First United Methodist Church of Rice Lake
Monday, November 20, 2017
We are a people called to know and share God's love.

Outreach

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. 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.
          
          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!!
  

"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.  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 $40 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.  Voucher can be used for: School supplies (paper, pencils, paste, etc), Backpacks, and/or 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 at: http://www.benjamins-house.org/ 
 

Caring Closet
We also collect supplies for the Rice Lake High School for those students who might need some personal hygiene products. Each church or organization involved in this project chose a month during the year to help stock up these important and badly needed items.  We had February.  

Feed Our Kids Backpack Program

We will be participating in the Backpack Program to help provide nutritious food to kids over the weekends where they may not get healthy meals.  This program operates under the auspices of the Boys and Girls Club in Rice Lake.  Donations can be sent to: Feed Our Kids, c/o Boys and Girls Club, PO Box 734, Rice Lake, WI 54868.  Indicate Feed Our Kids on the check memo line.