Tricounty News

KUMC does mission work

Kimball United Methodist Church members, both young and old sewed 125 school bags for the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin. Louisiana. Several sewing sessions in November and December produced bags that were ready to be filled. Members of the church filled the bags with crayons, scissors, rulers, erasers, notebooks, and pencils. Bonnie and Jim Kirchhofer, who are members of the Kimball UMC, and the spearhead in this mission, delivered the bags to Sager Brown recently. UMCOR Sager Brown, on the banks of Bayou Teche in Baldwin, La., provides a permanent location for United Methodists to respond to disasters. While serving as a center for disaster relief and recovery efforts, the UMCOR Sager Brown ministry also bring help for the local community. Individuals and congregations from around the U.S. donate and process hundreds of thousands of kits for flood cleanup, hygiene, and school supplies. Many sew book bags and layette jackets or they go into the community to repair damaged homes and assist in schools.