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Sidney First United Methodist Church pastors Eileen Hix, fourth from left, and David Chivington, far right, prepare for the baptism of a local family. The church foundation participates in Match Day to raise funds for several outreach ministries.

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SIDNEY – The Sidney First United Methodist Church Foundation participates in Community Foundation Match Day to support programs for members and non-members.

“Match Day funds are used to support our various outreach ministries, including ministries in the service of those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, ministries bringing youth closer to the community with God, and ministries in support of children. low income families, ”said Kent Witt, Sidney First United. President of the Methodist Church Foundation. “Groups like Samaritan Works, Alpha Community Center, Compassionate Care, FISH, GriefShare, and children’s ministries, including a community Easter egg hunt, all benefit.”

Gifts from past game day have helped families in need with food, temporary accommodation and medical expenses, mission trips for young people and help during the most difficult days of the pandemic for some families who have lost their job.

To support the Sidney First United Methodist Church Foundation on match day, gifts should be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match / Sidney First Foundation noted on the note or in a note or form accompaniement. Details and forms are available on the Community Foundation website at commfoun.com and at the Sidney First United Methodist Church Foundation, 230 E. Poplar St., Sidney. Gifts must be received by November 30 to be eligible for matching money. Credit card gifts can only be made on November 30.

The Shelby County Community Foundation hosts its Match Day event each year on Giving Tuesday. Twenty-three local charities will ask supporters to donate to the Community Foundation which will be matched up to a total of $ 5,000 per charity.

Organizations participating in Match Day have a 501 (c) (3) tax status and organization fund within the Shelby County Community Foundation with an asset balance in excess of the Foundation Fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed in an organization’s fund, but will instead be returned to the organization for its work in the community.

Sidney First United Methodist Church pastors Eileen Hix, fourth from left, and David Chivington, far right, prepare for the baptism of a local family. The church foundation participates in Match Day to raise funds for several outreach ministries.




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