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Pop Tops and Box Tops and Other Ways To Serve

Pop Tops and Box Tops and Other Ways To Serve

Last Friday afternoon, Mame Ward dropped off our latest “haul” of aluminum tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Fairfax.

The box of pull tabs totaled 14 pounds!

According to Mame, “They were very excited to get them and appreciated the effort by our congregation in collecting them.”

The Ronald McDonald House pop top or pull tab program generates funds by selling the aluminum tabs to metal recyclers generating cash for the charity.  Organizations like Sterling UMC support the program through collections of the tabs.

The “Pop Top” program is one of a number of small ministries that SUMC supports through collections in our donation center located in the narthex.

Another small ministry at the donation center is the collection of used eye glasses for the Lion’s Club.  According to the Lion’s Club website:

Since its inception in 1998, the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia has sent over 700,000 pairs of glasses to vision-impaired people around the globe:  that is over 1,000,000 children who can now read in school and adults who have the eyesight to lead normal, productive lives.

Even your old eyeglasses can be recycled and help a child or a senior somewhere in the world!

 

Another mission that helps serve our local Sterling community is the Box Tops and Soup Labels for Education.  This effort serves the kids at Rolling Ridge Elementary by earning cash through the box tops and merchandise through Campbell’s soup labels.

According to the Labels for Education website however the label program is ending soon:

The Labels for Education program is coming to a close. Only UPCs with the Labels for Education logo will be accepted and redeemed for points into registered schools’ bank accounts. The deadline to submit and postmark UPCs into your school’s bank account is January 2, 2018.

The box top program is still going strong and is an easy way to make a difference.   Look for the Box Tops symbols on products.  When you find them, cut them out and bring them to the donation center.  Look for the bin marked Box Tops for Education.  The school receives $.10 for each Box Top we collect.

 

SUMC’s United Methodist Women also collect a variety of items to help our local community.

Calendars and note pads are collected and brought to local senior housing.

Toiletries and feminine hygiene products are collected and distributed through a number of local mission efforts including GRACE Ministry and Mobile Hope.

And you can even recycle your postage stamps from your incoming mail.  The UMW can turn those into cash that goes back to the United Methodist Church efforts.

 

So now you know!

Bring those aluminum pop tops, your box tops for education, used postage stamps, hotel toiletries and feminine hygiene products, and calendars and note pads to the church.

There are marked bins for each mission in the donation center closet in the narthex.  If you have any questions just come by the office.

“These are ministries that everyone can participate in without a lot of effort, but they are also very worthwhile ones. Anytime we can help others is always a very ‘good’ thing!”   Mame Ward

Half Truths

Half Truths

Sermon Series for April.  “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.  Join us for worship at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM and learn the truth about popular quotes we assume are “gospel truth” but miss the point of Scripture.  Based on the book by Adam Hamilton.  We look forward… Continue Reading

Church Activities for Wednesday, March 15

Church Activities for Wednesday, March 15

Due to Loudoun County Schools being closed, the church office is closed today. The CrossWalk meal, children’s activities (J.A.M.), and youth activities are canceled for this evening. The Aldersgate Choir and Contemporary Worship Team will rehearse as scheduled. Other Wednesday evening adult activities/studies will meet at the discretion of the leader of each group.  Please contact your group leader for information. There will be limited child… Continue Reading

UMW Superbowl 2017 Pancake Breakfast

UMW Superbowl 2017 Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, February 5, 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM MENU  PANCAKES: (Plain and Gluten-Free, Chocolate Chip and Blueberry) MEAT: Bacon (Regular or Turkey) or Sausage Patties SCRAMBLED EGGS FRESH FRUIT Tea, Coffee, Juice, Milk or Water Suggested Love Offering: 12 to 90 years – $6.00 5 to 11 years – $5.00 Children under 5 and Adults over 90… Continue Reading

Current Sermon Series

Current Sermon Series

Questions God Asks Us.   Transformation comes from questions, not answers. We instinctively ask questions in the face of the things in life we cannot explain.  The Bible can be seen as a book of questions from God to us.  Our answers to His questions will draw us into a relationship of deeper intimacy with God.… Continue Reading

Folding & Stuffing Party

Folding & Stuffing Party

Wednesday, December 21 at 1:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall Join the fun of preparing our Christmas Eve bulletins, gift ornaments, luminaries and various other helpful tasks while chatting with friends and enjoying some Christmas cookies and treats. Questions?  Contact:  *protected email* or call the church office at 703-430-6455. Continue Reading

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

Sometimes the holidays bring a mixed blessing with extra stress or unexpected “blues” from pain or loss in our lives.  Sometimes we don’t feel like celebrating at all. If you feel this way or would like to lend your support to others, come on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 PM for a “Blue Christmas Service” of… Continue Reading

UMW Christmas Party

UMW Christmas Party

Sunday, December 4 2:00 – 4:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall Ladies:  You are cordially invited to the United Methodist Women Christmas Party the first Sunday in December.  We will have food, fellowship, and entertainment.  All women are welcome! Child care will be provided, but we need to know ahead of time how many children will be attending.… Continue Reading

Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

SATURDAY, October 15, 2016 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. in Gallihugh Hall Please click here to sign in, sign up and give the gift of life! Sterling United Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross.  For your convenience you can schedule your own appointment online. For more information or common eligibility questions,… Continue Reading