December 2019 Outreach and Mission Highlights

DECEMBER MISSION FOCUS – “JESUS GIFT”
This is a special opportunity for you to give a “Jesus Gift” to support our Missions. These gifts are a great way for you to help jump start Missions for 2019! Gifts can be designated by the donor to any of the following special emphases highlighted by the Mission Team:
* DUMC Preschool Scholarship
* King George Social Services
* Thurman Brisben Center
Please make checks payable to Dahlgren UMC with a notation in the memo line to the ministry you wish to support.

CHRISTMAS FOOD FOR LOCAL FAMILIES
There is a great need in King George County to families who don’t always qualify for help from Social Services yet still need some Holiday help with food. DUMC will be helping a few of these families with Christmas meals. These families all have young children. The turkeys have been donated. Sign up lists are on the table in the atri-um to help with the sides and desserts for these meals. Thank you in advance for continuing to help those in need right here in our community.

FREE MEALS IN THE COUNTY
Free meals are being served Monday – Friday to children up to age 17 at two schools in the county. This began on November 18th. Adults can purchase meals for only $2.50! Hot full meals are served at King George High School from 2:40 – 4:00 PM, and King George Elementary from 3:40 – 4:30 PM.

SHEEP’S PEN UPDATE
From now until Christmas the Sheep’s Pen will be open weekly on Fridays 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon, weather permitting. The Sheep’s Pen is located in the little brown building behind the church. Gently used items from books to toys, clothes to household items, and lots more are available. All items are donated and all pro-ceeds go to the church.

THURMAN BRISBEN DONATIONS
Thurman Brisben always has a need for bath towels, twin bed sheets and blankets. They can be gently used. Please deposit these items in the box in the atrium. Thank you.

FOOD CHEST
DUMC FOOD CHEST supports King George Social Services (KGSS) FOOD BANK. The need for food continues.  Please rmember to bring a can or two of protein food to the church and place in the large brown chest in the atrium at the base of the stairs.  And thanks to all who helped us exceed our 2019 goal of  3000 pounds