Wednesday Night Community Meals
 
Community meals are served every
Wednesday evening from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 
 
This is a ministry where citizens throughout the community and area churches join together to serve a meal once a week. We hope to reach out and touch the lives to those in need, are hungry for a warm meal, or perhaps just need some conversation. We are always looking for volunteers to help prep, serve and/or clean-up.
 
If you would like to help, call the church office at 217-543-3159.
 
COMMUNITY MEALS MENU
 
 
Check us out on Facebook on Wednesdays to see what we are serving that day!
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY MEALS NEWS
 
 
 

The first Community Meal was served in our new dining hall on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

We served 344 people!

 
 

Community Meals News update

In 2017, Wednesday night Community Meals served about 12,039 meals!…

The volunteers are wonderful and have helped serve so many who were hungry…What amazing people!



AUMC Appreciation Dinner: July 19, 2017

 
On July 19, we got to test our new kitchen and host meals in our new dining hall! We had an appreciation dinner for our construction workers, those who donated to our fund, helped move or clean – or any other way that others may have been involved. We served dinner to 130 people!… After our “run-through,” we are now ready for Community Meals to begin again on Wednesday, July 26. 


We are almost there!

 
 
The new addition is almost ready! We are having a moving party on Friday, July 14 to move everything from downstairs to upstairs. Then, the Health Department will be coming in to do a walk- through. 
 
We hope to open up our new addition on Wednesday, July 26 to begin Community Meals once again…


ALL HANDS ON DECK, FRIDAY July 14

 
 
 
We are planning a MOVING PARTY!
 
The time we have been anxiously awaiting has arrived.
 
This Friday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., everyone is invited and any help you can provide is needed. Join in for the entire time, stay for just a little bit, whatever you can do to help! Young hands, old hands, strong hands, weak hands, energetic hands, tired hands, wise hands and not-so-wise hands.  We need all hands on deck (or in the kitchens)!
 

This should give everyone plenty of time to get to the fair Friday evening !

Please let Steffanie or Arlone know if you have any questions/comments/concerns!

See you

Friday,

Steffanie



More additions to our building!

It is hard to believe that our new addition is almost complete! The new floor has been put down in the dining hall, cabinets are up in the kitchen and the coffee bar is on its way to being complete… We also have a storage cabinet for our sound system and there are doors separating the sanctuary from the new building!
 
 
 
 
 


Community Meals served 15,084 meals in 2016!

Steffanie & Pastor Bruce counted the number of meals served in 2016 –Approximately 15,084 meals were served!  It is a blessing  that we have been able to provide this outreach within the community to so many people and touch their lives. 
 


Community Meals receives 30 turkeys!

 
Community Meals were blessed with 30 turkeys from CHI. We had volunteers who helped cooked, carve and clean up on  Sun, Jan 22 after worship—
 
Thank you to all of those who helped!   And  we thank CHI– we are grateful for their donation. 



 
 
 
Wednesday Night Community Meals
 
Community meals are served every
Wednesday evening from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 
 
This is a ministry where citizens throughout the community and area churches join together to serve a meal once a week. We hope to reach out and touch the lives to those in need, are hungry for a warm meal, or perhaps just need some conversation. We are always looking for volunteers to help prep, serve and/or clean-up.
 
If you would like to help, call the church office at 217-543-3159.
 
COMMUNITY MEALS MENU
 
 
Check us out on Facebook on Wednesdays to see what we are serving that day!
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY MEALS NEWS
 
 
 

The first Community Meal was served in our new dining hall on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

We served 344 people!

 
 

Community Meals News update

In 2017, Wednesday night Community Meals served about 12,039 meals!…

The volunteers are wonderful and have helped serve so many who were hungry…What amazing people!



AUMC Appreciation Dinner: July 19, 2017

 
On July 19, we got to test our new kitchen and host meals in our new dining hall! We had an appreciation dinner for our construction workers, those who donated to our fund, helped move or clean – or any other way that others may have been involved. We served dinner to 130 people!… After our “run-through,” we are now ready for Community Meals to begin again on Wednesday, July 26. 


We are almost there!

