Evangelical United Methodist, 401 Walnut St, Washington, IL 61571 .. 309-444-3228

Opportunities to Help Others

MOST NEEDED FOOD PANTRY ITEMS

This month the Food Pantry needs spaghetti noodles, tuna, and canned fruit.  Medium size boxes are also needed.  We are thankful for your continued support for our food pantry.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for FOOD PANTRY
Help is needed the Thursday before the Pantry Give-Away to unload items from Midwest Distribution Center and to set-up for Saturday.   Help is needed on that Saturday to fill boxes and load boxes into cars.  Check the full calendar for these dates.  Let a member of the team or the office know if you are available to help.

Food Pantry Set-up

Food is pickup from Midwest Distribution Center the Thursday before the Saturday give away each month.  Help is need to upload and set up the distribution in the Fellowship Hall.   This usually takes  from 8:00 am until 10:00 am to do.   
Check the calendar for set-up dates.
DONATIONS  to BUSY BEES
The Busy Bees need sewing items to be used on their projects.  They would appreciate ribbon, elastic, lace, rickrack, and large buttons (especially bright colors), tiny safety pins, large safety pins, and straight pins.  You can leave your donation in the office of give it to a member of the group.  

Support for our Missionary to Ethiopia

The Third Quarter Mission offering will be taken through August.  This will go to support Haley's work in Ethiopia.  We are proud of Haley who we fondly remember attending EVAN as a child with her family.  They moved to another town, but we have reconnected again through her commitment as a missionary for Teach Beyond.


Shop early to fill OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoe boxes
 with on-sale school supplies!

Boxes for Operation Christmas Child are in the narthex. Take as many boxes as you would like to fill. The shipping fee has increased to $10 per box. Inside your box you should find a list of suggested items to include as well as a boy/girl label with whatever age you decide. These need to be on the outside of the box, and your shipping fee inside the box.  Checks can be made out to: Samaritan’s Purse. These boxes will be sent with “The Greatest Gift” gospel booklets.  The boxes will be collected in November but can be turned into the office any time. Thank you for being part of this ministry!  Use the link to learn more about this great child evangelism!

UNDIE SUNDAYS in SEPTEMBER

Undie Sundays: During the month of September, a box will be provided for the collection of new, packaged underwear to donate to Threads, Hope and Love.  Both adult and children's sizes are needed.

VOLUNTEER at MIDWEST DISTRIBUTION CENTER 

Near Chatham IL, the United Methodist church has a facility to provide humanitarian relief for here and abroad.  Two volunteers from EVAN went to Chatham IL to pack meals that would feed those displaced due to the war in Ukraine.  They met with other volunteers and packed more than 2 pallets that day.  Each pallet contains 1200 meals!  And each completed pallet was covered with prayer.   The fellowship and the commitment was wonderful there.  What a blessing to both those who serve and those who receive!
The distribution Center also packs many other Ready-for-Disaster items such as flood buckets and Hygiene packets.    Volunteers are always needed!  If you would like to know more, please click on the link -- https://www.midwestmission.org/

Photos:  Packing meals, Display of items and kits sent out, gathering to pray over a loaded truck, Midwest Distribution Center emblem.