North Texas Giving Day is Coming: Support These 3 Organizations

Be a part of the North Texas Giving Day! Simply get up and give on Thursday, September 19, as early as 6:00 am by visiting with credit card in hand.

Or even better, join us in the Garden on Sunday, September 15, where you will learn about three specific organizations associated with FUMCFW that are quite worthy of your financial support. Representatives from each of the following organization will be available to assist you in scheduling your advanced gift that will be processed on the 19th:

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth’s mission is to educate people throughout the community about dementia, to assist them in becoming dementia friendly, and to support and care for those living with dementia and their care partners. The program offers educational opportunities for individuals and businesses as well as innovative social opportunities including a weekly dementia-friendly chapel service and social gathering.

First Street Methodist Mission provides the basic needs of food, clothing and infant formula to those who are struggling, within an atmosphere of respect and love for all of God’s children. First Street Methodist Mission’s roots began in the early 1950s when the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth recognized the need for outreach in a downtown housing community. From this point, the church began a variety of programs designed to minister to this local community. In 2006, the Mission was officially named First Street Methodist Mission and became its own 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Methodist Justice Ministry provides the much-needed legal course of action to indigent women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, neglect and abuse with the goal of changing the course of their lives to one that is free of violence, abuse, fear and self-loathing. In 2006, Rev. Brooks Harrington, a passionate attorney and an ordained Methodist minister, founded MJM.

Another special organization that you should check out on the North Texas Giving Day website is A Memory Grows. Their unique mission is to provide a space of healing and peace for parents who are grieving the death of their child. Rev. DeAndrea Dare is the Executive Director. She and her family are members of FUMCFW. DeAndrea, a Methodist pastor, occasionally participates in eleven:eleven worship.

I hope you will make plans to be a part of in this annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza where over 2,600 North Texas nonprofits will be featured. Speaking from personal experience, this is a fun and easy way to show support for Dementia Friendly Fort Worth, First Street Methodist Mission, Methodist Justice Ministry, and your other favorite nonprofit organizations in less than 5 or 10 minutes, right from a computer or smart device.

Thanks in advance for your generous spirit that will change lives throughout our community.

Together in Christ,

Nancy Fisher
Director of Stewardship


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