Given our challenging times, this year’s “Second Mile” Easter Offering is critical to sustaining several vital ministries.
With this year’s Lent theme, Struggles and Stumbling Blocks, we are providing you the opportunity to recognize the struggles and remove the stumbling blocks for four life-changing ministries that offer hope within our sacred walls and beyond. With your generous support this year, we can bring the outstretched arms of God’s love to:
- Dementia Friendly Fort Worth – offers specialized dementia care training and education for individuals, families, and caregivers dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- First Street Methodist Mission – serves as a “one-stop” resource for families struggling to survive everyday life by providing emergency food, clothing, infant formula, car seats, limited financial assistance, and more and doing it with respect and compassion for all who are served.
- Methodist Justice Ministry – works with an extremely high volume caseload as they protect children and women from domestic violence, abuse, and neglect, making it possible for them to rebuild new lives free from unimaginable life-threatening situations.
- UMCOR – serving as the humanitarian relief and development arm assisting United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire, or other events – to alleviate suffering and be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable.
You can make your Easter Offering by check (please make check payable to FUMCFW and put 2021 Easter Offering in the memo line) and mail it, drop it by the Main Church Office, or put it in the baskets and offering plates during worship. You can also make this offering online at fumcfw.org/givenow (please choose Easter Offering from the drop-down menu).
Regardless of how you choose to give, please know that these ministries depend upon and sincerely appreciate your prayers and support for the vital work they do on behalf of our faith community.
As always, we value and appreciate each of you for all you do for our church and its ministries.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Lance Marshall