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SPECIAL Project 5000 CHALLENGE for the Big Game!

Inspired by the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the LA Rams, United Methodists in Cincinnati and Los Angeles are teaming up for a “good competition” to address hunger in both cities!


Todd Anderson, superintendent of the Ohio River Valley District and Mark Nakagawa, superintendent of the California-Pacific West District are challenging their Churches to donate funds to our local food pantries. Let’s see which District can raise the most funds to fight hunger in our community!


Donate NOW to Project 5000 here!


Donations to count for the challenge must be made by Monday, Feb 14. Please designate the amount donated by check if you want it to count toward challenge total.


Our Project 5000 collection of food and funds will continue as planned for Feb 20-March 6.


Who DEY! Go Cincinnati! Beat the Rams!  


Contact Karen Van Wagenen at 325-2849 or if you have questions or need help signing up.

Project 5000 is founded on an unforgettable experience in the life of Jesus . . . the feeding of the 5,000. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish offered by a small boy and multiplied them to provide more than enough food for the multitude of 5,000.

This is a wonderful way for your family to spend time sharing with others and sharing our love of Jesus.

Given the growing needs of our community, COS United Methodist Women are sponsoring our annual Project 5000 food drive starting on Sunday, February 20. Similar to our food drive last year, our aim is to make Project 5000 contactless, safe, and simple for everyone in the midst of the pandemic.
On February 20 & 27 – After each service, food bags will be distributed in the Library with a list of non-perishable food items to purchase.
Or You Can Sign Up Online to Donate Food or Money - Go to the Signup Genius link below to see the list of needed food and tell us how many bags of food you’d like to donate. Purchase as many food items on the list as you can find and pack your donated food in a large reusable plastic or cloth bag.
If you’d prefer to make a cash donation in lieu of purchasing food, you can donate money on Signup Genius using a debit/credit card or mail a check to Melissa Starkweather at 5945 Sovereign Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241. Please make your check out to COS-UMW and write “Project 5000” in the memo line.
On Sunday, March 6 from 12:30-3:00pm – Bring your bags of donated food to COS for contactless drive-up drop off. Food & monetary donations will be distributed to food pantries at York Street UMC, State Ave UMC, Brecon UMC, Wesley Education Center, Princeton Closet, and Blue Ash Backpack Bundles.
We Are Also Looking for Volunteers to help distribute food bags at church, collect food, and drivers are needed to take food to the pantries. Gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer will be provided to help keep you safe.

Click here to donate food, money or volunteer!

Contact Karen Van Wagenen at 325-2849 or if you have questions or need help signing up.
Thank You!

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