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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 
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Mission Dinner

Please come be the hands and feet of Christ in our community!  Serve food or drinks, visit with guests, cook, clean up, etc.  Most volunteer duties take less than 2 hours. You can also donate homemade desserts or funds to buy food and supplies.  

Mission Dinners are held on the 3rd Monday of every month in the Fellowship Hall at Eureka United Methodist Church.  We would love for you to come be a part of this mission ministry!  To date, we have served over 15,000 MEALS!

For more detailed information on each task assignment, please click here.  You may sign up at the Connections table, via SignUpGenius.com online and search for skdudley@att.net (or email Susan Dudley at skdudley@att.net). 

Thank you for your service!

 

Mission Dinner Information

Our monthly Mission Dinner provides a wonderful way for you and your family to serve others in our community. This dinner serves families we minister to through the Eureka Food Pantry and others in our community. We provide a full dinner at no charge to these amazing families! We typically serve several hundred meals during these dinners; there is plenty to do! This is a great way to serve others, to meet new people, and yes...we have fun, too!   

Register here to serve at the Mission Dinner.


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Food Pantry

The Eureka Food Pantry serves numerous varieties of canned and non-perishable foods year-round fresh, locally grown produce in the summer and fall. 

The Eureka Food Pantry is in the basement of EUMC (the south side of the building in the basement), but it is a community asset. 

Anyone is welcome, and the food pantry serves over 100 Eureka, Wildwood, and Pacific residents and families.

Director: Audrey Bell (636)221-9883

Hours of Operation**:

          Tuesday            9:00am - 11:30am
          Wednesday      6:00pm - 8:00pm
          Thursday         9:00am - 11:30am

**The Food Pantry is closed the last two weeks in November and the last two weeks in December.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with the food pantry, please contact Audrey Bell  (636)221-9883.


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Boy Scout Troop 322

Troop 322 is a recognized troop within the Boy Scouts of America. The troop is sponsored by and chartered through the Eureka United Methodist Church in Eureka, Missouri.  Troop 322 is part of the New Horizon’s district of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. Our meetings are usually from 7:00 to 8:30 on Tuesday nights.

Click here to visit Boy Scout Troop 322's website. 


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Adult Mission Trips

 

PANAJACHEL, GUATEMALA 2018

The Mission Guatemala trip to Panajachel was a great success and we appreciate all of those who volunteered their time to this wonderful mission.   We had three 'fun' days build into the trip in addition to the 5 days of working side by side with the local people on projects that contribute to their community.  

For an overview of last year's work see 2016 Mission Trip.

Each member of last year's team returned with more than they gave.

"It was humbling to finally be the one giving help rather than just taking it.  Probably my biggest take away was seeing these people who have nothing compared to me and yet they always has a smile on their face!" 
       -- Jonathan, member of 2016 team

"For me it was understanding I was finding my source of happiness in the wrong places."
      -- Corey, member of the 2016 team


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. 

For more information about St. Louis' AA programs, visit the St. Louis Central Service Office website, or call their main line at (314)647-3677.  You can find local meetings here.


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Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Click here to visit Feed My Starving Children's website. 

EUMC typically sends several groups of youth and adults to pack meals at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manchester. To find out more about these mobile packing events, click here.  

The most recent meal packing event (October 2017) was very successful! Over 816,480 meals were packaged! Check out where the meals were sent by reading the thank you letter from Feed My Starving Children Team below.

We will be partnering with Feed My Starving Children again in October 2018.

 JOIN OUR LENTEN CHALLENGE!  More information here!

FROM THE FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN TEAM:

Dear Feed My Starving Children Pack Partners,

With your help in 2017, at the pack hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran, together we packed 816,480 meals!!!  This means that 2,237 kids were fed for a year.  Those 816,480 meals were sent to children in the following locations:  217,728 meals went to Syria to Love in Action International;  132,192 meals went to El Salvador to Cross International;  217,728 meals went to Haiti to Love A Child;  and 248,832 meals went to Guatemala to Food for the Poor!  What a blessing to those most desperately in need.  As you can see the FMSC food has made a life and death difference to so many children around the world.

Our pack dates in 2018 will be Wednesday October 10 through Sunday, October 14.  Our prayerful goal for 2018 is 850,000 meals ($187,000) so that 2,329 kids will be fed for a year!!!  This would be an increase from 2017 of 92 additional children fed for a year!  Please share this information, and the attached Lenten Challenge, to the members of your congregation.  If you collect your member’s donations, please write checks to Feed My Starving Children Pack # 1810-094AU. Mail all checks from your congregation to:  Attn:  Carrie Wiggins, Feed My Starving Children, 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL  60504.  

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support as,  together, we work to  eradicate hunger . . . one child at a time!

Joyfully in Christ,

Chaplain Suzie Everingham and the Feed My Starving Children Team

 


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Mother's Day Out is available Monday-Friday 9am - 1pm. 

For more information, please contact Marsha at 314-412-0887 or Andrea at 314-650-8765.  The cost is $19 per day.


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