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MAY IS Ready to Go Head to Toe MONTH

Ready-to-Go-Head-to-Toe Ministry is gearing up for the 2015-2016 school year!  On the Christmas trees in the Worship Center Foyer there is a ready to go CARD with a child’s shoe & underwear size, age & grade so you can have the joy of purchasing these items for them to start the new school year.  Once you’ve purchased your items, you can place them in a sack with the card and put them under the tree. 

If you don’t have to time to go shopping? That’s ok, simply give $$$, we’ll do the shopping for you!!!  Drop your check in the offering plate this Sunday and write R2G in the memo!


You can make a difference and give a child a new, fresh start to the school year!!!

If you have any questions, please contact Amber 903-561-5703  THANK YOU!!!!


"Ready to Go, Head to Toe” is a community outreach ministry of Lanes Chapel UMC in Tyler, Texas.  For the past 10 years, we have provided children in Smith County with new shoes to start their new school year.  We service children from pre-kindergarten through high school only.

Our distribution day is Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM here at Lanes Chapel. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Complete ALL of the information on the application.  We must have a working telephone number to complete your order.  While we do our best to fulfill every application, we do not guarantee you will receive any items.  You must return the application in person, we do not accept fax, email, or mailed copies.  You must complete a new application every year.

This ministry is intended to help families who might not be able to afford these items for their children when 2015-2016 back-to-school expenses arise. If you would like to participate, follow these steps:

1) Print and fill out the form below based on your child's estimated sizes for the fall. If you do not have access to a printer, please visit Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church at 8720 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, 75703.

2) Return form as soon as possible. We have a limited number of children that we will be able to serve. This is on a first come, first serve basis. For your convenience we will be accepting application Tuesday's and Thursday's during our Food Pantry hours from 9:00am-12:00pm at LANES CHAPEL UMC, 8720 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler, TX 75703.

3) Look for your confirmation via email or text message. You will receive an email/text confirming your order and the date and time to pick up your child's package. If you do not receive any communication by August 1st, your name will be put on the waiting list. If we are able to serve those on the waiting list, you will be contacted.

2015-2016 School Year - Ready to Go Application

2015-2016 School Year - SPANISH Ready to Go Application

Contact Amber Thomas, Administrator for Lanes Chapel UMC at 903-561-5703 with any questions.


Mother-Son Game Night-MAY 31st


Sunday, May 31st, 5:30-7:00

Pack a picnic basket and meet at Faulkner Park for a fun evening.

Contact Mrs. Viki or Ms. Bekah with any questions. OR



Food Pantry

For only $15.00 a month you can “ADOPT A BAG” and provide a family in our community with one bag of groceries. You can have the $15.00 auto drafted or put it in the offering plate on Sunday mornings. (be sure to note that it’s for ADOPT A BAG) You may also elect to pay in full for 3 months, 6 months, or a full year. You can email us at . Please let us know if you would like to make a monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, or yearly commitment to this ministry.

The Food Pantry is also looking to get a refrigerator. If you have one you’d like to donate or if you’d like to purchase one for the pantry, please contact the church office.

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