Thanksgiving Food Bags

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection on all our blessings. Arborlawn is once again collecting food for 5 community food pantries: our own AUMC food pantry, the Poly United Methodist Community Center food pantry, the Bethlehem United Methodist Community Center food pantry, the Wesley United Methodist Community Center food pantry, and the West Aid food pantry.

If you would rather donate funds than food, make your check out to Arborlawn UMC and notate it is for “Thanksgiving Bags.”

Bring your food donation in a reusable grocery bag (no paper sacks,

please). Here is a list of the items needed for each food bag:

1 can of cranberry sauce
2 cans of corn
2 cans of green beans
2 cans of yams
2 cans of fruit
1 box of tea bags
2 6-oz packages of stuffing mix
1 box of cake mix
1 container of frosting

*DO NOT put money or checks in the bags.

Please place your donated food bag in one of the gathering areas
upstairs or downstairs, or turn in your funding donation on or before Tuesday, November 14, 2017.


Food Pantry

The Food Pantry at Arborlawn provides supplemental food service to people in our city, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, in the SAM Building.

Contact: Dawn Henderson: sunup1952@sbcglobal.net


Snack Sacks

Arborlawn’s Snack Sack Ministry provides food for the weekend for children who receive food assistance in the public schools on weekdays. Arborlawn works through the counseling offices at Tanglewood Elementary, Oakmont Elementary, Chapel Hill Academy, Waverly Park Elementary, Nash Elementary, Western Hills Primary, J T Stevens Elementary, and Woodway Elementary to determine which kids are in need of this outreach. This mission has grown beyond Arborlawn; our church has gratefully shown other faith communities in Fort Worth and beyond how to implement similar programs.

Contact: Dawn Henderson: sunup1952@sbcglobal.net


Clothing Room

The Arborlawn Clothing Room provides new clothes to people in need in our community, Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00-11:45 am, in the SAM Building

Contact: Madelyn Dean: madelyndean@sbcglobal.net


Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a mission project that provides limited, one-time financial assistance to help people pay portions of utility and housing bills. Helping Hands is donation dependent, with most contributions given at the altar rail during our monthly communion Sundays. However, contributions are welcome at any time.

Contact: Nell Cantwell: nell@arborlawnumc.org


Connectional Missions

Through the apportionment system, advanced special askings, and individual donations, Arborlawn supports the following mission endeavors: Africa University, Aldersgate Enrichment Center, Black College Fund, Glen Lake Camp, Lydia Patterson Institute, Mount Sequoia Retreat Center, No More Malaria, Southern Methodist University Campus Ministries, Texas Methodist College Foundation, United Methodist Children’s Home, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Wesley Foundation at Texas Christian University, and Wesley Foundation at Texas Wesleyan University.

Contact: Robert Warden: robert@arborlawnumc.org