Missons/Outreach
MARY TAYLOR MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
168-176 Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460                                                                    
mtmumc@sbcglobal.net                                                                                        
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PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
By Joan Zauner

“When there are no words, a prayer shawl speaks volumes.”
Janet Bristow, co-founder of the prayer shawl ministry.            

WE ARE NOW 10 YEARS OLD AND HAVE MADE 819 SHAWLS!!

This is a great achievement and we should be proud.  On October 15th we will
celebrate our anniversary in church at the 10 a.m. service.

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 12th  at 7:00 p.m. in Wesley Center, 1st floor.

As always, we are open to anyone who would like to join us.  
If you aren’t sure about your needle skills, we are happy to help.

If you know of someone who would like a shawl, please ask Deb Dubien 203-877-4959,
Phoebe Repetsky 203-874-8688, or Joan Zauner 203-283-5643.         


COMMUNITY SUPPER AT MTMUMC:   

We are recruiting help now for Thursday, October 26th , 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 11th.  
Soup will be priced at $5.00 per pint, baked goods priced accordingly.   
                  
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 OCTOBER 2017

SAVE THE DATE!!! – Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop   Hunger
Now) will be held on Saturday, November 11th starting at 9:00 AM.  
We need 10 able bodied volunteers to start at 7:30 AM to help
unload bags up to 50 pounds.  If you can come early, please contact
Maryann or Lorraine as soon as possible.  If you would like to
volunteer to make the meals starting at 9:00 AM, sign up online at:
http://events.stophungernow.org/MTM111117.  You do not need to
donate any money as this event has been fully funded.  We need
100 volunteers to sign up and you should use Safari (MAC) or
Chrome.  If you are unable to do so online, please contact Maryann,
Pastor Dani or Lorraine and we will help you sign up.

Boys & Girls Village School Supplies – Once again, Mary Taylor has
come through with overwhelming generosity.   We thank you and
Boys & Girls Village thanks you!

Hurricane Harvey & Irma – Missions will help support UMCOR by
providing $400 towards 100 health kits.  Each kit costs about $3
and $1 per kit is sent to UMCOR for the toothpaste they provide.  
Thank you to Stacey Riccardi for making up the kits!

First & Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven, CT is
providing sanctuary for an undocumented man from Guatemala.  
His wife and children are US citizens but he is being threatened
with deportation.  Our committee has agreed to help with FSUMC’s
general fund to pay for heat, lights and whatever else is needed.  
We are proud to support their ministry and witness with a donation
of $200 at this time.  “If anyone has material possessions and sees
a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the
love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not love with
word or speech but with actions and truth.”  1John 3:17-18.  

Trick Or Trot will take place on October 28th.  It is a 5K run to
benefit the Beth El Shelter.  Our committee is once again proud to
support this great event.  $500 has been pledged.

Coat Drive for Bridgeport Rescue Mission – Please bring in any
warm washable winter clothing and coats for adults and children
you would like to donate on November 5th.  Maryann and Bill
Petremont will make sure the coats get there the following
Wednesday, November 8th.  We will     accept the items until that
day.   The coats and clothing are part of the Great Thanksgiving
the     Mission does every year.  There are many in need and your
donations are greatly appreciated.

Our next meeting is October 5, 2017 6:30 PM.  If you know of a
group in our area seeking         assistance, please let us know.

BLESSINGS! Maryann Petremont and Lorraine Carr, Co-Chairs
Mission Committee