Archive for the ‘Volunteers’ Category

Wesley UMC at The Wesley Center of Lamar

April 25, 2012

Tuesday this beautiful group of United Methodist went to feed some hungry kids at Lamar’s Wesley Foundation.  We fed 283 students a spaghetti and  meatball lunch. There was also salad, bread, lemonade and cookies.  It was a great time of fellowship and some hard work.  We were busy serving for most of those 2 hours from 11am to 1pm.  It is a great feeling to go with this group of people who support each other and all work so fluidly together.  Other than the sauce splattered all over my shirt I think we left it all there.  Good job Wesley United Methodist Church!  God smiles when we take the Gospel message out to the world.  Many different nationalities were represented by the students and they all were served with smiles on peoples faces who showed them the love God has for us all.



June 25, 2011

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This slideshow is a group of pictures I took with my Blackberry at the UMCOR facility in Baldwin, La.  UMCOR is an acronym for United Methodist Committee On Relief.  If you are seeking more information just Google UMCOR.

As you can see the facility is mainly a warehouse where supplies are gathered and shipped to emergencies that occur all over the U.S. as well as the world.  Supplies such as cleaning materials in flood buckets to birthing kits, hygiene kits and school supplies.  We delivered materials that our United Methodist Women gathered specifically for birthing and hygiene kits.   This is a very worthwhile charity to give to because 100 percent of your gift, material or cash, goes to the disaster relief effort.  This facility and others like it are supported by the regular tithes and gifts given to/through the many United Methodist Churches worldwide.

Most of the sorting and packaging is done by many volunteers who come from around the United States to give of their time and efforts to help disaster areas in a very meaningful way.  There is also a sewing room where those gifted and talented- needle people can exercise their gifts.  The faciltiy can house those volunteers, feed them and keep them very busy.

I hope you will consider helping in any way you can.

Volunteers Church Workday

April 23, 2011

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What a great way to spend a Saturday Morning.  A lot of work went on Saturday morning (Easter Eve).  You can see from the slide show that everybody worked but no one was overworked.  Our church now has a cleaned up (really purty) look.  Earlier in the week Nancy and Donna planted some more flowers in our pots out front and Wellman spread some bark mulch around the Magnolia trees. Nancy also painted the wall in the kitchen where the refrigerator had been moved as well as some more touchup painting in the fellowship hall.  Jan Day was decorating for the dinner tomorrow.  Jan Neely was picking mushrooms (among other chores)  from one of our planters by the fellowship hall doors.   The rest of us Wellman, Fred, David, Sammy, Mance, Jerry and I worked on cleaning the outside walls of green mildew and the sidewalks of whatever that black stuff is. 

Thanks to all who helped and to all those who couldn’t make it, you know as well as I do there will be ample opportunities in the future,

God’s Peace and Blessings to all,  Happy Easter,


Volunteers – A couple of new faces

December 20, 2010

 The crew and Sammy Parish with a pot of beans.  That Sammy is a good hand in the kitchen.  We had a hat for Dean Brossette but the do musta been new.

 That’s Taylor Baran on the far right with his grandmother Frankie.  Frankie is the crew boss and Taylor, while not his first time to work the kitchen, will become a regular now.

Volunteers for the hungry

September 15, 2010

Here is the crew that faced all the hungry young adults at Lamar U.  We had a great time.

From right to left are Randy Branch, Wanda Barron, Frankie Cronk (the boss), Billy Brossette, Connie Pike (sarge), Katherine Kendig and Heidi Viator.

Frankie did allow us to take a break.

Volunteers helping out, being servants and really serving.  190 young adults are a lot of mouths to feed and a lot of spaghetti to put onto plates.  We not only furnished the spaghetti but also garlic bread, meatballs, salad and cookies.  Oh yeah and lemonade too.  Lots of smiling faces on both sides of the counter say it was a very good thing to do.  We all had a chance to give and receive a blessing.  Being a servant with a heart for serving is what you see in the pictures above.  Come and join us.  This is basically the same crew that serves at the soup kitchen every third and fifth Friday.  We missed not having Dean Brossette, Jo Lynn and Buddy Withrow, Vivien and Clint Smith with us this time. 

 Thanks to Josh Hale, the Pastor at Wesley Student Center, for allowing us to come and be a part of his ministry there.  Look him up if you are out that way. He would love to show you around and fill you in on what he does for the students.

Have a blessed day, each and every day,



June 13, 2010

Bob and Evelyn Goodman are very faithful volunteers. They serve as Communion Stewards and do a very good job setting up for the service each and every Communion Sunday.  Evelyn also sings with the 3rd Sunday Singers and her beautiful voice is very much appreciated.  They serve as greeters and ushers, Evelyn is a reader for Scripture Lessons and Bob helps with carrying in the Flag and Cross.  Evelyn has also served as Song Leader and always plans an entertaining Christmas Party.

I apologize for the blurry picture.  My phone camera just didn’t do good this time.

Thanks for all you do Bob and Evelyn.  Beautiful people doing God’s work.


May 26, 2010

Thelma Laughlin and Dean Self work at Orange Christian Services as volunteers each Wednesday. They work together very well and they are sisters. More beautiful people doing God’s work in a beautiful way. Dean and Thelma are also active with United Methodist Women and are at church every time the doors are open.


May 25, 2010

Doris Wilson is the Churches Secretary/Treasurer. Doris just started the paid position as Secretary for Wesley UMC/Orange but has been the Treasurer for many years as a volunteer. Doris also is the children’s Sunday School teacher who is always prepared even when we don’t have the kids there. We appreciate all you do Doris.


May 25, 2010

Jan Day works at Orange Christian Services. Jan is the one on the left. She is working with Joette Webb (Mcdonald Baptist) who is on the right. Jan not only works with OCS but also is very involved with UMW, is the main person behind our newsletter, is always at every church service and helps in many other ways. Beautiful volunteers doing what God calls them to do.


May 24, 2010

Wanda Woods works most Fridays at the Hospital in Orange. The smile you see here is the smile you see whenever you meet up with Wanda. A beautiful person doing a beautiful job. Thanks for all you do Wanda.