God's Bounty serves Franklin Township and is open on Thursdays. The food pantry is a collaboration of the Franklin Township Ministerial Association. Through out the year we collect food for the local food pantry, God's Bounty. We also serve the second Thursday each month at the pantry. (Mary Jo Ensch or Gayle Kerns) http://www.godsbounty.org/
The Compassion Center is a non-profit Christian organization that provides the service of helping feed the hungry and homeless in Indianapolis, IN 46203. They operate solely by gifts of donations and with the help of volunteers. The first Sunday of each month, Acton provides and serves the meal. (Bruce and Suzie McKay) https://nco4u.org/
CURRENTLY ON HOLD
East 10th Street UMC provides a free meal on Sunday evenings for their neighborhood. We prepare and serve the meal on the 5th Sundays at East 10th Street United Methodist Church. (Barb Wiley and Gayle Kerns) https://www.facebook.com/east10thumc/
Through Metro Ministries, Acton supports local ministries including Fletcher Place, Brightwood Community Center, and Vida Nueva. Our loose change each Sunday goes to these causes.
Metro Ministries, Inc. works in conjunction with local Methodist congregations to connect resources to ministries. (Barb Wiley and Sandy Grubb) http://www.indymetroumc.org/
SAWS is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing freedom to low-income, permanently disabled individuals through the construction of high quality wheelchair ramps. Acton has a team that works with SAWS to build ramps for our neighbors in need. (Ken Grubb) https://www.sawsramps.org/
Habitat for Humanity puts God’s love into action, by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for humanity has one or two Interfaith Builds each year. Together, the faith community of Greater Indianapolis emobies the power of unity in diversity with the hope of further enriching our neighborhoods. Acton participates in these Interfaith Builds. (Bruce McKay)
The United Methodsit Commitee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church. They assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR works with vulnerable communities to strengthen self-sufficiency and encourage partnerships and they respond to U.S. and international disasters, address diseases of poverty, minister to refugees and immigrants, provide clean water and actively work to reduce hunger. Throught out the year and during disasters, Acton support UMCOR. https://advance.umcor.org/
Acton has a spring and fall blood drive each year through Versiti Blood Centers. Each year we donate enough blood to save about 140 lives. (Susan French)
NEXT BLOOD DRIVE IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 1.
For Christmas, we work with Brightwood Community Center to pick two families that need some help over the holidays. We purchase Christmas gifts for the whole family, provide gift cards for food and other needed items. (Sally Grau) http://www.brightwoodcc.org/
Each year on the second Saturday in May, the U.S. Postal Service collects food for local food pantries through their Stamp Out Hunger program. Acton helps with the collection spots to sort and repackage foods. (Gayle Kerns)
Acton maintains a designated financial fund called the Amazing Mission Fund. Our Missions Team uses these monies to support our various missions throughout the year.