Monthly Mission Moment
The Missions Committee promotes mission involvement locally and globally for the whole congregation. Every month or so, they choose a particular area of mission to focus on.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 9am-12pm we'll sell cookies and other treats by the pound for missions. We'll also be selling homemade crafts and other gifts. To bake treats, sell other items, or help with set-up, sign up here. We'll be in the Fellowship Hall.
Find the giving tree in the Narthex and take a tag to remind you to buy a gift card for 360 Communities while you’re doing your holiday shopping. We are collecting the cards throughout December. Any amount is appreciated; just be sure to write the amount on the card. Cards can be dropped off during the week in the pledge box or on Sundays under the tree.
Some of our ongoing missions include:
- Drop off items at our Missions Center near the Early Childhood Center entrance: used eyeglasses for the Lions Club, hearing aids for Starkey Hearing Foundation, food shelf and hygiene items for The Open Door Pantry, and old cell phones for the MN Zoo (please remove the SIM card and do a factory reset; learn more here).
- Coalition for Affordable/Transitional Community Housing (CATCH)
- Covenant Relations with UM Global Ministries: we are in partnership with Rev. Courtney Randall who is serving as a Congregational Development Officer with the Methodist Church of Ireland and Rev. Collins Etchi Ako, serving in the East Congo Episcopal Area in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- William Byrne Elementary School and ISD 191 to support education
- 360 Communities
- Adopt-A-Cop, prayers and notes for local police
- Feed My Starving Children, packing meals for hungry kids around the world
- Youth Mission Trips
- United Methodist Committee on Relief, which serves globally where needed
- Red Bird Missions (through Box Tops for Education)
- Red Cross Blood Drives, usually in the spring and fall
- Kits for assisting those asking for help on the street
- Annual Love Offering through the Minnesota Annual Conference
- Our annual Pumpkin Patch, hosted by our Youth Ministries, supports our youth mission trips and a variety of other missions.
Around the Church
You can also get involved within the church with things like worship leadership by checking out our Pitch-In page.