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Methodists in mission help Life Giving Center, others
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Volunteers sort clothing at The Life Giving Center, one of the latest local mission projects at First United Methodist Church in Great Bend. They are, from left: Elaine Felke, Andrea Maxwell, Jann Sherman and the Rev. Lennie Maxwell. - photo by Courtesy photos

Members of the First United Methodist Church, Great Bend, see helping others as a strong commitment of their faith. The Life Giving Center is the focus of their August mission. Members are sorting clothing for use, not only by families currently being helped by the Center, but it also serves as a clothing resource for any in the community needing clothing items.
Another project of FUMC at the Life Giving Center will include inside painting and light repairs. The youth, led by youth director Matt Aycock, will have a workday Saturday, Aug. 17, in which they will do work both inside and outside the facility.  
During this month all members are encouraged to contribute disposable items for the Center such as paper towels, toilet paper, baggies, cleaning supplies, etc., allowing even more of the congregation to participate in serving others locally.
Other local projects the congregation of FUMC has tackled in recent months are helping community members with spring yard cleanup, aiding individuals recovering from fire damage, serving at the Food Bank in June, and assisting in Ellinwood with the recent destruction caused by flooding. The church’s goal is to be a church in service to others.