Today more than ever disciples of Jesus Christ need to be engaged in the community whether locally, nationally or globally. Here are just a few of the many ways our members and friends are making a difference in the neighborhood, the nation and around the world.
Our church is now in its second year of hosting the food packaging program and pantry for Hall-Dale Elementary School. According to the latest statistics, Maine now ranks #7 in the nation with respect to the percentage of homes struggling with not having enough food to feed their families on any given day.
Cox Memorial UMC and the youth groups of St. Michael's RC Parish have partnered with Hall-Dale Elementary School to address this issue, locally.
This year, we are packaging food for weekly distribution to 50 students. Cox UMC hosts the actual food pantry and supports the ordering and pick up of the food from Good Shepherd Food Bank each month. The Youth Groups of St. Michael's RC Church have faithfully given up one Saturday each month to volunteer in packaging the weekly food bags being sent home with the students on Fridays.
Various fund raisers are held throughout the year to help with the cost of the food and will be listed on this website. These photos are from our first packing event held this month.