Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

We are collecting supplies to make UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Health Kits during the month of May to bring to the New York Annual Conference in June.   These kits will be delivered to people all over the world.  We find it is easier to collect the materials and put the kits together as a group, which the Friendship Circle will do the first Monday in June.  A collection box will be in the narthex for donations. Here is what is needed for one kit (so donations of packs of combs, hand towels, toothbrushes, etc. are extremely helpful).

The deadline to submit your donation is Sunday, June 4 — our ladies’ groups will be assembling the kits on Monday, June 5.  A collection box is located in the narthex for your donations.

Monetary donations can be placed in the collection plate made out to UMCM and clearly marked “BIRTHING KITS”.

Items needed:

  • 1 hand towel
    • 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches
    • Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 comb
    • Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
    • No pocket combs or picks please
    • Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth
  • 1 metal nail file or nail clippers – NO LONGER NEEDED … we’re all set with this item!
    • No emery boards, please
  • 1 bath-size soap
    • 3 oz. and larger sizes only
    • No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content
    • Do not remove from original packaging
  • 1 toothbrush
    • Adult size only
    • Do not remove from original packaging
  • 6 adhesive bandages – NO LONGER NEEDED … we’re all set with this item!
    • ¾ inch to 1 inch-size
    • Common household Band-Aids
  • 1 plastic bag – NO LONGER NEEDED … we’re all set with this item!
    • One-gallon size sealable bag only
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste
  • $1.00 for shipping for each kit

Thank you for your support as we seek to bring Christ’s love to those near and far.

Questions:  please contact Pastor Martha