Missions & Outreach News
Mission work is woven into the fabric of our church. Many of the groups, classes, organizations and age-related ministries are engaged in reaching out in the name of Christ. In addition, our Missions Committee helps connect people from the congregation and the community to those most vulnerable and in need. Our mission work includes opportunities locally to touch the lives of our neighbors, and globally to share the love of Christ across the globe. There is a chance for everyone to participate through giving and hands-on ministry. We are the hands of Christ! Come, help make a difference!
For additional information, please contact Rev. Ann McClellan at [email protected], 719-471-8522, ext.214. If you would like to volunteer for any of our mission and outreach activities, please submit the Volunteer Sign-Up Form on this page.
Peace with Justice Special United Methodist Offering
TOGETHER, WE SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF PEACE AND ENCOURAGE COOPERATION LOCALLY, IN THE UNITED STATES, AND GLOBALLY
The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. In Jesus’ inaugural address, standing in his home synagogue in Nazareth, he detailed his game plan,
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)
Moved by Christ’s love to pursue reconciliation and peace, honoring the dignity of every individual made in God’s image, The United Methodist Church is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice.
Although you, and possibly even our congregation, may lack the resources alone to effect change in a broken world, your giving is vital for the UMC to continue its global ministries of reconciliation. Because of the Peace with Justice Special Offering, the people of The United Methodist Church can make a difference together by sowing seeds—and yielding fruit—of peace.
Please prayerfully consider supporting all the Peace with Justice programs by making a donation anytime throughout the month of May.
Special days. Special ways. Give generously.
Missions Food Donations for May
Throughout the year of 2021, FUMC will be collecting non-perishable foods to give to local food pantries. There are so many people in need, and this is a gracious way for you to serve others! Thank You for your generosity and compassionate acts of giving to those who are less fortunate.
This month’s food pantry is Meadows Park Community Center. Since 1987, Meadows Park has been a strong focal point for the Stratton Meadows neighborhood by providing free and affordable programs and resources for everyone.
When considering donations, please provide only unopened/unexpired packages of non-perishable FOOD items. Suggested items to donate:
cereal, canned meats, canned beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, canned chili, soup, rice, dried pasta, packaged meals, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly.
Just drop off your food donations at the church in the Missions Donation boxes found by the door. Please remember to wear a face mask and socially distance while in the church.
The Missions Ministry team enthusiastically leads these donation drives which bless many people. Thank you for sharing from your servant-hearts! Thank you for your generosity!
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Thanks be to God!
Hygiene Donations for Emergency Use
In a one gallon plastic bag please purchase new items for UMCOR to give to people in need:
- One hand towel and one washcloth
- 1 sturdy comb with no packaging
- 1 nail file or fingernail clippers;
- 1 bar of soap in original packaging
- 1 toothbrush
- 6 adhesive strip sterile bandages
- $1.00 for UMCOR's purchase of bulk toothpaste.
No products will be accepted with advertisements, religious patriotic or military symbols. Seal in a one gallon plastic bag and deliver to the FUMC missions donation box in another bag marked UMCOR by MAY 10.
Thank you for your generosity in sharing God’s love and grace with people in need! Please contact Ann McClellan for more information.