Missions

There are many opportunities to participate in the varied missions of the church: within the church, in the local community, nationally or internationally. Our outreach programs are varied so you will be able to find one that interests you.

 

We support the following community organizations:

  • New Britain Food Larder - is supported alternative giving during the year, weekly donations of groceries and also vegetables from our Community Garden during the growing season. (Last year over $123,000 worth of food items were distributed to nearly 175 families residing in the Central Bucks County area on a regular basis.)
  • Manna on Main Street  - is supported by  weekly donations of vegetables from our Community Garden during the growing season and proceeds from the United Methodist Women's Silent Auction -(is committed to ending hunger in the North Penn region by providing food, fulfilling social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. Through a food pantry and soup kitchen, emergency financial aid, counseling and referrals, and education opportunities, we serve those in need with the hope “that everyone might be fed.” www.mannaonmain.org
  • Memory Cafe - "Koffee Klatch" @ Chalfont United Methodist Church * provide a safe haven for socialization, stimulation and support for families experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or related Dementia issues. It will include time for coffee and conversation, different types of activities such as a sing-a-long, reminiscence games, arts & crafts, etc. Location: CUMC, second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to Noon.
  • A Women’s Place—Doylestown - supported by a special offering in December, alternative giving during the year & toiletries collection for kits that are made. (Doylestown “A Women’s Place” provides comprehensive free, private and confidential service, support, education, outreach and advocacy to victims of domestic abuse and violence and their children and the community.) www.awomansplace.org
  • Laurel House  - is supported by proceeds from United Methodist Women's Silent Auction (comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families and communities throughout Montgomery County. (transitional housing, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, community counseling and support groups, children’s programs, law enforcement collaboration and expanded community education and prevention efforts.) www.laurel-house.org

  • One House at a Time (Beds for Kids Program) - is supported by a special offering in July, alternative giving dring the year and the United Methodist Women. (provides disadvantaged children living in the Philadelphia area with a basic, but overlooked, need. Every child in the program receives a twin bed, bedding, and supplementary items that encourage healthy bedtime habits, like books, toothbrushes and stuffed animals. OHAAT purchases the beds from various manufacturers, and bedding and supplementary items are donated, sorted, and packaged by individuals and partner organizations—churches, social groups, and businesses. Everything is delivered directly to the homes of children in need. Many of the children in our program are transitioning from shelters or other temporary housing; some are recovering from catastrophes such as fires or floods; and others have been sleeping without a bed their whole lives.)www.ohaat.org
  • Doylestown FISH - is supported by a special offering in March, alternative giving during the year and also produce from our Community Garden during the growing season.(A Christian based organization whose purpose is to provide emergency assistance to Bucks County people in need when no other timely assistance is available; regardless of religious affiliation, race, gender or any other personal factor.) www.doylestownfish.org
  • American Red Cross - 2 blood drives are held during the year.
  • Neshaminy Manor - United Methodist Women Hat/Mittens collection
  • Habitat for Humanity - supported by a special offering in February and select workdays (Habitat for Humanity – is dedicated to build affordable homes, better lives, stronger families, and safer communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout Bucks County)
  • AA * (providing a meeting place)
  • Boy Scouts * (providing a meeting place)
  • Girl Scouts  (providing a meeting place)
  • * see ministries tab for further information

We also support the following organizations:

  • Americans for Native Americans is supported by a special offering in May and alternative giving during the year. (In the 1870’s U.S. government sent thousands of Native American children to off-reservation boarding schools in an effort to assimilate them into white society. Some of those schools were church related. The results were loss of native culture, language, spirituality and deep rooted family and home connection, and the repercussions continue today. The special offering benefits Native American outreach and

    provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans.-

    Americans for Native Americans (why they need our help… 42% of Navajo people live in homes with only 1 or 2 rooms, 65% of Zuni people live below the poverty line, The schools that are helped have 95-98% of their students in the free or reduced breakfast and lunch programs.)

     

                Food for Kids Backpack Program – Food for Kids sends home a backpack filled with child-friendly food each weekend. These children often have nothing to eat from their school lunch on Friday until they return to school on Monday morning. ANA currently sponsor 8 schools at $3,000 each, allowing 25-30 children in each school to be part of the program for one school year. There are 16 schools on the waiting list.

     

                Veterinary Care Program – Twice yearly trips are made by veterinarians to the Southwest to care for Native American owned pets and farm animals.

     

                Clothing & School Supplies – ANA supports many schools by supplying basic needs to children who have few resources. Schools identify the neediest of students, who in turn are sent new clothing, coats and shoes in their sizes. In 2010, we began a new eyeglasses initiative with Zuni children in need.

     

                Nursing Support Program – Seven Native American nursing students are selected each year to receive scholarships toward their tuition at the University of New Mexico in Gallup. Other students receive funding for required testing.


  • Heifer International - is supported by altenative giving during the year (Right now, families all over the world who struggle to find enough food to eat are looking for an opportunity to improve their lives and rise out of poverty. Families receive livestock and training that could provide them with a steady supply of milk, cheese, eggs and income. Not only will their nutrition improve, but they’ll also be on their way to brighter futures filled with hope and happiness.)
  • Moldova Children’s School - is supported by a special offering in September and alternative giving during the year. (MOLDOVA CHILDREN’S SCHOOL—The funds are used to purchase clothing for the most needy of the children at the boarding school; for supplies and other items needed by the school itself. Funds collected will be forwarded to the First Romanian Baptist Church of Philadelphia, one of our partners in this mission. Newsletters posted on the bulletin board outside the offices.)
  • Red Bird Mission- is supported by a special offering in August & Campbell's Product labels (Red Bird Mission and Clinic provides a medical clinic, dental clinic, laboratory and x-ray; elderly, family and children’s ministries; housing repair, craft and clothing ministries, Red Bird School and early childhood development program, with Appalachian families living in the coal region of southeastern Kentucky.)
  • UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief - is supported by a special offering in April and special giving during the year according to disasters (UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response in the United States and internationally. Our efforts are targeted in places where natural disasters, war, or conflict have done so much damage that communities are unable to recover on their own. While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, we stand ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery, until they are well on their way to establishing a “new normal” after a crisis.

    In addition, UMCOR helps communities in the United States and abroad prepare for emergencies and to reduce the risk of disasters through a roster of training programs.

    We also are involved in global development work. Specific programs address issues of health, water and sanitation, poverty, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and food security. Many development problems are interrelated, so UMCOR uses integrated solutions to address their root causes. UMCOR seeks to empower local hospitals, schools, churches, and other stakeholders by enhancing their capacity to address these issues.)


 

 

 

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