Metro Ministries Missional Workshop
Leaders from Fifth Street (Anderson) Chapel Hill, Old Bethel, and Shelbyville Trinity United Methodist Churches participated in the Metro Ministries workshop on Missional Food Pantries on May 12 th . Lydia Davis, Barnes United Methodist Church, along with Merlin Gonzales from Faith Hope and Love Community, Inc. shared a model of food pantry ministries that is relational, friendly, and a slowdown process. Barnes United Methodist Church and several central Indiana food pantries have joined in this more relational model where guests are greeted, visited with, and given the opportunity to share their stories. Resources are developed with the guests and follow up phone calls are made. The outcome is not “amount of food given away” but ‘’how many relationships were developed.” For more information about this model, contact Lydia Davis, 317-969-5908.
Franklin Grace UMC's Sweet Potato Drop
A sweet potato drop was held in collaboration with Society of St. Andrew, Grace United Methodist Church and St. Rose Lima Catholic Church, Franklin, IN was held May 12 th at St. Rose Lima Catholic Church. Two tons of sweet potatoes were gleaned from the fields in Mississippi and trucked to Franklin, Indiana. Andy Kinsey, Senior Pastor Grace UMC, pulled together volunteers to bag the potatoes and reached out to our local food pantries in Central Indiana to share from the gleanings. For more information on Society of St. Andrew contact director Dawn Barnes, 317-279-5119 or .
Your Donation Station
Project Transformation needs your help! They still need supplies for this summer! Please support PT by donating some of the supplies on our wish list . Right now they really need bookshelves and would appreciate any donations, whether you are getting rid of a bookshelf or would be willing to purchase one to donate on Amazon !
Roberts Park UMC Soup's On could use our help in replenishing their coffee supply. Consider donating a can or two. No decaf, pods or filters. Drop your donation off at the church office!