Retreat United Methodist Church-
Preparing For A New School Year
On the morning of Monday, August 29th, Retreat United Methodist Church opened a door on a new ministry. A popular mission for many churches and organizations this time of year is to collect school supplies for area youth-in-need. Retreat UMC is no stranger to this mission, having participated in years past and is also continuing to participate this year through the donation of several backpacks stuffed with supplies.
However, the members of the church wanted to do something more to help. While the children need and certainly deserve our support, school staff also needed care and encouragement! To show their support, members of the church delivered lunch for the teachers and staff at Prairie View Elementary School (De Soto Area Schools) as they were preparing for the new school year. The teachers and staff greatly appreciated the nourishment for their bodies and the encouragement for their souls. This ministry uplifted those who delivered the meals as well! Colleen Inman, one of the church members delivering the lunch stated, “I have to say, I felt so good after delivering it. They were so appreciative that we had thought of them and prepared lunch.” -Submitted by Jeffrey Nelson