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

Opportunities  to  Help  Others

First  Quarter  Mission  Offering

During the month of March, the first quarter mission offering will be collected  and will go to UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Your offering will allow them to respond quickly to disasters in the United States and around the world. Mark your envelope or add a memo to your check to designate your offering to this great organization.  You can learn more about it by clicking on the UMCOR emblem. 

MOST NEEDED FOOD PANTRY ITEMS

The Food Pantry needs donations of canned carrots, mixed vegetables, peas, or soup. Plus, we use a lot of medium size boxes, so please bring in any you have.  As always, we are thankful for your continued support! (Updated February 2024)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for FOOD PANTRY
Help is needed at 8:45 am on 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. Come by 6:45 am.  Check the full calendar for these dates.  Contact a member of the team with questions or by email here. 
DONATIONS  to BUSY BEES
Starting in February, the Busy Bees are asking for gently used bath towels.  These will be made into adult bibs and donated to nursing homes. The Busy Bees thank everyone for generously donating fleece material!  We were able to make lots of scarves and also blankets for chemo patients at the cancer center.  And remember, whenever you are cleaning out a sewing cupboard, please check to see if the Bees can use any of the items before throwing them away.  Thank you also for your prayer support!

Collecting Bibles and Christian Materials for Missions

We have an ongoing collection for Love Packages. This includes used Bibles, Christian literature, used Sunday school materials, the Upper Room, etc. These items go to missions around the world. If you have something in good condition to contribute, please bring it to the office.

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.

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.