Simsbury UMC
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Volunteers in Missions (VIM)

Uganda Medical Supplies Drive is Underway!

Your donations will help the team treat those in need during their medical mission in Sep/Oct. They will also stock the “pharmacy” shelves at the Guiding Light Orphans clinic, in addition to the medications we will purchase “in country”. The collection of over-the-counter supplies will begin Sunday, July 8 and continue through the summer. A handy shopping list is available on the collection box in Wesley Hall and by clicking here. Please only new, unopened/unused medications that are not expired or expiring within 6 months can be accepted. Generic and store-brand products are fine. Monetary donations are always welcome; simply write "Uganda Medical" in the memo line, or on the envelope if giving cash, and drop it in the plate or mail it to the office. If you have any questions, please call Michelle in the church office at 860.651.3356.


2016 Uganda Mission! (NEW!!!)
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Final Welcome Gathering For Pastor Gene

Please join us for our final informal parties to get to know Gene, Erin, Isaac & Amelia and let them get to know you as well! Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time.  All are welcome. See you there!

Saturday, August 18: 2:00- 4:00 pm

Snacks & refreshments hosted by Jan Bennett & Susan Samuel

10 Alderman Lane - East Granby

Contact Jan 860.658.0292 or Susan 860.653.9390



Covenant to Care Backpack Drive

Summer vacation will begin soon, but it is not too early to plan our backpack drive supporting children in need. Covenant to Care for Children (CCC) has once again asked if we’ll provide LL Bean backpacks that they will fill with school supplies. Our goal this year is to collect 80 backpacks!! I know we can do it! LL Bean is having it's summer sale on backpacks now thru August 19! Use Promo Code KIDS25 to get 25% off Deluxe Book Packs. As always, comparable brand backpacks are appreciated. We can always shop for you; simply write "CCC backpack" in the check memo line, or on an envelope when giving cash, and drop it in the plate. Starting in August, a collection box for the backpacks will be located in Wesley Hall. To get the packs stuffed and to the kids before school starts, the collection deadline is Sunday, August 19