Loch Raven United Methodist
Monday, September 25, 2017
An open, dynamic and multicultural community of faith


Our Mission Statement:

We are Christians engaged in ministry to our community, the nation, and the world.

Upcoming and Ongoing Mission Opportunities:

To help better serve food-starved individuals in our community, we will be collecting specific, non-perishable food items monthly for the Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) as well as supporting Manna House, Essex UMC and Abbottston Elementary School.
Abbottston Elementary School/Community School Supply Drive:

We are collecting school supplies for Abbottston Elementary, as well as for the community: 
#2 pencils, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, pump hand soap, file folders, two-pocket folders with prongs, marble notebooks, and dry erase markers. 

Other supplies, such as crayons, scissors, paper, are welcomed for our community give away.  Boxes are located in the Narthex and in Fellowship Hall.  Or if you prefer, Amy Price will also be collecting monetary donations.  If you are interested in volunteering at Abbottston, Cathy Miles will be having training for reading or math help, and breakfast or lunch help. Contact the church office for Cathy's contact information.

Please know that we will continue to collect Kleenex, hand soap and hand sanitizer to get ready for the winter flu season!

ACTC Collection for September 2017

Donations are needed for ACTC this month of powdered milk.
Please place items in collection boxes outside Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your support!
  They are also in need of plastic grocery bags. Bags may be dropped off at 120 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Monday-Friday from 10:00-3:00.
Special Mission Collection during September and October for the Christian Blind Mission:

The Missions Committee is asking everyone to pick up a prescription bottle and fill it with your spare change (or provide a check payable to LRUMC and indicate CBM Mission on the memo line) to help prevent blindness or restore sight to children.
See the September Spire for more information about this important mission.

Manna House Breakfast Club:

Oct. 14, 2017 (If you would like to volunteer to help prepare or serve breakfast, contact Linda Cole or phone the church office.

Essex UMC

Collection of hotel-size toiletries are needed for Essex UMC.  There is a box for the items on the hospitality desk. This is an on-going collection.

The Board of Childcare

We are regularly asked to donate cookies for the girls and boys who live on the Board of Child Care campus. A box will be placed in Fellowship Hall if you would like to help. Store bought cookies are preferred. Some of the children have food allergies and the staff can check the ingredients in store bought cookies. Watch the bulletin for donation months. Cash to purchase cookies will also be accepted.
Sandwich making for Essex UMC:

3rd or 4th Tuesday of every month. See home page for current dates.


Please scroll down for a list of the various organizations we will be
each month
. Also look for additional information in the
church bulletin and the Spire.

Missions Committee

            Thanks for your support!


The missions committee also sponsors the following monthly activities supported by members of the congregation through their gifts, service, and prayers.

*  Ongoing support for Essex UMC:
    (collection of hotel-sized toiletries)

  • Items for ACTC
  • Items for ACTC
  • Manna House B-fast Club
  • Blanket Sunday
  • Items for ACTC
  • Items for ACTC
  • Items for ACTC
  • Manna House B-fast Club
  • Items for ACTC
  • Items for ACTC
  • Manna House B-fast Club
  • Items for ACTC
  • Items for ACTC
  • Manna House B-fast Club
  • Items for ACTC
  • ACTC Monetary collection for Thanksgiving baskets
  • Samaritan's Purse
    Shoebox Ministry
  • Items for ACTC
  • Abbottston Elem. School (Angels program)