LOCAL CHURCH MISSIONS
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 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 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:
Somerset County Food Bank
Chapliancy to the Elderly
Ridge Oak Extended Care
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
Red Bird Mission