Jewett UMC has the spirit of giving

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By ROBERT A. DEFRANK
News-Herald Staff Writer
JEWETT – The Jewett United Methodist Church has been busy this holiday working with volunteers from across the community to help villagers enjoy some extra comforts during the season.
Tyna Patterson has been raising funds, purchasing and distributing toys for children with the help of the church for many years. About two years ago she teamed up with Freedom Curtis of People Helping People, a ministry inspired by her daughter Savannah. Proceeds from Curtis’ yard sale this fall went toward the toys. “The result has been a blessing and an abundance of toys to be distributed with the JUMC Christmas Baskets,” said Pastor Hester Hudson.
“This year, once again we assembled 50 (boxes), but we provided for more people than last year. Some boxes were for two families now living together or for grandparents and grandchildren. Each year the need grows, but we have been blessed with those willing to work with and through this ministry making it possible to provide an abundance of food and toys for the families,” said Hudson. Two crews from the congregation, in two days, assisted in packing the boxes.
In addition, Jewett’s UMC youth group, Helping Hands, was among those who livened up the holiday spirit by caroling through town. They take on various mission projects such as picking up litter around the village, doing chores around the church, making cards and gifts for the service personnel overseas and raising money for missionary Mindee Wright.
The youth group is presently recycling bottles and cans to raise money for mission projects. In the spring, they plan to help with the Jewett village cleanup project.
The Jewett United Methodist Church would like to thank all who contributed and labored. These include the Jewett Food Cupboard, The Village of Jewett and the village employees, Kids Inc., The Harrison-Jewett Elementary School, Faith Heaven Farm, Tyna Patterson and Freedom Curtis, New Rumley UM Church, Bethel UM Church, Reisbecks, private and anonymous donors. Funds were also raised through the JUMC Day Camp Duck Race and JUMC Thanksgiving Love Loaves for the baskets. Pastor Hudson also thanks all the faithful members of the congregation for their generous giving of time and gifts.

Jewett UMC has the spirit of giving
By ROBERT A. DEFRANKNews-Herald Staff Writer  JEWETT – The Jewett United Methodist Church has been busy this holiday working with volunteers from across the community to help villagers enjoy some extra comforts during the season. Tyna Patterson has been raising funds, purchasing and distributing toys for children with the help of the church for many years. About two years ago she teamed up with Freedom Curtis of People Helping People, a ministry inspired by her daughter Savannah. Proceeds from Curtis’ yard sale this fall went toward the toys. “The result has been a blessing and an abundance of toys to be distributed with the JUMC Christmas Baskets,” said Pastor Hester Hudson.“This year, once again we assembled 50 (boxes), but we provided for more people than last year. Some boxes were for two families now living together or for grandparents and grandchildren. Each year the need grows, but we have been blessed with those willing to work with and through this ministry making it possible to provide an abundance of food and toys for the families,” said Hudson. Two crews from the congregation, in two days, assisted in packing the boxes. In addition, Jewett’s UMC youth group, Helping Hands, was among those who livened up the holiday spirit by caroling through town. They take on various mission projects such as picking up litter around the village, doing chores around the church, making cards and gifts for the service personnel overseas and raising money for missionary Mindee Wright.The youth group is presently recycling bottles and cans to raise money for mission projects. In the spring, they plan to help with the Jewett village cleanup project.The Jewett United Methodist Church would like to thank all who contributed and labored. These include the Jewett Food Cupboard, The Village of Jewett and the village employees, Kids Inc., The Harrison-Jewett Elementary School, Faith Heaven Farm, Tyna Patterson and Freedom Curtis, New Rumley UM Church, Bethel UM Church, Reisbecks, private and anonymous donors. Funds were also raised through the JUMC Day Camp Duck Race and JUMC Thanksgiving Love Loaves for the baskets. Pastor Hudson also thanks all the faithful members of the congregation for their generous giving of time and gifts.

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