Missions

— MISSIONS AT CENTRAL UMC —

 “Do all the good you can, in all the places
you can, to all the people you can.” ~ John Wesley 

Central Works to Alleviate Hunger

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The Grantsburg Area Food Shelf
Donations of food items and cash help to feed hungry people in the Grantsburg School District.  In May and November, volunteer from Central operate the food shelf.

 

The Back-Pack ProgrambackpackCentral is known as the “Mac ‘n Cheese Church”
Every month, 6 dozen (or more) boxes of macaroni and cheese are donated to support the Salvation Army’s Back-Pack Program, which makes back-packs full of food available to families in Grantsburg.

 

SEPTEMBER MISSION

JULY & AUGUST MISSIONS

MAY-JUNE MISSIONS

 IMAGINE NO MALARIA

Imagine no Malaria is an effort of the people of the United Methodist Church putting faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the deaths of a child or a mother.  Imagine No Malaria works in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and The Global Fund.  The program is focused on delivering four key components:

  1. Prevention:  Mosquito nets, draining standing water, trimming foliage and proper sanitation are all critical to preventing malaria.

 

  1. Treatment: The United Methodist Church has been working in Africa for more than 160 years.  The church has the infrastructure of more than 300 clinics and hospitals in Africa.  The campaign has the goal of getting appropriate medications and diagnostic tests to those facilities.

 

  1. Education:  Training local community health workers to educate people on the symptoms and defenses against malaria and how to use mosquito nets.

 

  1. Communications:  The program provides education on malaria and information through its vast radio network in Africa.

I have witnessed the lose of life of adults, children and unborn babies with my work overseas.  I have personally had malaria 4 times and I know the importance of prevention and treatment.  I feel is an important mission of the United Methodist Church.  ~ Deb Hammer

 

APRIL MISSIONS

FEBRUARY MISSION

Souper Bowl of Caring

We will be collecting cans of soup and monetary donations to support our local food shelf!  Thank you for helping us tackle hunger!

JANUARY MISSION

DECEMBER MISSION

 

 

OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER MISSION RESULTS

Thank you to all who supported Trick or Treat for UNICEF & Operation Christmas Child. This year Central Church collected $169 for UNICEF and 42 shoe boxes for children around the world. Your generosity is much appreciated!

 

 

OCTOBER MISSION

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Worldwide, many kids need medicine, nutrition, clean

water, emergency relief and education. When kids Trick-or- Treat for UNICEF, the donations they collect help save lives. Children will be collecting coins during worship and while trick or treating…. Thank you for your support!

We will also begin the Operation Christmas Child shoe box collections in late October. Watch the bulletin and November newsletter for additional information!

 

 

 AUGUST MISSION: COMMUNITY REFFERAL AGENCY

CRA’s mission is to work for societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all people.

They provide assistance to Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Polk, Burnett and Barron Counties by collaborating with legal, medical, human services and other agencies.

All Services are Free and Confidential

We will be focusing on our efforts on collecting/purchasing bedding. Please check out the Missions Board at church for more details.

JULY MISSION: We are collecting school supplies for those in need in our own community. Donations can be placed in the basket under the missions board.

 

 

JUNE MISSION: Central will fundraising for Paul Webster The Rev. Paul L. Webster is a missionary with Global Ministries. Originally from New Richmond, Wisconsin, Webster has been serving at the Mujila Falls Agriculture Centre in Kanyama, Zambia, since 1992. Mujila Falls is located in northwestern Zambia near the source of the Zambezi River. Webster’s work as a rural economic development specialist serves the needs of impoverished communities by addressing root causes of poverty. Through training and education in small animal husbandry, sustainable agriculture, tree nurseries, and much more, Webster is helping communities in Zambia provide for themselves an income from small-scale, family-based production activities. Webster said, “God has provided abundant land, water, and plant and animal resources to Africa; it is up to Christ’s church to provide knowledge, faith, and hope to its people.”

SUNDAY’s IN APRIL-APRIL SHOWERS

In April we will be collecting items to restock the church for the next 12 months with supplies (paper products, cleaning supplies, etc.) Please see the suggested list for items that the church is in need of.

– Coffee – Regular (Approx. 2# can)

– Coffee – Decaf (Approx. 2# can)

– Paper Plates (9′ Dinner, Dixie Ultra)

– Cold Cups (approx. 9 oz.)

– Paper Towels – Rolls

– Mini Moos/Creamers (Individual cups)

– Toilet Paper

– Tissues

– Dish Soap

– Hand Soap – Pump (12 oz)

-Hand Sanitizer – Pump

– Room Deodorizer – Spray

-Room Deodorizer – Pod

 

SUNDAY’s IN MARCH – APRIL 15th

GREEN THUMB GARDENING PROJECT

Running Through April 15, 2017

We all are beginning to look for signs of spring with little success! But spring WILL come and with it comes thoughts of gardening and enjoying fresh produce!

During March we will be collecting vegetable seeds for the people in the Appalachian region of Ohio. The Green Thumb Gardening Project allows people to grow food to feed their families year round. Please remember NO tomato seeds-they prefer to distribute small tomato plants.

SUNDAY’S IN FEBRUARY

We will be collecting cans of soup and monetary donations to support Souper Bowl of Caring.

Thank you for your support!

SUNDAY’s IN JANUARY

We will be collecting for our two standard missions, the Grantsburg Area Food Shelf and Mac’n Cheese for the Back-Pack Program.  Thank you for your support of our ongoing missions!

 

 

DECEMBER MISSION

SOX BOX -Collecting socks, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for the Christmas Store.sox-box

NOVEMBER MISSION

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

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UMW will try to fill 16 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year ~ 8 girls 5-9 and 8 boys 5-9.   We are collecting donations to include in the gift boxes.  You can also fill your own box if you prefer-the deadline to donate a box is Nov. 13th.  Information is available on the table at church.

On November 9th, we will fill the boxes as a group.  Things we already have:  pencil boxes with pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, calculators, toothbrushes, wash clothes, crayons, small notebooks, glue sticks, 8 pair of socks, misc. small toys, small bars of soap. There are posters on the bulletin board with lists of things we already have.  If you are interested in working on this as a group project, contact Terry Giles, 715 463-2400 or LuAnne Martell 715 222-3016.

 

SUNDAY’S in OCTOBER

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The children will collect loose change during worship in October along with collecting donations while trick-or-treating on Halloween!  We will have the results to publish in our December Newsletter.  Thank you for your ongoing support for UNICEF and children in need.

SUNDAY’s in SEPTEMBER MISSION

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The children at Central collected $129.00 in September for the Moola for Milk program. Your generosity will go a long way in helping those in our own community. Thank you!

 

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SUNDAY’S IN AUGUST~SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Central will be collecting school supplies for those in need in our own community. Please see the mission board for additional details.