Angels’ Attic Food Pantry and the CUMC Food Closet Food Collection Barrel
Angels’ Attic is a twice weekly operation (Tuesday 6
-7 pm and Thursday 6-7 pm), with a managed distribution process, that provides food to families once a month.
The CUMC Food Closet
is now operating as an emergencyfood source based on referrals from Chris Miller, the Jackson Township Trustee. During normal Church office hours, Nancy or Byron will help with distribution requests. After hours, Mike Murphy or Karen Mann will help with distri- bution requests.
This past year there was a tremendous need for food by local families in the Cicero, Arcadia area. Both Angels’
Attic and the CUMC food programs have depended on sources such as the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank
(HCHFB). As of May of last year, the HCHFB’s inventory was almost depleted. Normally, the HCHFB is able to
maintain an adequate inventory until late summer or early fall, at which time the traditional food drives begin. Thisyear, the demand has exceeded the normal year.
As an opportunity to help
. . . . . . please “feed” the Angels’ Attic Food Pantry (and CUMC Food Closet) Collec-
tion Barrel, located in the Narthex. All non-perishable food is appreciated! Paper products and canned meats are alsoGREATLY appreciated!
COPIES OF THE
UPPER ROOM ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX
LAY LEADER / CHURCH COUNCIL CHAIR Along with Susie Browning and Pastor Byron, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on "Encouraging the Joyof Generous Giving" that was presented by the United Methodist Rejuvenate Ministry committee. It was a workshop thatwas well worth the time spent and I think we all came away with new ways of thinking about giving in our church. It is aworkshop that I would recommend to all of our church leadership and fortunately, is available again on Saturday, May 4in Kokomo. It is a lively 4 hour workshop that presents new ways about looking at giving in the United MethodistChurch.One thing we learned was that Stewardship is more than just money. Stewardship is a very big word in the GreenMovement. In that movement it means the care of our planet that has been entrusted to us. As Christians, we know whohas created this planet on which we live and we know who has entrusted it to our care. God has entrusted the care of thisplanet to us. Yet, we as humans,have made some very poor - even stupid - decisions on how we treat His creation. Andeven as we have made some poor decisions on our care of this planet, we have probably made some poor decisions on ourgiving and how the needs of the church can be presented.If you are interested in learning more about the "Encouraging the Joy of Generous Giving" workshop please speak with Susie, Pastor Byron or me. I will be happy to get you the information that you will need in order to enroll.
~Dennis Schrumpf, Church Council Chair & Lay Leader
March Worship Events
March 17 -
Children’s Choirs will perform
March 24 - Palm Sunday Penny Raiders (UMCOR One Great Hour of Sharing)
Every Wednesday we have a short Monologue called “Six Lives
Six Stories” at 6:30 during LOL
Maundy Thursday 7:00 we will be having a Tenebrae Service called “Lovelight”.
March 29 Good Friday 7:00 United Family Wesleyan Church. The Tri Town MinisterialAssociation will be putting on a live Last Supper with communion for all the churches inthe area
March 31 Sunrise Service at 23 Point Lane 7:00 a.m., followed by breakfast at CUMC.No Sunday school. Church will be at 10:30.