Missons/Outreach
MARY TAYLOR MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
168-176 Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460                                                                    
mtmumc@sbcglobal.net                                                                                        
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ALTAR FLOWERS AND MISSION CROSS ORDERS are welcomed anytime.  

Flowers are $20, payable to MTMUMC and mailed or given to Beth O’Brien, 7
A donation in lieu of altar flowers is honored with a cross and miniature mission scarf
placed on the altar. If you would like to place an order please contact Beth at
203.877.8668 orbgobrien11@optonline.net to arrange a suitable date.
 
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Our next meeting will be Thursday March 9th at 7 p.m.
                Wesley Center—Lower Level

Our Prayer Shawl ladies meet together once a month.  Sometimes we have easy
friendly conversations; sometimes we compare difficulties with snarls in the yarn or a
stitch we just can’t master.  The bottom line is we are determined to keep those shawls
coming!  

The snow got us in February so we’ll try again for March.  Welcome to anyone who
would like to join us.  If you think you’ve forgotten how to knit or crochet, we’re happy to
help.

If you would like to try that, we meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month in Wesley
Center at 7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you.    Joan Zauner

If you know of someone who would like a shawl, please ask Fran Merva 203-874-0666,
Deb Dubien 203-877-4959, Faye Zeiner 203-878-6186, or Joan Zauner 203-283-5643.    

COMMUNITY SUPPER AT MTMUMC:   We are recruiting help now for Thursday, March
23rd , any portion of 2 – 6:30 p.m.  If you can help,  contact Deb Dubien at 203.877.4959.
SOUP SALES AND BAKED GOODS   -            will be held the 2nd Sunday of each month,
through March 12th.  

Soup will be priced at $5.00 per pint, baked goods priced accordingly.   
       
(A new addition is a bake sale for those who don’t do soup).  

All  proceeds with go to the mission projects of the UMW.  If you would like to
participate, please contact Sue O’Shea at 203-874-5136 or sueoshea@optonline.net.
 
MISSIONS NEWS MARCH, 2017
who participated this past November.  All of the meals were
shipped the 2nd week of January to Haiti.    
BETH EL PAPER DRIVE:  Again, thank you so much for donating
paper goods for the Beth El Center.  They are very appreciative for
everything received.

MISSIONS & MINISTRY FAIR:  Come join us at our 5th Annual
Missions & Ministry Fair on March 19th in Dodd Hall during
Fellowship Hour.  We will have many different groups highlighting
their various projects along with our own church committees.  This
is sure to be a wonderful event and opportunity for you to learn
about helping our community.

HEALTH KITS:  We will be making health kits again this year for
UMCOR.  Stacy Riccardi is requesting Bed Bath & Beyond Coupons
or donations to purchase the items.  If you would prefer to create
your own health kit, please see the instructions below.  All items
are due by the end of May.

Health Kit Materials – All items must be new.  
Go to http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-
Kits/Health for more information.

1 hand towel 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches        
1 washcloth                
1 toothbrush (adult)        
6 adhesive bandages ¾ inch to 1 inch-size
1 comb.  Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
1 metal nail file or nail clippers                        
1 bath-size soap 3 oz. and larger sizes only (No Ivory or Jergens -
moisture)
1 plastic bag (1 Gallon size sealable)                
$1.00 to purchase toothpaste (UMCOR purchasing in bulk)

Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been
forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural
disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal
hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.

Assembly Directions
Set the $1.00 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate
envelope. Lay out the hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth
flat in the center of the hand towel. Place all remaining items on top
of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the hand towel to cover all
of the items. Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers
all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the
remainder of the hand towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in
the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag.

MTMUMC Dinners – We need donations of Dinty Moore Beef Stew
for our monthly dinners.  Please drop the cans off in the back of
Dodd Hall in the kitchen.  Thank you!    BLESSINGS!