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Bring in new, unwrapped, toys and place them in Avery’s basket and under the Christmas tree beginning on December 4th. They will be presented to representatives of The Peoples’ Choir of Oakland on Sunday, December 18th for distribution to needy children in our community. The People’s Choir of Oakland was created to invite overlooked communities into collaborative music-making to foster a sense of hope and dignity and to enrich perspectives through the power of music. They will be offering us a gift of music on the 18th.
Meal Train for Judi and Wayne
Judi continues her treatment and we are adding more dates to the Meal Train to support them. We continue to keep their household in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Judi and Wayne. Sign up here to help.
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Sunday Virtual Worship and Advent Offering
Circuit Joint Christmas Candle Light service is held at Twin Tower’s United Methodist Church at 1411 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501 at 5:30PM. Jim Meredith, Alex Banish, Jane Sliheet, and Rev. Stephanie Gamero will be leading in the joint worship service.
Christmas Day Sunday Worship service meets virtually. Many thanks to our choir for leading the songs, Phyllis Elving for being our liturgist, Susannah Woods for creating the video message narrative and David Tavernier for compiling the message video, our music director, Jim Meredith for music, and Michael Cho for creating the virtual worship.
Please give your Christmas offering on December 11 and December 18th online at https://www.lakemerrittumc.org/giving/, under “Christmas Offering”. Christmas offerings will go toward funding the Children’s Ministry Director.
Food Ministry Supply Needs
400 lunches are prepared each week! ALL supplies/funds are needed and welcome.
- #6 brown paper lunch bags
- paper sandwich bags (#18 sandwich bag white #18 snak pak 6×7.5×6.5) Small
- paper snack pouches
- Cookies/Desserts in bulk or individually wrapped
- Chip/cracker/pretzel bags (snack size)
- Mayonnaise (in bulk preferably but any size helps)
- Mustard (in bulk preferably but any size helps)
- Deli meats (in bulk preferably but any amount helps)
- Salad greens, arugula, and spinach for sandwiches
- Cash cards to Chef’s Store, Costco, and Amazon
Hygiene Kit Supply Drive
Our programs distribute hygiene items and other goods at each lunch distribution. We are grateful for in-kind and monetary donations to ensure we can continue this valuable support. Travel-size items are most helpful!
❏ Toothbrush ❏ Toothpaste ❏ Body lotion ❏ Shampoo ❏ Razors
❏ Tampons/Pads (#5-Heavy only) ❏ Lip balm
❏ Antiseptic wipe packets
❏ Antibiotic cream packets ❏ Cotton Swabs
❏ Soap or body wash
❏ Laundry Pods
Group effort? Set up a drive, solicit donations, and donate goods for hygiene kits given out thru Lake Lunches. Travel-size items are preferred for the kits but all donations are welcome
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-465-4793
Winter Clothing Drive with Oakland YMCA
Did you know that over 15,000 children from OUSD live in some degree of homelessness and don’t have adequate clothing to wear to school?
Help provide warmth for students from kindergarten thru 12th grade. They are accepting new or gently used coats, scarves, socks, gloves, and hygiene supplies. There will be a bin in the Stark Hall. Kathleen will be dropping off the collection at YMCA.
Connectional Ministries invites you to be a part of the Food Ministry!
Sign up here or contact email@example.com
Help us meet our $10,000 fundraising goal. Join our GoFundMe Team and get supporters!
Want to be a part of the Audio/Visual team? Sign Up Today!
Please email Randi Hoy at the office firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and learn to operate the live stream program and PowerPoint.
LMUMC Choirs Information
To join the voice choir, contact the Music Director,
Jim Meredith email@example.com
To join the handbell choir, contact the Handbell Director,
Margaret LeWright firstname.lastname@example.org