LOCAL AND WORLD MISSIONS TEAM
St. Paulians have a long history of putting our ‘faith into action’ by being Volunteers In Mission (VIM) through groups and as individuals. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree… You only need a heart full of grace…a soul generated by love.”
United Methodists have believed, from the beginning, that each of us is called to participate in the outreaching ministry of Jesus Christ. Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling. By volunteering to serve through programs such as United Methodist Volunteers in Mission or the Mission Volunteers program of The General Board of Global Ministries, every person in the church has the opportunity to serve and to live their calling more faithfully.
Local missions involvement includes: Kitchen Cupboard Food Pantry, ACT (Area Congregations Together), reaching out to the homeless community, and other projects.
Volunteers in Mission (VIM) travel to regional, national, and international sites for mission work.
For more information on how you can get involved with the Local and World Missions team, contact Bev Hartz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
INTERESTED IN SERVING THE HUNGRY IN ITHACA?
One of our local missions opportunities is preparing 60 lunches to be distributed at the SJ Community Service Day Center on the second Tuesday of each month. Any group or individuals that would like to volunteer for this project should contact Dick Tabor (email@example.com) who can provide further details.
COSTA RICA MISSIONS
Follow George Gull and Nancy Potter’s mission blog here.
Read the latest newsletter from Methodist missionary Deirdre Zimmerman in Nepal here.
Click the button below to donate online for disaster relief through UMCOR.
You may also place checks in the offering plates on Sunday mornings with
“Disaster Response, International (#982450)” written on the memo line.