First United Methodist Church, Torrington CT
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The people of the First United Methodist Church are blessed with a wonderfully active Mission Committee,
which provides support to both global needs and local needs right here in the Torrington area. Our Sunday School
children have chosen a mission commitment each month. The Men’s and Women’s clubs and the Youth Fellowship
are all actively involved in local and global projects. If you know of a need or program, please email us.
Below you will see some of the projects that our congregation has taken to task.
Your support of these projects is always welcomed.
Our Angel Tree will be in the Narthex on Dec. 2nd. On the tree are names, ages, and will list for children who would otherwise not have a Chrsitmas
Torrington Area Council of Churches Emergency Fund
This fund serves people who are facing finacial ememgencies with the expectation that they will be able to meet future obligations All funds come for donations by churches individuals and organizations.
To contribute; TACC c/o Center Congregational Church, 155 Main St, Torrington, CT. 06790
To Apply for assistence call 860-626-7461: During the recent months, $3458 was given to 19 families to haelp people with gas, electric, oil, rent and car insurance.
Our Food Banks: All i tems are welcome. Please remember to add an item or two into your shopping cart. The need is no less during the summer months. The collection box is located at the parking lot entrance.
Susan B. Anthony Project: Various items needed by the shelter for battered women and their children. Supplies for cleaning, laundry, dishwashing, food storage, health & hygiene and canned foods. Mark your bag specifically for Susan B. Anthony and leave in the donation box.
Torrington Soup Kitchen: Our church helps staff the soup kitchen on the 2nd Saturday of each month. The kitchen is in need of industrial size lemonade, ice tea, instant potatoes, canned veggies, BBQ sauce, disposable salt and pepper shakers, mayo & Clorox bleach (not generic). Gift cards are always welcome.
Health Kits: These kits will be carried to the Annual Conference by the pastor. They will be sent to Baldwin, Louisiana, where UNCOR's depot is located. From there they will be shipped all over the world. We are blessed to be able to do a small part for this amazing organization UMCOR.
Support the Troops: There is a box in the Narthex for the collection of items for the Marines of the 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment deployed in Afghanistan. A list of suggested items is attached to the box. Please help support the troops.
30-Hour Famine: The Sr. Youth fellowship participates in the 30-Hour Famine sponsored by World Vision. In the past, because of a corporate sponsorship program, the funds raised were matched 4X so the total donation to World Vision was almost $3600!!
Others (on-going): These include -- Operation Overflow, the Heifer Project, Thanksgiving Food Offering, Angel Tree (Christmas), monthly Communion Offering, UM Army (our youth).
PLEASE REMEMBER OUR FOOD BANKS EVERYWEEK - if EVERY PERSON who attended each Sunday brought ONE item, it would make a huge difference- a lot bigger difference than we’re making currently. Please Help.
The Soup Kitchen!
Our community soup kitchen at the Trinity church is experiencing a huge influx of clients close to 170 per day! Please remember them and purchase the big industrial sizes if you can