2018 Lenten Offerings

 
Our Lenten offering will be split three ways so that we can continue to support the BUMC general fund as well as projects near and far.

Fork and Spoon Homestyle Kitchen

One of the other recipients is Fork & Spoon Homestyle Kitchen, formerly known as the Community Cafe.  Specializing in homegrown, scratch cooking, they are a restaurant where good food does good and they are Montana’s first pay what you can restaurant!  They are open 6 days a week, Sunday-Friday from 5pm-7pm and are located at 302 N. 7th Avenue in Bozeman, MT.
 
BUMC provides 10 volunteers from 4:30-7:30 pm the second Monday of each month to serve food and clean up in preparation for the next evening’s meal. To volunteer, sign up on the list at the Welcome Center in the church narthex or contact Gloria Zimmer.  Our Campus and Young Adult Ministries (CYAM) provides a team on a Friday once a month.
The other third of our offering will go towards CYAM’s mission work in El Salvador over spring break.  They will be working in two places.  At Siloe school they will repair and paint the playground/sports court, which has not been done in many years, and teach English and Bible classes.  CYAM will also host a retreat with the 18 college students from Siloe who now attend university.  This will be a way for all the college students to share their experiences and offer encouragement to the El Salvadorans furthering their education.    
 
During the second part of their trip our college kids will visit the Methodist church and school in Ahuachapan where they will lead a science class, do more painting and lead English classes.  And there are always unexpected needs that become apparent in these situations, so your donations will go to support all of this work.
 
For more information on BUMC trips to El Salvador, please contact Vickie Wilkinson at vwilkson@aol.com.
 

Siloe, El Salvador

Ash Wednesday is February 14, and the Lenten offerings will continue through Easter, which is April 1st.  Please write “Lenten Offering” in the memo line of your check.  Thank you for supporting people all around the globe, from Bozeman to El Salvador!
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