For many years we have collected school supplies for children who attend Locust Grove Public Schools. Last year we were able to give out more than 100 new backpacks filled with school supplies. All supplies are donated by First UMC of Locust Grove church members. Each year it is our goal to allow each child to start the school year with the supplies they need.
Coats for Kids
Every November we partner with Locust Grove Public Schools; ELC, Upper Elementary and Middle School. We work together with the counselors at each building to find out the number of children who are in need of a new winter coat, and they provide us the sizes as well. The congregation at First UMC LG then purchases new coats for the children to ensure they stay warm through the winter.
Each year we honor LGHS athletics by hosting them for healthy meals throughout the school year. A devotion is given and encouragement before games.
Trunk or Treat
Many costumes are adorned as members welcome the community each October 31 for an indoor Trunk or Treat. Candy is handed out to trick-or-treaters and a snack dinner is provided for all.
CJAMM Angel Tree Christmas Party
Christmas is a joyful time. The CJAMM (Criminial Justice and Mercy Minstry) sponsors the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Project. We sign up to provide gifts for children whose incarcerated parent has requested their child receive a gift.
Our members purchase gifts as if they are given by their incarcerated parent. A party is given for the children to receive their gifts from Santa Claus.