Stories tagged with: first united methodist church

December 25, 2014 - 7:19pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Putnam Shelter House provided a hot meal to homeless members of our community this Christmas Day.

It is the first ever meal in efforts to raise awareness about the shelter. The estimated 65 people who attended were served a traditional Christmas meal. Pastor of New Community Church, Gary Butler said it took a community to make the giving happen.

"We've had several volunteers. There have been six different churches that are represented here. We've had monitory as well as...

November 15, 2013 - 6:03pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

The First United Methodist Church on Putnam Avenue provides clothing for more than 4,000 families in our area and they need your help.

In recent months, the church's Life Well Free Store has ran low on supplies and they need more donations to keep people warm during the winter months.

"I just want to remind them that we do need donations and people come in and they can't find coats and some of our shelter people came down yesterday, that stay in the shelter, and they couldn'...

August 17, 2013 - 4:49pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

On Saturday, First United Methodist Church on Putnam Avenue gave away school supplies to local children.

The tradition started back in 2007 and has continued ever since. Once the children received their donated school supplies, the church invited the families to visit the free store to find other items to prepare for the school year.

"People can come in with their children and get clothes, and shoes, and lunch, boxes, and socks, and shoes, and whatever else they donated that...

February 1, 2013 - 5:19pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

For those with no place to stay there's another option to get out of the cold.

For the last year a shelter has been available for the homeless at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Pierce and Putnam Avenue. The shelter is open during the evenings seven days a week. Creator Joyce Spears began helping the homeless over two years ago by delivering them food but she soon realized more needed to be done.

"Some of the folks we've helped get apartments...

April 17, 2010 - 4:01pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

Volunteers collected close to one ton of trash and debris as they cleaned up their neighborhood Saturday morning.

Twenty-three volunteers from First United Methodist Church, Rolling Plains Church and the municipal and juvenile courts cleaned up and mowed the grass along Putnam Avenue.

"We could spend another day here with shovels, I knew it was bad, but we didn't know it was this bad," says Bob Hutcheson a member of First United Methodist Church....

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