Elizabeth Memorial is continuously participating in numerous outreach projects, some year-round, others seasonally.
Mission projects were on track in December and throughout 2020 in spite of the COVID 19 pandemic. The outpouring of support from the EMUMC congregation helped the Covenant House Food Pantry with 2,556.8 pounds of nonperishable food plus reusable tote bags, dishes, pots and pans, and rolling suitcases. EMUMC Heart and Hand Food Pantry donations totaled 812.5 pounds for 2020--new records for both pantries in this year when food needs escalated.
Eight EMUMC volunteers helped Heart and Hand on December 10 by ringing the bell for donations to the red kettle for Heart and Hand at Riverwalk Kroger's.
Residents of Oakwood Terrace Apartments received gift cards and a written Christmas blessing as EMUMC volunteers worked with those from three other churches to ensure a Merry Christmas for all.
Five families received Christmas gifts from their wish lists selected for them by EMUMC parishioners who participated in the Adopt a Family program through Covenant House.
Twenty children at Sojourners Shelter on Christmas Eve found stocking stuffers thanks to 45-50 books, activity books, gloves, hats, toy cars, and more donated by EMUMC parishioners.
Manna Meal was able to offer a delicious Christmas meal to even more of Charleston's hungry with the two large hams and vegetables donated by an EMUMC member.
Thanks to everyone who gave of their time, effort, and resources in 2020 to help the less fortunate in the Kanawha Valley.
Books for the Little Library are needed. There is a basket in the Narthex under the coat rack for donations. Valerie Roberts is managing our little library (located to the left of our parking lot entrance). Please see her if you have questions.
Starting Sunday, Nov. 1, the fishbowl will be out on the Sundays we have drive-up communion. Or you may submit your Two-Cents-a-Meal offering with your regular offering to the church office - just be sure to designate that's what it's for!
John and Margie Turley delivered our church's collection of laundry pods, dryer sheets and Shout to the WV Veteran's Home in Barboursville. While they were not allowed past the security gate, the assistant recreation director gratefully accepted the donations from our church.
Other Monthly Offerings We Participate In:
1st Sunday -- Money left at the altar rail goes to our Good Samaritan Fund
4th Sunday -- Our 2 cents/Meal Collection; simply place 2 cents for each meal you enjoy throughout the month in a container, bring your offering on the last Sunday of the month, and we donate this offering to Manna Meal.