Local, Nation and Global Mission

LOCAL CHURCH MISSIONS

HEARTS 2HANDS

Hearts2Hands prayer shawl ministry meets on the third Tuesday morning of the month in Ed’s Place (youth room).  This ministry knits or crochets prayer shawls for person in need of prayer and support during an illness or difficult time.  Knitting instruction and yarn are provided.  This group is open to all women and girls of the church, and, yes, men and boys too!

CARING HEARTS

Caring Hearts is a program directed towards the nurture and support of our church community in our daily lives.  Members of the Caring Hearts program want to strengthen our practice of fellowship and connection with each other through our mutual faith in God, our belief in the worth of each individual, and our desire to be faithful to Christ’s call to love one another.  Our goal is to communicate our church’s support with empathy and sensitivity so that congregational members experiencing difficult life junctures are not threatened with the fears of isolation and despair.

Members of the caring Hearts group review the weekly Prayer Concern List included in the Sunday Bulletin and reach out to congregational members thrgouh phone calls, letters or cards of encouragement, prayer, and visitation in members’ home when appropriate.

PIECEMAKERS

Piecemakers quilting group meets year-round every Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. in Melick Hall.  Women from our church as well as the surrounding community to work on quilts, knitting, crocheting, and many other hand and machine-made project.  Many of the items made are sold during the year and at the annual Holiday Bazaar as well as donated to local charities and needs.  Anyone new to the craft is invited to come, learn and share in fellowship.  Bring a sandwich if you can stay through lunch.

Our fundraising efforts financially support local, national, and global missions listed below:

LOCAL MISSIONS

Jail Chaplaincy

Somerset County Food Bank

Chapliancy to the Elderly

Ridge Oak Extended Care

Methodist Homes

Camp YDP

Resource Center for Women

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Samaritan Homeless Interim Program

God’s Co-Op Food Pantry

UMW Spiritual Retreat

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL MISSIONS

We support the missions and administration of our district and conference U.M.W. unit.  We also support the following:

Church World Service

Camden Neighborhood Center

KIVA

Red Bird Mission