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308. MissionCast – Mt. Vernon UMC and Potato Drops

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The Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church sponsors three or four Society of St. Andrew potato drops at their church each year to help feed the hungry in their community. To raise money for the transportation costs of the potatoes they have various fund raisers like the potato soup supper shown in this MissionCast. Joe Bartelsmeyer, retired from the Office of Creative Ministries staff, started the potato drop ministry in Missouri and is a member of the Mt. Vernon UMC. You can contact Joe through the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church by calling 417-466-2459.

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191. MissionCast – Potato Drop at the Festival of Sharing

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Thanks to Steve Cusumono for producing this MissionCast.

Society of St. Andrew potato drops are popular with youth and adults.  For this MissionCast Steve videoed the potato drop that was a part of the Festival of Sharing, held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, in Sedalia.  Congregations also enjoy the satisfaction of distributing 42,000 pounds of potatoes to food pantries in their area. For information about setting up a Society of St. Andrew potato drop contact Jeff Baker at the Office of Creative Ministries. Phone 573-474-7155 / Email baker@umocm.com


 

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111. Spring Break Students Feed the Hungry

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Students from campus ministry groups all over the country spent their spring break serving people.  Wesley Foundation students from Missouri served rebuilding homes in Louiaiana.  MissionCast this week follows a group of students from Virgina who spent spring break in Florida gleaning food for the hungry, through the Society of St. Andrew. Jeff Baker, at the Office of Creative Ministries, serves as the Missouri Hunger Advocate for the Society of St. Andrew.  Contact Jeff to find out how to set up a gleaning project for your congregation. Tons of food that would otherwise be thrown away are gleaned each year to make their way to the tables of hungry men, women and children.  For information contact Jeff Baker at 573-474-7155 or email him at baker@umocm.com.

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57. MissionCast: Potato Soup Benefit – Neosho United Methodist Church

Potato Soup BenefitFor 35 years the Neosho United Methodist Men (with the help of the entire church) have been serving potato soup with the proceeds going to feed hungry people through the Society of St. Andrew. They have calculated that they are able to provide 150 servings of food for every $3.50 bowl of soup they sell. Through the years their efforts have expanded from an in-church benefit to one where they deliver soup to businesses all over the town of Neosho. MissionCast was present for their recent Potato Soup Benefit. The men of the church have produced a CD with complete detailed instructions for planning a potato soup benefit. To receive the CD phone the Office of Creative Ministries at 573-474-7155 or email marble@umocm.com

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33. Society of St. Andrew – Gleaning for the Hungry

Society of St. AndrewThe Society of St. Andrew provides food for the hungry of America at about a penny per serving.  They do this by making food available that would otherwise be thrown away.  In Missouri many gleaning projectes and potatoe drops are organzied each year through the Joe Bartelsmeyer at the Office of Creative Ministries.  To learn more about what you can do call Joe at 573-474-7155 or email him at bartelsmeyer@umocm.com. To view MissionCast click on the picture to the left or click on one of the links below.

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