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FaithWorks Opportunities

Our next FaithWorks Sunday is November 28. On that day we can all get into the Holiday Spirit as we drop off toys for CCA or Methodist Children’s Home, drop off food for CCA, Metrocrest, or Coppell Cares and help sort the food, buy tamales from Christ’s Foundry, give blood through Carter BloodCare . . . So many ways to help our neighbors in this season.

Questions, contact Pastor Beth at bkellner@fumccoppell.org.

We need help on Sunday, November 28 to sort the food donations. Please sign up here.

Opportunities

Shop for gifts for CCA
Shop for gifts for Methodist Children’s Home
Bike Drive for Kids
Carter BloodCare Blood Drive
Tamales for sale from Christ’s Foundry
Food Drive for Metrocrest, CCA, and Coppell Cares

 

Supporting CCA this Christmas

You can offer hope to the community through donating items to the Christian Community Action (CCA) toy drive or by volunteering.

Toy Drive: If you are attending our live worship on Sunday morning, you can pick-up an ornament tag(s) after worship (beginning November 7); or you can find our list on-line here. Shop for the item listed and then return the item (not wrapped) with the tag attached (or note if item selected on-line) to the church office during office hours (Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm) or after worship on Sunday. If ordered through Amazon or AmazonSmile, gifts can be sent directly to the church.

Shipping address is:
First United Methodist Church
Note: CCA Christmas
420 S Heartz Rd
Coppell, TX 75019

We will accept gifts on Faith Works Sunday, November 28, or during the week of November 29 to the church office – please have gifts at the church no later than Thursday December 2. PLEASE do not drop in the area behind the chapel. These items will stock the CCA “Christmas Store” where underprivileged families who are enrolled in the CCA program can come get gifts for their kids.

Please contact Pastor Beth at bkellner@fumccoppell.org for additional information, or to arrange an alternate delivery time.

Volunteer: CCA has various volunteer openings for the holiday season. To sign up as a volunteer, go to ccahelps.org.

Methodist Children’s Home Adopt-A-Child For Christmas

First Coppell is partnering with Methodist Children’s Home again this Christmas to provide kids with clothes and gifts that will make their season bright! If you or your family would like to “adopt” and shop for a child, click here to sign up. You do not have to purchase everything on a child’s list but we encourage you to have 3 items for each child.

We will accept gifts on Faith Works Sunday, November 28, or during the week of November 29 to the church office – please have gifts at the church no later than Thursday December 2. All gifts need to be wrapped and tagged when delivered.  PLEASE do not drop items in the area by the chapel.

Bike Drive for Kids

Christmas is fast approaching and the United Methodist Men (UMM) are holding our annual BIKE DRIVE FOR KIDS again this year! The drive will benefit the Metrocrest Holiday Store, which serves low-income families in Coppell and surrounding communities. Every $100 given will provide a bike and helmet for one child.

WAYS TO GIVE

1. Online Giving

  • Go to FUMCCOPPELL.ORG, then scroll down and select GIVE ONLINE NOW.
  • Enter an amount to give, select Bike Drive from the FUND drop down, enter your email address, and press CONTINUE to enter payment information.

 2. Text FUMCC BIKE to 73256 and then following the instructions above to enter amount and payment information.

3. Mail a check (note – BIKE DRIVE) to the church office anytime before December 6 (420 S. Heartz Road, Coppell, TX 75019).

Blood Drive

Carter Blood Care will be here on November 28 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm. You must pre-register in order to give blood. Sign up here or scan the QR code.

COVID-19 Antibody testing available for all donors.

Donate blood for a chance to win a new Chevy Spark plus receive a $20 gas card.

Tamales for Sale

Provided by Christ’s Foundry

Sunday, November 28 in Wesley Hall
10 am-noon
$20 / dozen or $35 / 2 dozen
Cash, check, or credit cards accepted.
Donation Items

Click here to PDF list of the Donation Items.

CCA (Christian Community Action)

cereal
small bottles of cooking oil
ramen noodle soup (very requested item)
mac and cheese
hamburger helper

Metrocrest Services

canned fruit
canned vegetables
canned chicken
canned tuna
canned tomato sauce
canned soup
pasta
dried beans
mac & cheese
rice
cereal
peanut butter
clorox wipes
diapers
laundry soap
dish soap

Coppell Cares

Many students in the Coppell School District donʼt have the resources to bring snacks to school. Coppell Cares collects snacks for students during the school year.

Important Note: Due to continual changes in manufacturer packaging, please read the ingredient label of all snacks (including those on this list) to ensure that it does not contain any of the following: peanuts/nuts, peanut/nut butter, peanut oil, peanut/nut flour, peanut/nut meal, or any variety of the statements “contains peanuts,” “may contain traces of peanuts/nuts,” or “manufactured in a facility or on equipment that also processes peanuts (an/or other nuts).”

ALL ITEMS NEED TO  BE INDIVIDAULLY WRAPPED.

Fresh Fruit/Veggies
raisins, craisins, fruit snacks (Betty Crocker Brand, Target, Annieʼs Organic or Meijer Brand only) NOT KELLOGG

Pretzels, Chips, Crackers, Etc.
popchips, skinny pop popcorn, Smartfood popcorn, veggie sticks, Quaker rice snacks, Roy Gold pretzels, goldfish (pretzel kind), cheetos, pirateʼs booty, goldfish, triscuits, wheat thins, saltines, ritz crackers, Barnumʼs animal crackers, cheez-its, Annieʼs organic snacks, fritos, sun chips (original, sour cream, cheddar), tostitos

Bars
nutri-grain bars (apple, cherry, raspberry blueberry), pop tarts

Treats
Nabisco graham crackers, Nabisco honey maid graham crackers, Teddy Grahams (cinnamon, honey, chocolate, chocolatey chip, mini flavors), Chips ahoy, Oreos, Rice Crispy Treats, Vanilla wafers

Still have questions?

Contact

Beth Kellner
Associate Pastor
bkellner@fumccoppell.org

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