Great Week of Service 2020
Date(s) - 08/09/2020 - 08/16/2020
The Great Week of Service 2020
August 9-16, 2020
Each year Weddington UMC celebrates the Great Week of Service where we focus on being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ as we seek to be in relationship with the people in our community. There’s no doubt this year is different for so many of us, especially for students and teachers at all of our schools. We know that many families cannot afford school supplies, and teachers often loan students an item that is needed. With remote learning, financially challenged students are at an even greater disadvantage. Now, more than ever, Weddington UMC wants to help equip these students for success by providing necessary supplies to the teachers and students at Benton Heights Elementary School. Benton Heights is located within walking distance of our Monroe campus, and is where most of our Homework Help children attend. This year we will be collecting supplies from the list below. Your gifts will help maximize the students’ learning and equip them for success.
One of our regular mission opportunities at Weddington is Operation Sandwich. We meet the second Saturday of each month to assemble food for those in need. Over 1000 sandwiches are delivered to Urban Ministry Center and the Community Shelter of Union County each month. In working with these agencies, they have identified that one of their biggest needs currently is the need for bottled water. In addition to school supplies for Benton Heights, we will be collecting cases of bottled water during our Great Week of Service drop off times.
Great Week of Service donations will be collected during the following times in front of the Family Life Center:
- Friday, August 14th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Saturday, August 15th, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
- Sunday, August 16th, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Online Giving Donations Are you unable to give donations in person? We invite you to participate in the Great Week of Service however you feel most comfortable. To donate funds to Great Week that will be used to purchase donations, head to the Giving Page on the website or church mobile app, enter the amount to be donated, and designate your offering to Local Missions. Then, add a note in the memo that it is for Great Week. For questions, please contact the church office.