Welcome To Mint Spring United Methodist Church
Sunday School + Worship
- Sunday School 9:30 a. - 10:15 a.
- Worship 10:30 a. - 11:30 a.
- Communion Dec. 24
Magical Afternoon Nov. 30 Noon
KIDS come join us and bring your friends for a "Magical Afternoon" on November 30!! Lunch will be provided after church and then you will begin making your Gingerbread Houses. Later, we will be treated to a special visitor and carriage rides. You guessed it – SANTA will be there!! You will be able to share your wishes with him and get to ride in a beautiful horse and carriage too. ADULTS, come and take a ride! The carriage will be here until 2:30. It will be a great way to begin the Christmas Season!
Sunday School Gets A New Look
Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30. There are classes for all ages. The youth class is using technology in their classroom. Pre-school and elementary classes are using a new curriculum. It is more interactive than what we have used in the past. The children are really enjoying the new approach.
There are 2 adult classes which enjoy learning about the way God works in our lives. There are many lively discussions. Hope to see you soon!
We will be holding our annual food drive a bit early this year. Scrolls with listed food items will be distributed on November 9 during the Worship service. Food items collected will be distributed to the food pantry and to our Christmas Alive families. Scrolls contain food items that cost approximately $6. Please have all donated food at church by November 23. Thanks in advance!!
Helping Hands Food Pantry Report
The Helping Hands Food Pantry continues to reach out to the community by providing a much needed service. During our September distribution, we helped 39 families for a total of 121 people. Thanks to all who help each month through donations, volunteer hours and prayer.
For the last two years, the Helping Hands Food Pantry has received a grant from the Common Table Committee of VA Conference of UMC. In 2013, $1500 was received and in 2014, $3000 was received. The 2015 grant application was not accepted by the Common Table Committee of VA Conference of UMC. Based on the church's audit which was a required component of the grant application, it was determined that this ministry is not beyond the church's current financial resources.
The $3000 grant funded the monthly purchase of milk, eggs, bread, and meat for our food pantry. It may be necessary to eliminate these items from our distribution beginning January 2015.