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Penny Mission

The St. John’s UMC (Age 2 through 5th Grade) Kid’s Rock Sunday School Class has about 35 regular attendees who have spiritual hearts overflowing with love, excitement and a passion for mission work.  They are strong and mighty warriors who truly connect with wonder and delight in spreading God’s word and watching it grow!

Following the Parable of The Sower (Luke 8:4-15) sprouted a new idea which began in 2011 by planting and maintaining assigned flower bed and planters around  St. John UMC as a reminder of Jesus’ message to sow seeds and grow in Christ’s Love.   

We are excited to announce that the GIGGLES (Growing In God’s Glorious Love Everyday at St. John’s) will kick off their Second Annual “Pennies From Heaven” campaign on February 5th.  The GIGGLES Group will have tables set up for all to grab a bag of cross-punched pennies or note cards and make a donation to the GIGGLES Group to fund the mission to purchase and install a bench to place in front of the handicap ramp on 4th street with additional funding to go to the Lunches of Love initiative for 2012.    The tables will be located at the entrances of the Sanctuary, Room 105 and Wendt Hall on February 12th to accept any size donation for our Penny Cross Mission.  The cross is a reminder that Jesus died for each and every one of us.   The goal is to pass on Penny Crosses to 6000 people to spread the Good News that Christ is Alive at St. John’s UMC.

The Age 2 through 5th Grade Kid’s Rock class prayed over every Penny Cross. Our hope is that the Penny Crosses will give the opportunity to connect with folks and let them know that “It Makes Cents to Follow Jesus”.

We Said a Prayer For You Today

We said a prayer for you today and know God must have heard;

We felt the answer in our hearts, although He spoke no word.

We asked for happiness for you in all things great and small;

But it was for His loving care we prayed the most of all…

If you want additional information, please contact Diane Walker at diane.walker@stjohnsumc-richmond.org or call her at 281-799-8910.     Our GIGGLES Group mighty warriors are looking forward to our mission of making St. John’s UMC beautiful just in time for Easter!


Donations - Please make checks payable to St. John’s UMC and write “Penny Cross Mission” in the memo line.