About Manna Back Pack Ministry

The Manna for Kids food program started in fall of 2013. The program provides food over the weekend for hungry children in Hartselle City Schools. The Manna ministry works closely with teachers and counselors who become our eyes and ears. The teachers recognize when students are in need of food and do not have the proper nutrition. The school counselors communicate with our church so we know how many bags are needed weekly. The food is bagged at the church and delivered to the schools who distribute the bags confidentially. Forrest Chapel does not know the children we feed, however we provide notes and words of encouragement in each bag so the children understand the food is from God, hence the name “Manna”.

Forrest Chapel partnered with other local churches (all denominations) to grow the program from three elementary schools to the intermediate school, Junior High and High School. To date Manna for Kids has provided over 4000 meals to hungry children. Some churches do a one-time food drive and donate the food while other churches have adopted a child or an entire school.

Below is an archived story from the Hartselle Enquirer:

‘Manna For Kids’ feeds Hartselle’s hungry children

Prayer

First of all, then, I ask that requests, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be made for all people.

~1 Timothy 2:1 CEB

Prayer is an important part of our Christian faith. By prayer, we connect with God and each other. By prayer, we are drawn into God’s presence. By prayer, we are transformed and renewed. We believe that prayer is such an important part of our lives that we try to offer every avenue for prayer. On Sundays, we share and lift up concerns, petitions, and joys during Sunday School and Worship. Throughout the week, we receive prayer concerns through email, Facebook, our church website, and our Community Prayer Box.

We want our community to know that no matter what you are going through, we are here for you and we will pray with you. If you can’t make it on Sunday, just send an email or drive by our Community Prayer Box and drop us a note.

Blessings,

Rev. David Teel, pastor

What is “Hands on Hartselle and Beyond”?

Hands on Hartselle and Beyond is a day of service for the community.  For the past two years several local churches in Morgan County have joined to have a day of service and do projects in the community.  The group is multi-denominational.  You do not have to attend a church to participate.  All volunteers are welcome.

When:  Sunday, October 1st 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m..

Where: We will meet at First United Methodist Church of Hartselle at 9:00 a.m. for prayer and commissioning and then groups will go out and serve our community. Second shift will meet at the church for lunch at 12:15 p.m. and then will go out and continue serving our community.

Contact: Selena Lindsey at 256-612-0947.

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First of all, then, I ask that requests, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be made for all people.

~1 Timothy 2:1 CEB

Prayer is an important part of our Christian faith. By prayer, we connect with God and each other. By prayer, we are drawn into God’s presence. By prayer, we are transformed and renewed. We believe that prayer is such an important part of our lives that we try to offer every avenue for prayer. On Sundays, we share and lift up concerns, petitions, and joys during Sunday School and Worship. Throughout the week, we receive prayer concerns through email, Facebook, our church website, and our Community Prayer Box.

We want our community to know that no matter what you are going through, we are here for you and we will pray with you. If you can’t make it on Sunday, just send an email or drive by our Community Prayer Box and drop us a note.

Blessings,

Rev. David Teel, pastor

Community Prayer Box 08.19.2015

 

 

 

 

 

Manna for Kids

Manna for Kids

Thank you for making our Manna for Kids Mission so successful for the last two years. Without your help, we could not make this worthwhile service possible. It’s time for our annual food drive. We need individual/single food items or money donations (we can use to buy food). Examples: Breakfast: Cereal, pop tarts, oatmeal, cereal bars, etc. Fruit: Applesauce, peaches, pears, mixed fruit, etc. Lunch & Dinner: pasta, mac n’ cheese, ramen noodles, tuna, chicken or ham salad kits, vienna sausage, etc. Snacks: chips, fruit snacks, crackers, pudding, jello, cookies, granola bars, nuts, juice, etc.

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

For the next two years, Forrest Chapel and Moss Chapel UMC’s have committed to “join a Missional Renaissance and engage in developing strategies for becoming” an externally focused community of Christ. This will include at least four full-day Summits with all participants. If you haven’t already joined the Kingdom Come movement, I want to invite you to prayerfully consider doing so. Soon we will be sharing ways our congregations and communities can join us on this Kingdom journey.