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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF NATCHITOCHES

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EXTEND YOUR REACH FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA


We strive to touch the lives of children and families in our community and across the country through a number of special opportunities throughout the year.

Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling. And if you don't mind a little bit of travel and fundraising, participating in an out-of-town mission project can be a rewarding, life-changing experience. While church-sponsored opportunities vary from year-to-year, the end result remains the same - transformation of hearts, minds, and lives.


CANE RIVER FOOD PANTRY

IN THE COMMUNITY

Cane River Food Pantry is the only food pantry for the parish of Natchitoches. The food pantry is a ministry of One316 Ministries, an ecumenical group of local churches. The food pantry serves over 200 families in our community. There are several opportunites to help:


Second Saturday of Month - Distribution of Boxes - 8:30am

Thursday Prior - Packing of Boxes - 8:00am

Wednesday Prior - Unloading of Food Truck - 8:30am


Cane River Food Pantry is located at 105 Daniel St. off of the Bypass by the dentention center.

DONNA GREENE

318-356-0646


CRAFTERS WITH PURPOSE

IN THE COMMUNITY - TAKING THE SUMMER OFF

We all have different gifts and talents in life, and we welcome the opportunity to put yours to good use in order to better serve our church community. This group uses their crafting talents to make prayer blankets, prayer shaws, and much more. If you are interested in crafting with others or learning a new craft this is the group for you. No experience needed to join this group.


Crafters with purpose meets on Thursdays at 5:30pm in the prayer room.

CARLA BOND

318-357-8296


SAGER BROWN

UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE OF RELIEF (UMCOR)

When disasters strike around the country, our neighbors rely on the generosity of donations to help them get back on their feet. The UMCOR depot in Baldwin, La. provides a hands-on mission opportunity to help pack and sort disaster-relief supply kits. Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers prepare about $4 million in supplies for shipment around the world. We arrange week-long mission trips based on interest from our church members. Contact us today if you'd like to participate in a future trip.

CHURCH OFFICE

318-357-8296