 
 
The new addition is almost ready! We are having a moving party on Friday, July 14 to move everything from downstairs to upstairs. Then, the Health Department will be coming in to do a walk- through. 
 
We hope to open up our new addition on Wednesday, July 26 to begin Community Meals once again…


ALL HANDS ON DECK, FRIDAY July 14

 
 
 
We are planning a MOVING PARTY!
 
The time we have been anxiously awaiting has arrived.
 
This Friday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., everyone is invited and any help you can provide is needed. Join in for the entire time, stay for just a little bit, whatever you can do to help! Young hands, old hands, strong hands, weak hands, energetic hands, tired hands, wise hands and not-so-wise hands.  We need all hands on deck (or in the kitchens)!
 

This should give everyone plenty of time to get to the fair Friday evening !

Please let Steffanie or Arlone know if you have any questions/comments/concerns!

See you

Friday,

Steffanie



More additions to our building!

It is hard to believe that our new addition is almost complete! The new floor has been put down in the dining hall, cabinets are up in the kitchen and the coffee bar is on its way to being complete… We also have a storage cabinet for our sound system and there are doors separating the sanctuary from the new building!
 
 
 
 
 


Community Meals served 15,084 meals in 2016!

Steffanie & Pastor Bruce counted the number of meals served in 2016 –Approximately 15,084 meals were served!  It is a blessing  that we have been able to provide this outreach within the community to so many people and touch their lives. 
 


Community Meals receives 30 turkeys!

 
Community Meals were blessed with 30 turkeys from CHI. We had volunteers who helped cooked, carve and clean up on  Sun, Jan 22 after worship—
 
Thank you to all of those who helped!   And  we thank CHI– we are grateful for their donation. 



 
 
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GodsCloset
 
AUMC GOD’S CLOSET
OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS from 3:00 – 5pm.
 
God’s closet carries children sized and adult-sized clothing. We also have kitchen supplies, coats and bedding from time to time too. If you have a need, please let us know and we will do our best to try to help you.
 
Donations are accepted.
 
If you are in need or know someone who is, come on by on Wednesdays.
God’s Closet is located downstairs in the basement.
 
 
For more information, call the church office at 543-3159.
Office hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-4p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Latest news from GOD’S CLOSET
 

 

May 2018 News from God’s Closet

 
We have had a busy month with many large donations of bedding, pillows, blankets, sheets, several afghans and place mats coming in. Many of these donations left the closet pretty fast!

 

We also have had several donations of kitchen items such as dishes, silverware, glasses, pitchers, pots and pans, coffee pots and dish towels. If anyone has items in their kitchen that they do not use, we would be happy to “pass it on” to others.

 

Spring is on the way and we are in need of spring and summer clothing for children from birth to teenager. When this type of clothing gets donated, it goes out fast and the parents and children are so happy to receive the donations!

We thank everyone who has donated to the Closet so that we can continue to help others. God bless all!                                                                                                     
 
In His Service,
Iris Ramsey

 



News from God’s Closet: April 2018

 

Can you believe April is about here?! We have received many large donations this past month. We still are welcoming summer clothing for children. I have been putting winter clothing in storage boxes to make room for spring and summer items.

 

There is still a need for baby items such as diapers, bedding, blankets and clothing for birth to age 2 or 3 for both boys and girls.

 

Thank you to all of those who have donated kitchen items. They have been received with pleasure!

Also, thank you to Dr. & Connie Winfield for the dental supplies.

 
I wish everyone a happy Easter with God’s blessing!
 
 
In His Service, 
Iris Ramsey

 




 

 
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AUMC CRAFTY CRAFTERS 
 
The Crafty Crafters meet Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. They are famously known for their Microwave Pot Holders. In November, they put on their annual Christmas Craft Bazaar where they sell their handmade crafts and baked goods. Shoppers can also purchase the traditional lunch of ham loaf or escalloped chicken.
 
The Crafty Crafters stay busy throughout the year creating imaginative works of art that include anything from snowmen, quilts, Christmas ornaments, pot holders and any other craft that they can think up. They have raised money from their sales which has been donated to various causes.
 
 
Read the news article covering the bazaar
written by the Herald and Review:
 
 
 
2016 Spirit of the Holidays Bazaar Photo Gallery