International Missions

During Jesus’ ministry…

And the crowds asked him, ‘What then should we do?’ In reply he said to them, ‘Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.

Luke 3:10-11

We engage in concrete actions that make the world a more just and loving place.  We feed the hungry, support mission projects, offer comfort and feed those who are suffering.  We participate in the following International ministries:

Malaria

Imagine No Malaria —  Malaria is 100% preventable: Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a child every 2 minutes. But, there is hope! Imagine No Malaria is a mission undertaken by the entire United Methodist Church. By improving the ways people fight the disease using bed nets, providing access to diagnostic tests and medicine, draining standing water, and improving sanitation we have already helped reduce malaria deaths by more than half. Imagine No Malaria combines integrated health infrastructure, education and advocacy to address death and the debilitating effects of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to donate to this mission.

Gift FareAlternative Gift Fair — On the first Sunday in December, come to our fellowship hall for live music, homemade soup and gift shopping at booths that support charitable causes. Some of the many booths you will find: Heifer International, 10,000 Villages, Third World Handcrafts, Green Sanctuary from the Universalist Unitarian Church, crafts from Temple Beth El and crafts from United Methodist Women. All proceeds go to charity. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

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Operation Shoebox (children) — Starting each year at the end of October, we participate in the “Operation Shoebox Mission Project”.  Participants fill a shoebox full of a toy, fun hygiene stuff and school supplies for a needy child somewhere in the world.  These shoeboxes are targeted to children from the age of 2 through 14.  This ensures a child receives a wonderful Christmas gift.

Filipino Lunch — In July, we host a lunch of Filipino pancit, chicken adobo and fruit salad to raise money for a missions team who go to the Philippines each August. The mission relates to health, peace and social justice for the people of the Philippines. Some of the people who go on the mission are from the larger United Methodist Conference, although they are open to individuals from FUMCOR joining them.