generosity!
a compassionate people, seeking, serving, sharing, discovering the love of Jesus, together.
Coloma United Methodist Church