Bristol UMC and Wesley Chapel UMC Collected 325 pounds of Canned Goods During Annual February Challenge
The Outreach and Missions Committee, in coordination with The Sharing Center in Trevor, determine what will be collected and then the two churches then "compete" to bring in the most items. In 2022, members of the two churches were asked to provide soups and/or canned goods. Although somewhat hindered by the closing of both churches in January due to COVID, the entire collection was taken to The Sharing Center on Monday, February 28 and weighed. According to the committee, "Bristol brought in more canned goods, but The Sharing Center was the real winner of the challenge". In previous years the challenge has provided salad dressing, fish, cereal, peanut butter, diapers and wipes, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Bristol and Wesley Chapel also participate in the "Shalom-to-Home Kits" program coordinated by Living Waters Ministries which helps people moving into their first home. That program began in 2018 and has provided 426 kits to 154 families.