Missions & Outreach

MISSIONS-OUTREACH

 

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.  A hot meal is also served with each sack lunch . This past year we served 7,500 lunches and since we started in the mid 1990’s over 200,000 lunches have been served. We have also expanded through this program to include As We Gather Service, on the last Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. led by Neal Harris, Fred Bowden, Michelle Prud’homme, Greg Allen and Bob Demyanovich along with As We Gather Bible Study on Friday’s at 9:30 a.m.

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:

The Missions Work Area has chosen to direct some mission dollars to the following projects in 2015-2016:

  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.