Our Church in Action

Food Assistance Ministry

Our food assistance ministry providing bags of food for students at the Hall-dale Elementary School has resumed and we are once again providing food for students and families in need.  If you would like to support this ministry please contact us at the phone number listed above or via the e-mail address listed above.  Financial support is always welcome and checks should be made out to the church with a notation that the donation is in support of the "Hall-Dale Elementary School Food Pantry Project."

Monthly Outreach Committee Opportunities: Every month the church's Outreach Committee invites members of the congregation and others to donate towards a specific need in the community.  

December 2022- Bread of Life Gloves, hats, socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, brushes/combs, deodorant, travel and full sized shampoo, travel and full sized body wash, bars of soap, nail clippers, baby wipes, travel sized tissue packs 

January 2023- South Parish Center for overnight homeless Games, word search books, (other items will be announced)

February- Beals Hospitality House at Togus Paper products ‚Äď TP, tissues, paper towels, napkins, paper cups, paper plates.

 March- Home cooked goodies wrapped individually for Hallowell town office/police, post office, Hubbard Library, Hall-Dale Elementary School, Hall-Dale Middle School, and Hall -Dale High School Teacher Prep Rooms 

April- Pastors Discretionary Fund Loose Change 

May- Kennebec Valley Humane Society Used blankets, sheets, pillowcases, towels 

June- Heifer International Change or dollars ‚Äď each $20 will buy a flock of chickens¬†

July- Yard Sale - 3rd Saturday Donations for the annual yard sale (no clothing) with all proceeds going towards the weekend food backpack program for the HallDale Elementary School 

August- Hall-Dale Elementary School School Supplies 

September- Ronald McDonald House Tabs from any can 

October- Trunk or Treat Donated candy 

November- Home cooked goodies wrapped individually for Hallowell town office/police, post office, Hubbard Library, Hall-Dale Elementary School, Hall-Dale Middle School, and Hall -Dale High School Teacher Prep Rooms

Building Use by Outside Groups

One way in which the Cox Memorial UMC is in ministry to and with the community is by providing space for various groups.  At the current time space is provided for a variety of groups including four AA groups- A Monday evening, 7pm meditation group focusing on the 11th step of meditation and prayer, a Women's AA meeting that takes place at noon every Friday; an open meeting on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm and another open meeting on Saturday's at 9:00am.  Another group using the church building on a regular basis is the Mediation and Facilitation Resources of Hallowell which provides court order classes and counseling for couples during times of marital challenges.  On Tuesday morning at 9:00am there is a "painting" group for talented artists who enjoy painting in a social setting.  Finally, Spectrum Services uses the church occasionally for small group meetings.

Helpful links (Please note that these are shared by for-profit companies and are offered here for informational purposes only.  We do not endorse any of them, but share them for informational purposes only)

https://www.assistedliving.org/maine/ for helpful information when considering whether you or a loved one are in need of assisted living.

levinperconti.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nursing-home-abuse.html 

https://www.caring.com/best-hearing-aids/#financial-assistance-for-seniors-buying-hearing-aids for helpful information should you be considering getting hearing aids.

Helpful Resources regarding Medicare and Medicaid:
retireguide.com/medicare/ 
retireguide.com/guides/senior-benefits-discounts/

https://www.affordablehealthinsurance.com/medicare/ 

https://www.affordablehealthinsurance.com/medicaid/

https://www.affordablehealthinsurance.com/medicaid/

Helpful Resources regarding Remote Monitoring: 

https://www.100plus.com/remote-patient-monitoring-guide#best-practices-for-taking-at-home-blood-pressure-readings    

Helpful resources regarding student loan repayment:

https://www.elfi.com/how-many-seniors-have-student-loan-debt-and-where-can-they-find-help/

https://www.elfi.com/student-loan-refinancing-calculator/

 

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