Supporting Ministries & Organizations that Make a Difference

During Lent many Christians commit to fasting, or giving up certain luxuries in order to remember the sacrifice of Jesus' journey into the desert for 40 days.


In recent years, instead of simply abstaining from certain things, our church has focused on giving to those in need through a campaign we call “40 Days of Giving.”

For each day of the Lenten season, we’ll identify an item that you can donate to support not only our ministries, but also other organizations that make a difference in our community.

You can drop off your donations in the bins in the church parlor.

We also invite you to keep the organizations and those they serve in your prayers as you gather your donations. 

For a dated list - 1 item assigned for each day of Lent - click here.

$40 for 40 days

Don't have time to find and purchase all of these items? Consider donating $1 for each day of Lent - we'll make sure the funds that are donated are divided among each of these ministries and agencies. 

Audubon park umc food bank &

tuesday breakfast

Our FOOD BANK works with 2nd Harvest to provide healthy food to our neighbors. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, the Food Bank is open 8:30am - 11:30am, and COFFEE & HOT BREAKFAST are served from 8:30am - 10:30am as well.

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated! For more info or to find out how you can get involved, check out

Requested items this year:

1 one-pound pkg of spaghetti     1 can of beans                    1 can of fruit

1 can of soup                                 1 can of tomato sauce       1 bottle of ketchup

1 'meal in a box'                            1 box of cereal                    1 can of stew

1 can of vegetables                       1 box gallon-ziplocks        1 roll paper towels

1 pkg of plastic spoons                1 pkg of sugar packets      1 pkg Italian breadcrumbs

                           1 box of disposable latex gloves (non-powdered, M/L/XL)

audubon elementary school

We love partnering with our neighborhood elementary school! In the past we have had church members volunteer for after and in-school programming, participate in Teacher Appreciation Week, and be involved with the Bite2Go program, providing food to take home for students suffering from food insecurity.

For more info about Audubon Elementary or volunteer opportunities, check out

Requested items this year:

    1 pair of sweatpants* 

    1 pair of leggings*

    1 pkg markers or crayons

    1 travel-size toothbrush/paste

    1 travel-size deodorant

    1 comb or brush

*size 4T, 5T, or Youth 6-10

umcor hygiene kits

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief arm of the Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. When disaster strikes, at home or internationally, they are often one of the first groups in and one of the last groups out. Most recently in our area, UMCOR is helping with the ongoing effects of the Medical Lakes fires.

One of the ways local church members can 'help the helpers' is by collecting items for Hygiene Kits. Hygiene Kits are distributed to people both in the US and internationally who have been affected by disasters (whether socio-economic, human-caused, or nature-driven), providing basic necessities to those who are most vulnerable during times of crisis.

Requested items to help us make the kits are:

    1 hand towel (not meant for kitchen/cleaning, or made of microfiber)

    1 washcloth (not meant for kitchen/cleaning, or made of microfiber)

    1 sturdy comb (with at least 4-7" of teeth)

    1 pair of toenail or fingernail clippers

    1 adult toothbrush

    1 box of adhesive bandages

Bare necessities

The mission of the Bare Necessities Non-Food Pantry is to support the Audubon Park Food Bank clients by offering personal hygiene and household cleaning products - because every person has the right to feel clean.  

Guests can “shop” from the donated items on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays every month from 8:30am - 10am. For more info, email Sandi Nicol at

Requested items this year:

    1 bottle of liquid hand soap

    1 pkg of safety razors

    1 bottle of lotion or stick of deodorant

    1 box of tissues

    1 toothbrush (adult or child's)

    1 tube of toothpaste

twinlow camp & retreat center

Twinlow is our local United Methodist Camp & Retreat Center, located on the Lower Twin Lakes in Rathdrum, ID. They run summer camps for all ages (now including adults!), as well as year-round events and retreats. We are proud throughout the year to support camperships for youth and children who want to attend camp but need help with the cost, as we not only love our kids, but we love our camp and want to support them whenever and however we can! To learn more about Twinlow, visit

Requested items this year:

    1 pkg of perler beads or pony beads

    1 pkg of acrylic paints

    1 pkg of paintbrushes

    1 pkg of colored cardstock

    1 pkg of canvases


    1 pkg of tape (all kinds)