First UMC plans ice cream social, car wash


Joint fundraiser to benefit First UMW and youth

HURON — Enjoy a double scoop of fun Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. when First United Methodist Church hosts an old-fashioned ice cream social and car wash to raise money for First UMC women and youth. The church is located at 2660 Dakota Ave. S.
Linda Cameron, a member of the First UMW group, said they were brainstorming what kind of spring fundraiser to plan when the idea for a combined event was raised.
The First UMW will accept freewill donations for the ice cream social, featuring vanilla ice cream served in dishes with a variety of toppings — including hot fudge, caramel, rhubarb sauce, strawberries and sprinkles. Bars, cookies and coffee will also be served.
While you’re enjoying ice cream and bars, members of the First UMC high school youth will be using hoses, buckets and rags to wash cars to raise funds to be used for a mission trip this summer.
Separate freewill offerings will be accepted for both fundraisers.
The event will also be a farewell party for assistant pastor Jeff Lathrop, who has been assigned to a church in Grand Forks, N.D.
“United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with about 800,000 members,” Cameron said. “Our mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.”
UMW members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to improving the lives of women, children and youth in the United States and more than 100 countries around the world.
Their areas of mission include human trafficking, domestic violence, climate change, gender justice, racial justice, economic justice and health care.
Local missions supported by UMW include the Salvation Army, Kingdom Kids Learning Center, Plus One Guidance Center, Royal Family Kids and Abbott House.
Everyone is invited to stop by the church and join the fun!

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