written by Kelly Reep, contributing writer
“Not bad for a little church in the foothills of the Ozarks,” exclaimed Coney Reamey as she shared the news that the Clinton First United Methodist Church’s United Women in Faith would provide over $27,000 in funds for community missions this summer.
“We are so excited, and this is an all-time high for the dollar amount that we can use to support our community,” shared Reamey.
The Clinton United Women in Faith raise funds by operating a community thrift store that you can learn more about here:
Earlier this month, the United Methodist Thrift Store sold the most it has ever sold in one day (see photo). With the collected funds, they are supporting the community and ministries in the following ways:
Mount Eagle UMC Camp and Retreat Center – new bed linens
Van Buren County Library – summer reading program
Van Buren County Aging Program – food and vehicle expenses
Van Buren County Literacy Council- materials
Math & Science Camp at Southside High School
Ministerial Alliance – funding for needy
Feeding Outpost – food
Ozark Health – summit doppler LifeDop and security supplies
Clinton Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Bibles
The Clinton United Women in Faith also contributed to local youth attending ACCYM Veritas as well as technology upgrades for Adult Sunday School classes.
Rev. Brad Moore is the pastor of Clinton First United Methodist Church.