The Mission’s Committee is pleased to announce that the Mission of the Month for July will be collecting school supplies to help fill backpacks for COPE and 100 school kits that the Knit and Sew group will send to UMCOR.
The Congregation can help by purchasing the following supplies:
- 100 blunt scissors (rounded tip only),
- 45 pointed scissors,
- 100 Spiral notebooks (substitute 150 sheets loose leaf paper for 1 notebook),
- 100 hand held pencil sharpeners,
- 100 12″ (30 cm) rulers,
- 70 dozen unsharpened pencils (standard #2 pencils – no advertisements),
- 100 2 inch pencil erasers,
- 150 boxes of crayons (24 count),
- 50 glue sticks,
- 5 Scientific calculator.
The list of supplies needed will be posted on the Mission of the Month bulletin board and updated as supplies are received.
The Christian Outreach Program of Elkhorn (COPE) is located in Elkhorn, Nebraska. COPE is a multi-denominational organization of Christians whose goal is to assist families or individuals who have needs that are temporarily greater than their resources. COPE provides short and long term assistance to the people of our community through a food pantry, clothes rack, emergency assistance and other services.
Support is offered through COPE regardless of religious, cultural, or ethnic background. COPE focuses on western Douglas County (Elkhorn and the adjacent communities of Valley and Waterloo) and offers first priority to persons who demonstrate their willingness to improve their personal skills and job skills, and are willing to participate with COPE in assisting others.
For more information please visit COPE.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. Elkhorn Hills UMC supports UMCOR through our mission shares.
UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.
UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.