Northeast District Local Church & Community Events/Ministries

This web page is for local church and community events/ministries in the Northeast District. You may submit a brief paragraph about your church's event making sure to include dates, times, costs and locations as well as contact information. NOTE: Flyers cannot be posted and all submissions are subject to editing and inclusion.

 

HUNTERTOWN UMC FOOD AND CLOTHING MINISTRIES
16021 Lima Road . P.O. Box 426 . Huntertown, Indiana 46748
Phone: 260-637-3798 .  Fax: 260-637-0036
Web: www.huntertownumc.org
  
Our clothing outreach mission consists of three major ministries: The HUMC Clothing Ministry, “Christmas in Huntertown” andCareer Closet.These ministries coincide to reach out to serve and support not only individuals in need but many Fort Wayne and local area agencies. Because of our various ministries, nearly all household items and clothing are accepted for donation.   A drop off bin is located north of the church, next to the Gathering Place donation’s building. All items donated should be washed and in good condition.

CLOTHING MINISTRY
 
During 2010 our Clothing Ministry served 1,184 children and 720 adults for a total of 1,897 people.This does not include our Food Bank, Byron Health Center, Africa, area refugees, area homeless or Cross Borders partners which we support.
·         We distribute clothing at each Food Bank (twice a month).
·         Clothing/Furniture/Household items go to:
o    Area agency caseworkers
o    Food Bank clients (via special request)
o    Fire victims
o    Other community members
·         There is a delivery process in place from Huntertown to Fort Wayne area agencies/caseworkers.
·         Send email to missions@huntertownumc.org for more information.
 
CHRISTMAS IN HUNTERTOWN
 
Our 2nd Annual “Christmas in Huntertown” event served 276 families from agencies such as: SCAN, Catherine Kasper Place, Allen County Work Release, Blair Manor, Villages, Crossroads, FSSA, township assessors, referrals by school counselors, CASA, Lifeline youth, YWCA, Lutheran Social Services, Veteran’s Administration, Easter Seals ARC, and many referrals from the Northwest Allen Community.   This 2010 “Christmas in Huntertown” event impacted 1,204 people who had not been helped by other Christmas programs in the area. Gifts for teens, children and adults are acceptable donations. 
 
CAREER CLOSET
 
In 2010 our Career Closet ministry helped 222 individuals obtain interview or work attire (clothing from scrubs to suits for both women and men). During “Christmas in Huntertown”, an additional180 people were served, for a total for the year 2010 of 402. Send email to careercloset@huntertownumc.org for more information/to set appointment.
 
FOOD BANK
 
In 2010 our Food Bank ministryserved 1,634 families consisting of 5,887 people. Food Bank is held the 2nd Tuesday and last Saturday of each month (except for holiday months) from 9-11 a.m. at the Third Place (SE corner of SR3/Cedar Canyon Road).   The food bank is always in need of soups, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti and sauce, canned meats, canned fruits and veggies, boxed meals, cereal, and macaroni and cheese. Spaghetti sauce, fruit, shampoo and conditioner are items most needed each month. Donations may be dropped off at the Third Place in the grocery cart marked “Food Bank Donations”. 
 
For more information, to refer someone, to inquire about volunteer opportunities, or for a tour of our ministries,
EMAIL: missions@huntertownumc.org.

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