Announcing our 2018 Hands-On Mission Project!
Take advantage of tax free weekend and back to school sales!

We received confirmation this morning from Holston Conference that the Johnson City District will again be collecting school supplies for Liberia for our 2018 Annual Conference Hands-On Mission Project. We wanted to get this info out to you as soon as possible so that you can take advantage of the tax free weekend July 28-30 and the back to school sales that local stores are offering.  We will not collect these kits until next June, but wanted you to have this opportunity to save money  by making your purchases now. 

PLEASE NOTE that this year they have added chalk back to the list.

List of Items

1 backpack - new or gently used

1 12" ruler

2 boxes chalkboard chalk (not sidewalk chalk)

1 compass for math

1 protractor

1 pk. (10 ct.) blue or black pens

1 pk. (10 ct.) pencils

1 pk. erasers

2 pencil sharpeners

3 spiral notebooks (70 ct.)

1 complete Bible (new or used - Old and New Testament)


  • Remove price tags from all items.
  • Place school supplies inside the backpack. 
  • Please use only the quantities listed. If you cannot find 10 packs of pens or pencils, it is okay to open the package, count out 10 and rubber band them together.
  • NO SUBSTITUTIONS or additional items are allowed due to Customs regulations. This includes notes, cards, photos, religious tracks, food items or anything else that is not on the list.
  • A $5.00 donation for packing and shipping is to accompany each kit - do not put money in the backpack!   Church Treasurers should write ONE CHECK to the Johnson City District UMC for the total cost of packing and shipping (ie: 10 kits equals $50).
  • Please hold on to your completed packs until the collection time next June. You will receive further instructions at a later date.