ACTS – Aiding Community Through Service
North Olmsted UMC participates with several other churches in the North Olmsted Area in this organization whose primary purpose is to support the North Olmsted Oxcart Food Pantry. Participating churches rotate what items they will collect to help stock the shelves. NOUMC’s schedule is as follows:
- Dec. 9: Laundry Detergent
- Jan. 13: Canned Vegetables
- Feb. 10: Spaghetti Sauce
It is our goal to always collect at least seventy items each month. Additionally, NOUMC has taken the lead in providing toilet paper to the Pantry at all times.
In addition to food items, ACTS provides a vehicle for churches to discuss their respective Community Meals and other successes and challenges within their congregations and outreach/mission programs.
For more information about the Oxcart Pantry, visit www.north-olmsted.com/oxcart-pantry.
Stocking Stuffers for Oxcart Pantry
The November Penny Sunday offering will go toward Christmas stocking stuffers for our neighbors who receive help from the Oxcart Pantry but who won’t be part of the Adopt-a-Family program this year. Items can be placed in the green box in Fellowship Hall. When purchasing items, please remember that the items much fit in the stockings. Items are due before Dec. 9.
If you enjoy shopping, check out the ideas below:
- Christmas stockings
- Wrapped candy
- Lip balm
- Nail clippers/files
- Hair items
- Small tools
- Small stuffed animals
- Small coloring books
- Skin cream/Lotion
- Pens and pencils
We are collecting 2019 calendars that you may receive in the mail. They will be donated to Laura’s Home and the Cleveland Juvenile Detention Center. The collection box is in Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your donations!
Military Coupon Collection
We continue to collect coupons for military families to use at the PX. These coupons help families to stretch their budgets and are greatly appreciated. Please clip the coupons before bringing them. It is not necessary to sort them. Place them in the envelope under the Outreach bulletin board by the nursery. Thanks for your ongoing support.