A CALL FOR KITS!
Want to DO something to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the fires here in the West? Jesus calls us reach out to our neighbors, and offer HOPE, especially in times of need. The United Methodist Church has connections to make that possible.
There is a great need for Cleaning Buckets and Health Kits.
Many, many of you contributed this spring and brought supplies to annual conference. Now, we ask you to go the second mile and gather supplies again in September. You can simply gather the supplies, or gather the supplies and assemble the kits. Click on the links above for details.
The Yellowstone Conference clergy are gathering Oct. 4-6 at Fairmont Hot Springs, and we ask that all attendees bring the supplies to Fairmont. Dave Harvey from Bozeman UMC will collect all the supplies on Oct. 5 and take them to the UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City. If you cannot get supplies to Fairmont, please contact me, Sally McConnell, and we may be able to make arrangements to pick up your supplies at an earlier date somewhere else.
Gather your kids, the men and women of your church and community and see what a difference you can make. Share the love of God! Fill a bucket!
You can also make an online donation towards kit supplies on the UMCOR website.
ANOTHER WAY TO REACH OUT - BE TRAINED TO RESPOND
Come and train to be a part of an Early Response Team (ERT).
Yellowstone Conference needs an active ERT to help when disasters occur in our area. Click here to read more about ERT.
The mission of an Early Response Team is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.This team is neither a first response group of emergency workers nor a recovery rebuild or repair team; rather it fills a specific need in the early days after a disaster to establish the presence of the church.
Team training: Oct. 21 at Aldersgate UMC, Butte, MT 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Team Leader training: Oct. 20 at Aldersgate UMC, Butte, MT 5 p.m.to 9 p.m. (leaders must attend both trainings)
Please contact Nancy Flint if you plan to come so we can be sure there are materials for everyone.