Next week, July 23-25 from 9am to noon each day will be First UMC’s 3 day mission work event for children and youth.  The children will have the chance to learn what a day in the life of a child from Sierra Leone is like, make books for children in schools in Uganda and Ghana which will also be distributed to schools in Story County for English Language Learners, and have a chance to learn more about Imagine No Malaria and make health and school kits for UMCOR.  If your child wants to attend any or all of the days, please let Nicole Smith know by Sunday July 21.

Supplies are needed for the health and school kits.  If you would like to donate supplies, here is the list of items needed.  Please have at the church no later than Tuesday, July 23rd.  Thanks!!

Health Kits

1 hand towel- 15”x25” up to 17”x27”; kitchen, cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable

1 washcloth

1 comb; comb needs to be sturdy, no pocket combs or picks please, rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable

1 metal nail file or clipper; no ember boards or toenail clippers please

1 bath size soap;  3 oz. and larger sizes only, do not remove from original packaging

1 toothbrush; adult size only, do not remove from original packaging

6 adhesive bandages; ¾” to 1” size, common household band aids

1 plastic bag; one gallon size sealable bags only

$1.00 to purchase toothpaste

 

School Kits

1 pair blunt scissors; rounded tip only, no plastic scissors please

3 pads of paper; 8 ½” X 11 spiral notebooks or top-bound pads, 150 sheets of loose leaf can be substituted for 1 pad, combinations of spiral, top bound or loose leaf is acceptable. No composition books

1 hand held pencil sharpener; must be at least one inch long, remove from packaging

1 – 30 centimeter ruler; hard or flexible, cartoon characters are acceptable, no advertisements please

6 unsharpened pencils; no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please. Cartoon characters are acceptable

1 – 2 ½” eraser; no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please. Cartoon characters are acceptable

1 – 24 count box of crayons. ONLY 24 count boxes please

1-14”x16” cloth bag; homemade or purchased bags are both acceptable. Heavy duty fabric only – denim, corduroy, drapery fabric, etc. No advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please. Closures are optional but must be buttons, snaps or Velcro sewn in middle of opening if used.