Each Sunday during Advent you will have a chance to give a gift to Jesus by supporting four ministries that make a difference in the lives of those who are often forgotten or ignored. The four ministries are:
- The Salvation Army of Newton, Iowa
- Women at the Well, a United Methodist congregation at the Iowa Women's Correctional Facility in Mitchellville, Iowa
- The Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa
- Heifer Project International
If you pay by check please make it out to Newton First United Methodist Church and in the memo, mark the ministry you wish to support. The church will then give you the certificate you can give as a Christmas gift and send your financial contribution to the ministry you requested.
Again, the certificates are available at worship each Sunday of Advent or you can stop by the church office and pick one up. I believe Jesus would love a gift in support of any one of these special ministries supporting the poor, lonely, incarcerated, oppressed, and marginalized.