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  February 2018  
Outreach / Community Missions

Outreach / Mission

    We try to be Christ's servants, striving to do as Jesus commands in
Mark 12:30-31, to 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ and ...‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 
  Carroll First United Methodist Church (FUMC) is involved in many outreach projects right here in our neighborhood and throughout the world.  Scroll down the page or click each title (to left) to read about a specific mission.  Read how we are helping the larger community and our world at Rainbow of Missions (below).



Compassionate Friends - We work in cooperation with Compassionate Friends in their ministry to those who have lost a someone such as a child to death.  Meet at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday, most months, at Carroll FUMC. (click image below)




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Crop Walk - Each October is the local CROP Walk.  A CROP Walker, or a sponsor, make a difference to uprooted families throughout the world ... with water resources development efforts in needed areas ... with the more than 3,200 local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites in the United States, including right here in Carroll County.  Click logo above for their web link. 


Want to reach out and do something? Donate or walk in this event to be a part of the change.
  Empowers our churches to reach out to the world and also to our own neighbors since 1960.  A CROP walk is a 3 mile walk around the community. It stands for C-Communities R-Responding to O-Overcome P-Poverty.  Crop Hunger Walks are the largest fund-raising event for Church World Service!
Secure pledges if you sign-up to walk or choose to make a donation (memo: Crop Walk).



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Food Pantry - Carroll Community of Concern (203 N US Highway 71) is an emergency pantry open to Carroll County residents. When making application you must show proof of residency and a photo I. D.  There are no income guidelines.  It is based on emergency needs.  Stop in or call them at 792-5150, open Monday-Friday 8:00-11:30 a.m.




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Habitat for Humanity - a nonprofit ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.  Build affordable housing for low-income families regardless of race or religion. Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. The Carroll County Affiliate is (PO Box 843) reachable at (712) 655-2857 or e-mail Click the logo below to connect to the international site.


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Every 30 seconds someone dies from Malaria! 

Imagine No Malaria-   Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary effort of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother.  

                                    Yearly Carroll FUMC runs a campaign to raise funds. (click image below)    



  Month of March:  $10/net

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Rainbow Covenant - We are proud to be a Rainbow Covenant church**.  Each color of the rainbow represents a different aspect of mission [click image below for details]: 

Red - World Advance Special Projects

Orange - National Advance Special Projects

Yellow - UMCOR Advance Special Projects

Green - World Hunger/Poverty Projects (WHP)

Blue - Iowa Advance Special Projects

Indigo - Parish Development Projects

Purple - Special Sunday Offering Projects

 Or link to our Rainbow Missions page to read where our church is helping.

More information is always available at [].

**Note:  Did you know that you can earmark a portion of your church offering to Missions?  Just note it on your check and know your money is being put to work helping others all over the world and here at home!  Thank you for your support!


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Thanksgiving Ingathering  

This annual collection is packed for shipping the first Saturday of November.  Local kit items need to be collected and packaged by the weekend prior for delivery to our nearest center (Greenfield UMC).  The last day to contribute items at our local church is October 20th so that the kits may be packaged and made ready for shipping before November's date.   Check out the Kit needs or view the Iowa United Methodist Conference website:          for details.




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Wherever there is a need, UMCOR is there to help provide relief.  From Tsunami's to earthquakes to floods to famine, we as a local church take special offerings to aid others in need throughout the world. 100% of the gifts are given to help the people.  Find out what UMCOR is doing in the world today by clicking the logo above.  


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Provide food and fellowship for those in low income housing.  To continue this ministry, volunteers and donations are needed.  Watch our newsletter and announcements for additional ministries




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