Covenant Partners: The Methodist Church of Haiti and The Liberia Annual
Conference. New this year a 10% tithe of the opening worship offering
received will be sent to the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico for needs
identified from the Episcopal Office of Bishop Hector Ortiz Vidal for relief
efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

The remaining ninety percent of the offering will be split between the Haiti
Hot Lunch program and the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village in
Liberia.

Ministerial Education Fund: Collected on Sunday this offering is used to
develop Bold and Effective Leaders. Seminary grants benefit candidates,
and continuing education funds for clergy are among some of the uses for
these funds.

Midwest Mission Distribution Center: A truck will be at Grand Traverse
Resort on May 31 and June 1 to receive Personal Dignity Kits. Each kit
should include the following: One hand towel (bath), 1 washcloth (bath),
comb, nail clippers, toothbrush, toothpaste (2.5 oz or larger), shampoo (3-
4oz.) deodorant (2-3 oz), bar soap (3 oz or larger), and razor – individually
wrapped. Additional individual items include: glue sticks, dry erase
markers and eraser, blue and black pens, 1 subject spiral notebooks.

Deacon’s Book Collection for Childhood Literacy: The Michigan Deacons
along with Julie Bard are excited to promote awareness about and action for
childhood literacy. Deacons around Michigan are working with
organizations that need books and/or can distribute books for free to the
children in their communities. We are teaming up with Scholastic Literacy
Partnerships and Cokesbury so churches can purchase age appropriate
books at a lower cost.

You can make a contribution by designating to one or more of the above
special offerings to St. Luke’s by Sunday May 27th.

For more details on how to make Personal Dignity kits or order books go to:
http://2018.michiganumc.org/homepage-v2/conference/in-gathering/