Dear New McKendree
Since 2016, New McKendree has led our Jackson Community’s “Feed My Starving Children” pack event. Although 2020’s event fell prey to the COVID pandemic, we’re back on track and looking forward to a Jackson Community Mobile Food Pack event on April 8-9, 2022, at the Jackson Civic Center.
While the FMSC Team reaches out to our partner churches and organizations throughout our community, we are also reaching out to you, our New McKendree family. By way of a "Special Thanksgiving Offering" on November 27th and 28th, you'll have the opportunity to, once again, lend your generous support to our community's FMSC packing events. Over the past four community packing sessions, your generosity and hard work consisted of 3,680 community volunteers who 855,729 meals (3,952 boxes). The result: 2,344 kids were fed for a year. In addition, on September 9th and 10th, New McKendree and other local churches led our Jackson School District through its first FMSC packing event. Over two days, our Jackson Junior High 8th graders packed over 100,000 meals!
Unfortunately, the pandemic's interruption of our 2020 FMSC event, and events like it throughout the US, has only served to increase the plight of starving children around the world. Our support is needed now more than ever! COVID protocols are still in place and will likely make our April 2022 event look different than in years past. However, we know for sure that any money we raise will help feed children around the world next year and in future years.
Thanks to your generous commitment to this ministry, we have met our support goal every year. Please prayerfully consider how you may contribute this year to provide lifesaving nutrition to children throughout our world. And then, out of gratitude for all your blessings, commit to blessing others by participating in Feed My Starving Children’s lifesaving ministry by making your FMSC Thanksgiving Offering on November 27th or 28th.
At New McKendree, our mission is to "make disciples for the transformation of the world." A child's world cannot be transformed if the child goes hungry. Thank you for blessing God's children and furthering God's kingdom through your generosity and good work in Christ's name.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving,
Pastor Bryan Wendling Todd Rushing
Lead Pastor Lay Leader