April 18, 2017
Dear Friends in Christ,
Through “Second Mile Club” giving, we have a wonderful opportunity to partner with God. Donations go directly to the Second Mile Club Fund and are not part of your apportionments. It is a good will and good faith offering. So, as we say “…if anyone would have you go one mile, go with them two miles.” Matthew 5:41.
This is the first call for 2017. The suggested donation for each share is $25.00. We are grateful for every member of our club, because together, we are making a lot of difference in areas within our district.
Thanks to your generosity distributions have been made in 2016 & 2017 to the following:
- 2016 – Pleasant Hill UMC of Loveladdy – Help with Fellowship Hall repairs for termite damage.
- 2017 – Moscow Bible Memorial UMC of Moscow – Help to replace church windows & frames & SFA Wesley Foundation – Help to build a wheelchair ramp inside their main building.
Please note the change in our mailing address. The East District Office will receive mail through the following address: East District UMC, 1507 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904.
Thank you for your support!
Texas East District Office of the United Methodist Church
Submitted by Tommye Hall-First United Methodist Church, Center, TX Second Mile Club Coordinator
The Second Mile Club program has been in existence for more than forty-three years and was organized to give people in all the churches an opportunity to assist small churches with building repairs and projects that they cannot manage within their own financial resources. Second Mile Club assistance could mean the difference in doing or not doing a project and could even mean the survival of some of our churches.
The Second Mile Club has helped churches in our district with everything from new church facilities, termite damage control, parsonage repairs, steeples, restrooms, insulation, painting, parking lots, electrical repairs, heat and air-conditioning, wiring, roof damage, septic systems, foundation & kitchen repairs, window repairs, etc.
We’re asking that you promote the Second Mile Club by having your Second Mile Club Coordinator, or you or a designated member talk about the work of the Second Mile Club during church service, give out brochures to potential members and be available to answer questions about the program.
There are two requests for funds each year and shares are typically $25 but any amount will be gratefully accepted. We’ve enclosed some Second Mile Club Brochures for your convenience. If you need more, just let us know. Thank you for helping us increase awareness of this important program which has helped many of our small churches. Your church may be one of those that have received funds.
Mail Donations to:
East District UMC, 1507 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904