Basket Ministry

Lanes Chapel UMC Basket Ministry

Like a basket, this ministry weaves together prayers of hope, encouragement and caring. The weaving begins with God and involves all church members and ministries. The Basket Ministry will regularly assemble and deliver baskets filled with inspirational materials, treats, tea, handmade crafts and small gifts. Each basket is prayed over by our ministry then blessed by our Pastor, Jeff Gage.

The Basket Ministry operates through donations of supplies: baskets, plastic wrap, silk flowers, ribbon, gently used or new items, tea, stuffed animals, cards, handmade items, inspirational books/materials, treats, small gifts. Monetary donations: please make your check payable to Lanes Chapel UMC and write “Basket Ministry” in the memo line. Drop your check in the offering plate or send to Lanes Chapel UMC • 8720 Old Jacksonville  Hwy • Tyler, TX 75703.

Types of baskets: Welcome New Members (We love our new members. What a great way to welcome them with their Bible, name tag, church information!), Welcome New Neighbors/Church Invitation (Do you have new neighbors? Welcome them to the neighborhood with a lovely Welcome Basket from Lanes Chapel), Homebound (Do you know someone who is homebound and could use a “hug” from our church?), Get Well (Minister To Those Who Are Sick) (Let’s lift the spirits of those who are sick/hospitalized and their families!).

As the ministry builds - Expanding to: Welcome Newborn Babies, Help in Celebrating Special Occasions, Offer Encouragement, Offer Our Congratulations for accomplishments, And more to come. 

If you have questions, want to make a donation or volunteer for assembly and delivery of baskets, please contact Jan McLarty by email janmclarty@att.net or 903-312-4733.