At Watsontown United Methodist Church, we love to share, not our of obligation, but out of our love for our neighbor, and as a demonstration of God’s love for us. Read on for descriptions of a number of giving opportunities with ministry partners who are already engaged in wonderful acts of service. Please consider donating to these wonderful causes, and we certainly encourage you to look further in to the supported ministries and consider serving with them, as well!
Bags of Bubbles – Members of our church community collect personal care items to be donated to Women In Transition and Haven Ministries (local shelters). Donations are collected in the box in the lobby. Commonly needed items include: shampoo, body wash, deodorant, powder, cotton swabs, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, etc. Contact Sue Hefty at 570-660-9036 with any questions about the Bags of Bubbles ministry.
Operation Christmas Child. Annualy, we fill shoe boxes for boys and girls with toys, clothing, personal care items, school supplies, etc. No toothpaste, candy, or war-related toys. Boxes go to children all over the world. Visit Samaritan’s Purse website (www.samaritanspurse.org) to learn more. Contact Ruth Ann Mowery at 570-649-5900 with any questions about Operation Christmas Child
Angel Tree – Annually, we partner with the local school district to identify areas of need for some of the district’s students (they remain anonymous to us), and we collect both needed winter items (socks, mittens, hats, etc.) and requested gifts to provide a meaningful Christmas for those who may not otherwise have much. Contact the church office (570-538-1017) for additional information.