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North Highland United Methodist Church
Friday, December 15, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

     The Mission Committee usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.

The next meeting is Tuesday, December 5 at 5:30.

Our annual Coats for Kids kicks off with the Gypsy Day parade. Here are ways you can be a part of this church-wide mission and outreach project:
· Provide coats—gently used with all zippers working, snaps/buttons intact, and clean.
· You are welcome to purchase coats or give monetary donations to the Missions Committee. Children’s coats are a priority—    generally we run short of older elementary boys’ coats.
· Caps, mittens, gloves may also be donated. Again gently used and clean is acceptable.
· Take part in “first sort” on Saturday October 21, 10 a.m.
· Sign up to assist with sorting the last week of Oct/first week of November.
· Take home coats that come to us in need of washing, and wash/dry them.
· Volunteer to pick up coats around town at donation sites. (Please speak to Kristie Scher-benske or Pastor Lou if you can assist with this).
· The give away is Saturday November 4, 9-noon. We can always use volunteers!
 Spotlight on . . . The Missions Committee
 The purpose of the Missions Committee is to serve others and to provide opportunities for people at North Highland to contribute to the service of others in our area, across the country, and throughout the world.
 Projects of the Missions Committee include, but are not limited to, the following:
1)       Kit Collection for the Annual In-Gathering held each September at Dakota Wesleyan University. These include sewing kits, layette kits, school kits, health kits, and flood buckets (or the money to purchase supplies for flood buckets).
2)       Annual NHUMC Rummage Sale which is held on a week-end in March or April. Money from this sale goes towards the Mission Committee’s projects. 
3)       Coats for Kids Give-Away. People who have gently used coats are encouraged to deposit them in the box in the entry of K-Mart, Kens, and the Aberdeen Credit Unions. The coats are then displayed at North Highland and people who need coats are welcomed to come and select one. The rest of the coats are taken to the Tree of Life Ministries.
4)       Shoebox Christmas Project. People are encouraged to bring items for preschool to teen-age years that would fit in a shoebox. The shoeboxes are then given to students at Enemy Swim Day School (K-8). Also receiving shoeboxes are the  Enemy Swim Pre-School, and Enemy Swim Head Start. Also contributing to this effort are many churches in the Dakotas Conference including Bath, Milbank, Howard, Eureka, Clark, Bowdle, Hitchcock, and Gayville-Volin. The shoeboxes are delivered to Enemy Swim by members of the Missions Committee and anyone else who would like to go.
Chairperson: Ron
Members: Carol, Brenda W. Nelda, Al & Kristie

Check out The Mission Tree page for this month's Mission focus.

The Mission Committee serves as the sponsor of the UMCOR Coffee Project  at NHUMC.  As recommended by UMCOR, North Highland serves Equal Exchange coffee.

   The Missions Committee seeks ways
to involve the church
in local, national,
and international missions
through education, financial support,
and involvement.

Membership on this committee is not limited in number.