Fall Ministry Opportunities at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Tx
Hurricane Harvey hit a lot of people really hard in realizing that we really need only the essentials. Unfortunately, people who were hit hard with Harvey do not have the essentials. Some of our church’s ministries help to address needs in our community. Here are just a few.
Blankets for Buckner’s Children.
Our Youth, Tweens & Childrens Ministries put together fleece blankets to give to the children at the Beaumont Buckner’s home. We worship, craft, eat and share these blankets. It is for those children to keep. If you would like to contribute a monetary donation, please write a check to Wesley with on the memo Buckner’s Blankets, or pick up an envelope in the church foyer. Either mail to Wesley UMC, Buckner Blankets, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627. Or drop off in the offering plate, or the church office. It takes $20 to make a double thickness blanket. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Contact Tween leader (and Education Director), Marilyn Myers at 409-728-6701 for any additional details or our Children’s Ministries Director – Tammy Bell at 409-720-9169.
Trunk or Treat
Each year, Wesley UMC provides a safe setting for your little ones to enjoy trick or treating, with our Trunk or Treat. Wesley members and other volunteers decorate their cars/trucks and pass out candy for the little ones. Inside the Christian Life Center, we provide food, games, activities and door prizes. This will be October 29th from 5 – 7 PM.
We need volunteers, Trunks, and of course extra bags of Candy! Last year, we estimate that we had over 2,000 community members attend our event! Please bring your candy donations either to the church foyer, in the Candy Treasure Chest, or bring by the office. To volunteer, cook, donate, contact our Trunk or Treat Coordinators Jackie Richards, or Tammy Bell (and Children’s Ministries Director) at 409-720-9169.
Back Pack Buddy Food Ministries
We provide a little extra help for identified families at Helena Elementary and CO Wilson Middle school. We work with the counselors to bring a back pack filled with food, so that the student/family can bring home on Friday, and bring the back pack the following week.
We need donations of food goods, volunteers to pack up the back packs, volunteers to deliver the back packs. You can help in any or all areas of our Back Pack Buddy Food Ministry program. We fill the back packs on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM in Sunday School room Bible 101, in the Christian Life Center. Contact Lisa and Billy Horton in how you can help at 409-540-4585.
Listed below are the specific food items we need for this food ministry. If you bring something not on the list, don’t worry, we pass the food onto either the United Board of Missions, or the Hospitality House in Port Arthur. Bring food items and place them into our Back Pack Buddy Cart in the foyer of our church sanctuary or bring to Bible 101 Sunday School Classroom. If you need for us to pick up the food items, contact, Gail Pickens-Barger at 409-727-3177.
These are just a few ministries where you can help and be an impact to those in our community.
God Bless You.