WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
You can begin ordering your wreaths now. Each wreath is $15, and checks must be made payable to Wreaths Across America. You can donate wreaths to be placed on graves at Ft Sam Houston, OR you can order wreaths to be placed on specific graves there. Please provide as much information as possible for grave specific, and write plainly. The folks at Wreaths Across America are not responsible for errors.
Let's hope every grave at Ft Sam will receive a wreath. Please tell your family and friends and share the order forms! The very last day to order is November 20, 2017. Just give your order form and check to an usher, the church office, or to Mary Hatch.
September Mission Focus
Cold Weather Shelter (CWS)
This ministry began in 2000 at Bethany UMC on Eisenhauer near I-35.
It provides our homeless neighbors a safe place to get out of the cold when temperatures reach 32 F and below. I know when it's 100 it's hard to think about providing a warmer place for a homeless person. Cold weather will be here before you know it.
They also provide:
· A warm appetizer at check in at 5 pm.
· A Laundry and showers
· A clothing pantry
· A hot meal at 7 pm
· Breakfast and a sack lunch to go.
The neighbors are gone by 8 am.
Each winter, the number of days the shelter is open depends on how cold the weather is. Last year it was only open 4 times with 30-40 clients each time.
Bethany UMC is a small church so any donations help keep this ministry going. They need a commercial washer and dryer to replace their old ones. They always need men's white socks, gloves, hats (darker colors), paper back books and magazines, men's jeans, general assortment of clothes, warm jackets; laundry detergent, paper plates, bowls, plastic utensils, toilet tissue and paper towels.
If you would like to help, write your check to Windcrest UMC and mark it Cold Weather Shelter or CWS. They can always use volunteers.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a ministry started at Windcrest UMC for the people who came to our church almost every day looking for help. We provide emergency assistance to individuals and their families in our community in the form of prayer, food, a Wesley nurse, and the listening ear who is part of the Body of Christ. For more information contact the church office. Every 2nd Thursday (beginning at 8:00 am) of the month WUMC Neighbors Helping Neighbors provides worship, breakfast, assistance with other needs and distributes food voucher for the following Thursday. Every 3rd Thursday (beginning at 8:30 am) the vouchers are redeemed for food from the San Antonio Food Bank. Click below to view the NHN video created by Shelby Hood.