Sharing God's Love; Following the Way
The Mission Commission helps to support various projects and non-profit groups around the world which help people in need. Some of these groups are Bread for the World, Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International, Heifer Project, Hope for the Children of Africa, Native American Children’s Fund, Mary Johnston College of Nursing in the Philippines and The Vision of Native American Ministries. We also help to sponsor Paul Jeffrey, a photo/journalist for the United Methodist Board of Missions. For many years, we also sponsored Dr. Fergusson of the Kissy Eye Clinic in Sierra Leone, who passed away in 2008.
The Mission Commission would like to thank the congregation for supporting our annual Global Mission offering in September. This offering is used to improve the lives of less fortunate people around the world, and to support our covenant missionary, photo/journalist Paul Jeffrey.
UMCOR is challenging us and other United Methodists to help farmers earn fair prices for their crops by participating in UMCOR’s 100-Ton Challenge. We are encouraged to increase the amount of fairly-traded coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks purchased through the UMCOR coffee project.
When we purchase fairly-traded goods, small-scale farmers earn fair prices, and can invest in farm improvements, reduce debt, and improve their communities while providing a better life for themselves and their families.
You can help UMCOR meet the challenge by purchasing teas, coffees, hot chocolate mix, nuts and cranberries in the Library/Fireside Room between services on most Sunday mornings. Chocolate bars are available in the cooler weather and at the Christmas Faire in November.