MISSION CHALLENGE/BISHOP’S APPEAL This Sunday, June 2 is the last time to contribute to the Mission Challenge / Bishop’s Appeal before Pastor Katherine takes them to Annual Conference. We have been requested to contribute 3-4 oz. bottles of shampoo and 1 gallon resealable plastic bags which will be incorporated into Dignity Kits for distribution by Midwest Mission Distribution Center. https://www.umcnic.org/missionchallenge . We have also been requested for money to support NIC Outdoor and Retreat Ministries camps and retreat centers in Dixon, Illinois and William’s Bay, Wisconsin https://www.umcnic.org/bishopsappeal . Please mark your items or checks clearly for Mission Challenge or Bishop’s Appeal.
CWS REFUGEE RATION CHALLENGE First UMC of Oak Park has formed a team in support of CWS Refugee Ration Challenge https://www.rationchallengeusa.org/
For one week, the week of June 16-23 (World Refugee Week) we will be eating only the same food as a Syrian Refugee. We will each have 15 oz. rice, 8 oz. lentils, 3 oz. dried chickpeas, 3.75 oz canned sardines, 15.5 oz. canned kidney beans, 12 oz. vegetable oil and some flour for week. That’s it. No coffee, no sugar, no chocolate, no ice cream. If you would like to support us or become part of our team (Joyce, Katherine, Virginia, and Emily) go to https://my.rationchallengeusa.org/t/firstunitedmethodistchurchinoakpark or talk to one of us.