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 (next collection date is May 1, 2016). 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.
Dress Ministry – In some countries, little girls are not always valued. Help to show them that they are worthy by giving them a new T-shirt dress. A brand new dress can give them confidence and a feeling of self-worth, and is one small way that we can share God’s love and care for them. Thus far, suitcases full of dresses have been sent with missionary groups to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Mexico. You can help sew or donate large suitcases with wheels (these will not be returned!), donate T-shirts and fabric, or donate funds to cover baggage fees. Contact Linda Smith (570-538-1017 x6) for additional information.
Sewing / Knitting Ministry – If you can sew, knit, or crochet, help is needed to make blankets and hats for newborn babies at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. Susquehanna Health is in need of walker totes, and Mission Central is in need of cloth tote bags. A free pattern is available at this link: (http://missioncentral.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/School-Kit-and-School-Bag-Instructions.pdf). Contact Linda Smith (570-538-1017 x6) for additional information.
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 Linda Smith (570-538-1017 x6) for additional information.