For several years, our NFUMC church family members have donated $1 per day for the 40 days of Lent to raise funds that support Bridging the Gap’s food pantry. For $1 each day, or $40 per person, you CAN make a huge difference. One soda, one snack, a cup of coffee – give it up and feed someone in need! Through the Give it Up for Lent campaign, $40 can purchase 400 lbs. of food at 10 cents per pound.
Beginning February 21st, the First Sunday of Lent, there will be donation containers available in the Narthex, the breezeway door of the Sanctuary, by the Chapel, and near the church office. You also can text “NFUMC” to 73256 to give via text, or visit NewnanFUMC.org/give to donate to “Give It Up For Lent”! Please make all checks payable to Newnan FUMC and mark “Give it Up” on the memo/for line.
AT HOME GIVING CALENDAR
Starting Ash Wednesday, you can utilize our Giving Calendar (click green button at the top of this page) that will guide families and individuals in a 46 day challenge of scripture readings, daily activities and opportunities to save money for “Give it up for Lent”. There will also be a paper version of this calendar available through out the church campus. Each day of Lent, we will be posting reminders on our Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) of your daily opportunities to serve and worship together. Please comment and let us know how it’s going in your home!
Thank you for being a part of caring for those in our community who need it. Our goal is $12,000+...we can do this!
The Bags of Hope mission project was started as a way to let patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments know that we are praying for them and their families. Each bag contains special treats and essentials to brighten their day and a special note of encouragement from the Newnan FUMC. We are sending 100 bags a month to the Cancer Treatment Center of America here in Newnan thanks to your help! During this time of isolation this small gift of Hope is so important. Please join the efforts of our missions committee by donating any of the following items to help fill these bags!
Small hand lotions
Small hand sanitizers or hand wipes
Small boxes or travel size Kleenexes
Small note pads
Pencils or pens
Word Searches or anything fun to pass the time
Hard individually wrapped candy
Small bags of pretzels, animal crackers, goldfish crackers, plain chips... nothing too spicy!
There will be boxes set up in Parish Hall and Gathering Room (105). You can make a cash donatation on line by going to newnanfumc.org/give and selecting Bags of Hope as your option for the memo. If you are in a bind and need someone to pick up items OR have additional questions contact Betsy Conoly at 770-301-6360.