First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


September Mission of the Month

September 1-30, 2019

Ruth Zielinski, a member of our church and Clinical Associate Professor, Program Lead, U-M Midwifery Program, takes 4-5 midwifery students each February to two refugee camps in Uganda where they train and assist South Sudanese women. There they will train women as doulas. Bringing along some very basic supplies listed below, Ruth and her students hope to give women and their babies a better chance at survival. Please consider purchasing any of the following and placing them in the basket in the church office:

One-sided razor blades
Soap for babies (Baby Magic or Johnson and Johnson)
Size medium or size 7 sterile gloves 
Disposable non-sterile gloves 
Size medium cotton women's underwear
2 packs of 4x4 gauze
New (or gently used) light-to-medium weight newborn clothing
Gallon-size Ziploc bags

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