Missions


2014 Mission & Ministry Pledges Information


Local

Sack Lunch Program - A dedicated crew of volunteers, under the leadership of Delores Grier, prepares and serves sack lunches to anyone who comes to our door Monday - Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. year round.  During the winter months, a hot meal is also served with the sack lunch . This past year we served 6,175 lunches.

Global

Eiguliai United Methodist Church in Kaunas, Lithuania

We have committed $350 each month in support of our partner church, Eiguliai Methodist Church. On the fourth Sunday of each month we take up a "Noisy Bucket" offering with one hundred percent of that offering going to Eiguliai.

Our Lithuania Mission Team has gone to Lithuania in 2001 and 2004 to explore the various ministries of the United Methodist church in Lithuania, worship with our partner church, and help to put on Bible camps. In the summer of 2006 we brought the first Youth In Mission group from Eiguliai to the United States, so that they could spread the word about the work of the United Methodist Church in Lithuania as well as participate in some mission opportunities in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Through various fundraisers throughout the year we are currently helping raise money to build a permanent church structure for the Eiguliai church.

For more information on the United Methodist Church in Lithuania, visit www.lithuaniaumc.org.

Fundraisers for the Eiguliai United Methodist Church Building Fund:

Scrap Metal Collection

Scrap metal will be collected on the first Saturday of each month. Someone will be available in the parking lot from 9 a.m. – noon to receive your donations. Any metal is acceptable with the exception of refrigerators and freezers containing freon and engines with oil or gas in them. For pick-up of large items, contact Mark Lowman or Paul Kremer.

Missions Work Area

The Missions Work Area has chosen to direct some mission dollars to the following projects in 2014:

  1. Bread for the World Advocating for food for all and an end to hunger by educating leaders, policy makers, and the public.
  2. Cass Community Social Services Provides emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing for 250 homeless men, women, and children each night. It provides free mental health and medical services and offers vocational training and employment for people with disabilities.
  3. Haiti: School Solar Oven Project Teaching and delivering the appropriate technology for solar cooking.
  4. Joy-Southfield Community Free Health Clinic Volunteer health care practitioners and laypersons provide primary and preventative health care to local residents without health insurance. The Federal government characterizes it as a medically under-served area.
  5. Liberia: Brighter Future Children Rescue Center Helping child soldiers, girl prostitutes, rural teen mothers and internally displaced children.
  6. M.O.S.E.S. This group of diverse congregations organizes communities, develops leaders and builds relationships to advocate for social justice.
  7. NOAH Project (Networking, Organizing and Advocacy for Health) Offers a comprehensive array of services including referrals to area service providers.
  8. Powell, Brandon C. Missionary serving at N.O.A.H. Project, a mission of Central United Methodist Church in Detroit.
  9. ROFUM Sack Lunch Program Sack lunch and hot meal served daily Monday-Friday for those in need.

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