ZOE (the Zimbabwe Orphans Endeavor), Super Bowl, & Grinder




GUMC Family,

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about our Sunday School program and a great event we are holding in just a few weeks. The Sunday School program here at GUMC uses Deep Blue Kids for the curriculum. It is a wonderful program, and one of the really great things about it is there are outreach projects within the curriculum for the kids to get involved in. Part of the premise behind Deep Blue is the there are behind the stories and activities who travel around the world; so many of the outreach projects are based in foreign countries.

This quarter the suggested charity is ZOE, the Zimbabwe Orphans Endeavor. The program operates not only in Zimbabwe, but has spread to five other countries. From start to finish the program is three years with the goal of empowering and educating orphans, raising them from poverty and helping them to know God’s love. After completing the program, participants can not only to be self sufficient but also support their families. The organization has a great website you can visit for more information: http://zoehelps.org/.


In the past the children have brought in offerings to donate but for this project we have decided to do things a little differently. Rather than simply having the children bring in offerings to donate to our charity, we have decided to have a fundraiser! We think this will be a great way to get the whole church involved and give the children the opportunity to feel like they are really part of making a difference.

We will be selling meatball grinders for Super Bowl Sunday, February 4th. Grinders will be $5 apiece. We are asking that grinders are ordered ahead of time. There is an order form posted on the board in Fellowship Hall. The children will assemble them during Sunday School on February 4th, then the children will distribute them during fellowship. All proceeds will go to the ZOE Program. We are really excited about this project and we hope that you are too!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Cheerfully in Chirst,


The GUMC Sunday School Teachers and Students

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