First United Methodist Church of Rice Lake
Thursday, March 30, 2017
We are a people called to know and share God's love.


Area Churchs for Emergency Outreach (ACEO)

The ACEO in conjunction with the Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to residents in the Rice Lake area.  This is a call back service.  The number is 715-434-2236.  Call and leave a message as to what your needs are and your phone number, and someone will get back to you.

We Share Food Pantry 

We have a basket in the narthex for donations to the Food Pantry.
     Gift of the Month
     *       January- cereal
     *       February- soup
     *       March- boxed meals like mac-n-cheese or tuna helper
     *       April- canned fruit
     *       May- personal items
     *       June- canned vegetables
     *       July- protein like beans, tuna, spam or peanut butter
     *       August- boxed meals
     *       September- cereal
     *       October- soup
     *       November- canned fruit
     *       December- soup
All donations are appreciated, they do not have to be from the gift of the month categories.
The We Share food pantry is located at 400 W. Coleman St, Rice Lake.  Their hours are Tuesday 10:30am-noon and Thursday 1:00pm- 2:30 pm.

"The Lunch Box"

Free hot meal on Tuesdays at Bethany Lutheran located at 35 West Messenger Street.
All churches associated with this project are assigned dates for which they provide the food and the help serving it.  Rayne Semple is our contact for this.
The Lunch Box is a ministry of "Community Connections of the Greater Rice Lake Area, Inc.


Paste, Paper, Pencils Project

This is a project done by our Missions Committee to help families in the Rice Lake area with school supplies.  With help from Shopko we are able to provide $30 vouchers per child to approved families.  There is an application to fill out that is available at the Food Pantry, Heart Island Enrichment Center, and the church office during the month of August.  Missions Committee does different fund raisers during the year to support this worthy cause.   
Items the voucher can be used for:
          *       School supplies (paper, pencils, paste, etc)
          *       Backpacks
          *       School clothes
For more information call the church office 715-234-3919

Benjamin House
We also sponsor a room at Benjamin House whose mission is: To work together as a non-profit agency with community organizations and individuals to provide housing opportunities for the homeless population in Barron County.
     Benjamin's House is a 24 hour supervised shelter which will include case management services.
     Each resident at the shelter receives assistance with goal setting, problem solving and connecting with area resources.
Benjamin House is located in Rice Lake and their number is 715-736-2437.  For more information go to their website 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Fill out the application form being careful to include all requested information.
Meet the application deadline of May 2.
Provide for two letters of recommendation by the application deadline.
One letter must be from a current or former teacher.
Allow those writing a recommendation adequate time to prepare a letter for you. Make sure they are aware of your application deadline and have them forward the recommendation to Starkey Memorial Scholarship, Rice Lake United Methodist Church, 1221 Wesley Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868.
Give yourself enough time to present yourself well in your application.
Please go to the Outreach page to print an application.