13 November 2011
16/11/11 15:12 Filed in: Baby Grace
Buckner UMC began the Baby Grace ministry in response to the needs of young mothers of their community. Through the ministry young parents receive parenting education as well as diapers, clothing, bedding, toys and books all donated by contributing members of the community. Everything they received is bundled up with a lot of spiritual blessings and a great deal of love. For more information go to www.bucknerumc.com. To support the ministry send contributions to the Missouri United Methodist Conference Office, 3601 Amron Court, Columbia, MO 65202. Baby Grace is a Conference Advance Special and is listed on the form sent to all church treasurers every month. Click this link view a 3 minute video about this ministry: http://www.momissioncast.com/?p=261.
16/11/11 15:09 Filed in: Joplin, Tornado, Disaster, VIM
Tim and Ellie Brubaker of Michigan have come to Joplin to help with tornado clean up. They plan to be with us until Thanksgiving and then return to Missouri after Christmas if they are still needed. They are currently working with the Joplin Disaster Relief Coordinator, Jamie Piper, to help with volunteer teams. Tim has become a master at keeping the skid loaders operating and useful as we continue to help land owners remove concrete foundations from their property before the December 31 deadline. They bring with their experiences from helping after Hurricane Katrina, the tornado in Greensburg Kansas, and other storms along the Gulf Coast. We would like to thank Tim and Ellie for time in Missouri and their openness to helping the survivors of the tornado.