Area Church News

Next Rainbow House distribution

set to move back inside on July 27 

The Rainbow House Food Pantry, sponsored by The United Methodist Church of Frankston, has announced that on Tuesday, July 27, the food pantry clients will be once again coming inside the Family Life Center to not only be able to access food but also clothes, free books and magazines and an opportunity for blood pressure/blood sugar checkups.

Many clients and the volunteers have expressed excitement about the upcoming change after months of service at curbside due to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Depending on guidelines from medical experts, both volunteers and clients may still be cautioned to wear masks and observe social distancing, particularly if they have not received full COVID-19 vaccinations and the percentage of vaccinations in the state and some area counties do not improve drastically from the some 50 percent or less calculated in latest figures. Also a factor will be the spread of the latest deadly variants possibly getting a foothold in the state, among the unvaccinated.

Rainbow House sponsors have noted that as food prices increase, so do the prices paid at the food bank. Donations  of food or money may be considered by anyone wanting to help keep the shelves at the Rainbow House replenished.

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Frankston UMC youth, friends schedule

U. M. ARMY, summer activities, events

Youth and and their friends of The United Methodist Church of Frankston will be having a busy start to summer activities, according to Greg Martin, youth director.

U. M. ARMY, United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth, will be the week of July 18 in which youth will be offering their help for residents of the city of Orange, Texas, Martin said. He said he will be putting together a list of items required by those participating, including a tool kit, cleaning kit and first aid kit, to be announced locally later.

United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY) is a national youth mission organization that offers summer mission opportunities for youth, young adults and adults across the United States. This summer, due to the travel concerns with the pandemic, U.M. ARMY is offering local mission opportunities for youth groups. 

Safety precautions will be observed due to the ongoing risks of the COVID pandemic in Texas and nearby states.

Martin said that regular local church youth meetings will be moved to Wednesday nights. One special event will be hosted each month on a Saturday, open to the community. Ideas for these events include a 3x3 basketball tournament, volleyball tournament, basic cooking classes, movie nights, Easter event, and community projects similar to the youth mission week held last summer. Martin said he is open to input for other ideas.

A United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) school year kickoff party is being planned for late August. The youth director said details will be forthcoming as the event gets closer.

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Carter BloodCare, UMC Frankston

schedule local Blood Drive on Aug. 6

Carter BloodCare will again be at the Family Life Center of The United Methodist Church of Frankston for a Blood Drive on Friday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the southeast corner of East Main and Weldon Streets.

Church sponsors say that Carter BloodCare is in critical need of blood. They say that in the midst of such dire circumstances, the blood center is showing appreciation to those individuals who donate blood by providing no-cost COVID-19 antibody testing on successful donations.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment before arriving. If online access is available, they should complete the online questionnaire prior to their appointment via QuickScreen at qs.carterbloodcare.org .

Anyone who has contracted COVID-19 and is fully recovered is eligible to donate blood 28 days after all symptoms have disappeared, the blood center stated. Individuals, fully-recovered from COVID-19, may be interested in convalescent plasma donations, they suggest.

To schedule an appointment online, go to http://www.carterbloodcare.org/ or call (903) 363-0400 or (903) 876-2235 . (See Flyer HERE )

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RAINBOW HOUSE — The Rainbow House Food Pantry of The United Methodist Church of Frankston was held on Tuesday, June  22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church Family Life Center. During the day 52 families made up of 164 people were served. Rainbow House distribution for July will be on the fourth Tuesday, July 27, barring complications.  The Rainbow House will be moving inside the Family Life Center again for those needing to receive their goods. Some prevailing COVID-19 guidelines may still be in effect, depending on unforeseen circumstances.

 (More information HERE  )


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