Homeless Run
Feeding and clothing the homeless in DC 
 
We are currently taking donations of men’s socks and underwear (sizes L and XL boxers or 32, 34, 36 briefs), t shirts, woman’s underwear, backpacks, blankets and any other items you believe would help make the homeless person feel safe. As the weather warms, we are also looking for men and woman’s shorts and short sleeve shirts. We are also accepting donations for “Health Kits” which contain hotel size shampoo, soap, tooth brushes and tooth paste, shaving razors and combs.
 
 
Senior Luncheon

Once a month on a Thursday toward the end of the month, there is a cheerful gathering of folks visiting and breaking bread together. We call this event The Senior Luncheon. If you walk in the door around noon on that day, you will smell enticing aromas, hear cheerful laughter, and see some familiar as well as some unfamiliar faces. Our Senior Luncheon is an outreach to the community, so you will see people there that you might not see on a Sunday morning, but you may very well run into them some other time in the Safeway or the Food Lion. Usually, between 35 and 45 people join us.

In spite of the name “Senior’s Luncheon”, you do not have to be a senior to join us. If you are interested in a delicious meal and lovely fellowship, please come out to the Senior Luncheon! 
 
RSVP to the church office at 301-782-4260 or by email to cbbeckley@rcn.com.
Christmas in April
 
0Cheltenham United Methodist Church will again be working with the Christmas in April Progam in Prince George’s County. This is a wonderful program that helps repair the homes of folks who are elderly or disabled. Christmas in April is a non-denominational volunteer organization that repairs the homes of senior citizens who are either low-income and/or physically challenged so they may live in warmth, safety, and independence.  After months of planning and preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a one day repair effort on the last Saturday in April. 
To learn more check out their Factsheet.
 
Walt Poliansky is heading up the project again this year. He is looking for volunteers to help with the work, monetary donations to help buy supplies and more.  We are not sure of the house location for 2019. Stay tuned for more information. We already have a number of volunteers, so if you can offer time or money, we would love to have you on the team.  Please contact the Pastor.
 
Monday Methodists 
Mondays  9 am in Furgang Hall
Monday Methodists is a simple concept. Lu Lawrence is the leader of a group of people praying together. We gather together at 9 a.m. on Monday mornings and we share what is on our hearts. We lift up prayers of joy and thanksgiving, as well as praying for people who are in need.
If you are in need of prayer or would like to join a small  prayer group, you are always welcome to join! 
 
S.L.O.G.G.S.
(Slightly Older Guys & Gals)                              2nd Wednesdays   11:30 A.M.
The Senior Citizen Club, Slightly Older Guys & Gals, known as SLOGGS.
 
We meet once a month on the second Wednesday at Cheltenham UMC to have lunch and socialize. We still have committees to prepare the lunches. We still salute the flag, say grace before lunch, have inspirational stories and have a short meeting.
 
The SLOGGS Senior Citizens Group is looking for new members, young and old. We invited anyone interested to please come join us, and bring your crafts. We have a wonderful history and lots of pictures to show you about the Slightly Older Guys and Gals.
Theatre Goers
A group of folks from the congregation and the community gather together to attend Theatre productions.  It is a fun way to fellowship with each other.
If you would like to join, contact us by clicking here