On Oct. 9 a conference-wide special offering will be taken to aid people caught in the horrible fighting in South Sudan. Funds are needed for many emergency causes, including to provide a temporary "safe place" in Uganda for children who escaped from 2 UMC-supported children's homes in South Sudan. United Methodist missionary Fred Dearing reports that "There is no food or medicine coming into the country and we are looking at massive famine. And the fighting continues."
"Those who will suffer the most are the poorest, especially women and children," the Archbishop of Canterbury recently said. "Those who pursue violence will face the judgement of God in answer to the cries of the souls of those whose death they have caused. They [who are fighting so violently] can still turn back: with our voices and our prayers to Jesus the Prince of Peace, let us call on them to do so."
As Pastor Tom reminded us in our October newsletter, "God's love won't walk away...and neither will we."
Here are some links with additional information about what United Methodists can do to help our Sudanese brothers and sisters:
Here are some upcoming activities in which you can become involved as volunteers or donors:
For more information about anything listed, please call the church office: 423-496-4931.
Click the 'Give Now' button to donate to this local congregation via direct debit or credit card. THANKS for GIVING & SHARING!
Thanks to David Bowman, davidbowmanart.com, for permission to use his beautiful artwork.
Please bring individually-wrapped candy to church between now and Oct. 23. It will be given out at the Copperhill "safe Halloween" event.
Collections for all Copperhill schools continues. Boxes for all causes are available now and on Sundays.
Thank you to everyone who helped collect food and pack and seal buckets going to help people in Liberia. They have begun their arduous journey by truck and ship.
Food Stamps & Medical Info Available for TN