Sponsoring a Village through Rainbow Network

The generosity of our Clinton United Methodist
Church members will impact a whole village in
Nicaragua for a year. This will require $20,000.00.
Fortunately, through our Perpetual Ministry Funds for
Outreach, we already have $12,000 toward our goal.

So, our congregational goal is only $8,000.
This $20,000 will provide food for every child, every
pregnant or nursing mother and every elderly person in
our village. It also provides supplies and teacher
training for the primary school.

We will also be financing micro-loans averaging
$280.00 each to help the villagers start small,
individual businesses and improve their quality of life.
Finally, these funds will provide visits from a
Nicaraguan doctor from Rainbow Network and
medicines for the whole village for one year. Some of
these villages have never seen a doctor nor had access
to modern medicines.

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the
Western Hemisphere – second only to Haiti. The goal
of Rainbow Network is to provide a “hand up,” not
simply a “handout.” Please write your check to the
church and mark it “Rainbow Network.”

Our $20,000 will be an answer to prayers, giving hope
and blessing an entire village.


Prayer Ministry Planning

Would you like to experience different ways of prayer?

If so, Partners in Prayer is for you,
as each month the groups practice
a different approach to prayer.

New groups will be forming during September.
You do not have to pray aloud to participate.
Please mark the Connect Card or contact
the church office to be part of a group.

All of the groups will be meeting together
on Sunday, September 23 at 4 pm
in the chapel with a potluck dinner following.
Contact Carolyn McAllister or Brad Reed
to learn more.


Bright Futures Sponsors Needed

Through the Bright Futures program,
people, groups or businesses sponsor
a class in one of Clinton Schools and
help throughout the year with projects,
treats or whatever is needed.

Several classes
don’t have sponsors yet, so if you
are interested in learning more
about this program or signing up,
contact Angie Lawson at


Stitch and Chat

We're happy to have the talents of
so many ladies of our church
helping on this project of 10-15 lap
robes for the Clinton Healthcare and Rehab for

We've decided to meet the first and third
Thursdays at 1:00 pm at the church starting
September 6th. Our "deadline" to finish this first
project is December 6th. 

Please call Delores at 885-7197
if you can help! 


  Bus Drivers/Bus Riders!
Our bus is ready to go! If you or
someone you know needs a ride,
please call the church office during the week
and to be included on the list to be picked up.

Building Fund

The Church Council recently established a Building Fund.
These funds will be used for the renovation
and/or construction of new space, depending on
the building plans adopted by the congregation.
We encourage you to make any gifts to the
Building Fund gifts above and beyond your regular
giving to support the minis-tries and
operations of the church. Please write a separate check
for any building fund donations and mark it “Building Fund”.

UMW Trip to Harvesters!


Clinton United Methodist Church
601 South 4th Street
Clinton, MO 64735
Phone: (660) 885-5597