DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME THERE IS A NEED FOR MASKS TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY PLEASE CONSIDER OFFERING YOUR TALENTS TO HELP FILL THIS NEED. SEE THE FACEBOOK CONNECTIONS PAGE FOR DETAILS
 
 We support local, regional, national and global missions serving others through special offerings and giving of our time and talents.  Examples:
 
LOCAL 
Helping Hands Giveaway
Families getting ready for the new school year can take part in the annual event offering back packs, school supplies, gently used clothing, hygiene items and household items. The first day is reserved for people referred by social services.  The second day is open to all. UPDATE:  Over 200 book bags full of school supplies were given out to Houston County families.  The Helping Hands Giveaway was a huge success thanks to all the volunteers that provided items and labor to accomplish setup , tear down and countless hours of sorting and sizing clothing items.  Congratulations on a job well done.
 
Habitat for Humanity
A team is forming to help build the SPRING GROVE HERITAGE HOUSE this summer.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to volunteer. Experience is not necessary. There will be jobs for all abilities. Keep watching for more details.
 
Meals on Wheels
Prepared meals are delivered to persons enrolled in this program by our church on Tuesday.
 
Houston County Food Shelf
Food drives
UPDATE***
The food drive held during the Eitzen 4th of July Parade was a huge success.  We collected $225.25 and 216# of food which were delivered to the Houston County SEMCAC foodshelf.  Summer is a time when food shelf donations are down, so this drive was very much appreciated.
 
Houston County Women's Resources
Agency supports women and children seeking a safe haven from difficult relationships.
 
REGIONAL
Emma Norton Services
An agency that supports women in their struggles to become self sufficient.
 
UMCOR
 The United Methodist Midwest Distribution Center in Illinois. Contribution of money and time at the distribution center. A group of 5 ladies spent several days working there in October of 2018 and plan on returning in 2019.
 
GLOBAL
Heifer Project
Sunday School kids collected funds to buy flocks of chickens as part of the heifer project.