“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” ―
Soup Kitchen Ministry
The Winnemucca Ministerial Association Soup Kitchen, which is housed in our downstairs social hall and kitchen, is open on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6 PM, serving free meals downstairs in our social hall to any who attend. Various civic, school, and church groups come once a month to safely prepare and serve the meals. Members of our church will be cooking and serving dinner on Tuesday, May 16th from 5 to 7:30 PM. Please call or text Pastor Judy at (916) 718-3797 if you are also interested in helping.
GriefShare Session concludes on May 25th
Our 13-week session of GriefShare (a faith-based grief support group) began in mid-February and runs through May 25th on Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM. At each session there will be a light dinner. We watch a 40-minute video featuring Christian counselors and lay people sharing their experiences with grief and how they found comfort and strength through their faith in Christ. A confidential time of sharing and supporting each other follows, along with discussion of the home exercises based on scripture reflections completed during the week. Everyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend. Please let Pastor Judy know if you are interested in coming.
Church Food Pantry
We are always seeking donations for our church office food pantry. This ministry provides canned and non-perishable food items to people in need who might not be able to access our Community Food Bank. Items to be donated may include, but are not limited to: canned soup/stew/ravioli; bottled water, fruit/jello/pudding cups; canned fruit/vegetables; breakfast bars. Please remember any canned items should have a pull-top (not requiring a can opener).
NAMI Family Support Group
Our NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets in-person every Friday at 4 PM in the church conference room. This confidential support group is for those with loved ones struggling with mental illness or issues requiring them to need psychiatric care. For more information speak to Pastor Judy.
The NAMI Warmline is a stigma-free, non-crisis, phone service you can call or text at 775-241-4212 to speak one-on-one with a NAMI WNV CARES Operator. The Warmline is staffed by trained peers in recovery, who provide support to peers by telephone. All phone calls received are kept confidential and callers remain anonymous. Knowing someone cares can motivate us to carry on in recovery. The Warmline is not a crisis line. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, please contact 911.
Aluminum Can Recycling
Our church collects aluminum cans for redemption to support the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund which is utilized to assist individuals with gas & other travel expenses, short-term lodging and utility bill payments. Parishioners can bring their bagged collections to the church and place them in the room next between the Sunday School Classroom and the Conference Room.
Clothes, Jackets, Sleeping Bags, etc.
Low income folks and the homeless in our community are often in need of cold weather clothes, gloves, socks, jackets, blankets, sleeping bags and camping tents. Items can be left in the social hall on the tables under the bulletin board for our soup kitchen guests.
UMCOR: Humanitarian Support for Ukraine
United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.
Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:
- Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450
- By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
- By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given through the United Methodist church. 100% of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.