Help prepare summer food boxes for church’s Change the World event May 19
Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church will join other United Methodists around the globe to Change the World on Saturday, May 19.
Change the world is a movement to connect United Methodists in service with simple acts of kindness to build community locally and fight malaria globally.
Beginning at 10 a.m., volunteers will be working to assemble summer food boxes for students at Eastern Elementary/Middle School who are currently receiving assistance through the Newport Cares Backpack Program. Newport Cares provides six meals each weekend during the school year to 25 students at Eastern.
According to Pastor Morris Fleischer, “School breakfast and lunch may be the only regular meals some of these students have access to. We are excited to expand the Newport Cares ministry to help hungry students over the summer months when they aren’t in school.”
In order to secure the necessary food items for these boxes, a Change the World Tree was placed in the church narthex on Easter Sunday. Church and community members were encouraged to take a flower off the tree and purchase the specific food item listed on the flower and return those items to the church. The completed summer food boxes will be dedicated during worship on Sunday, May 20, at 11 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the preparation of these boxes. Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church is located at 311 Blue Grass Trail/Route 42 in the Newport community. For more information, contact the church office at 544-7183 or email@example.com.
– Submitted by Morris Fleischer, Pastor, Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church