Missions & Ministry
A MESSAGE FROM MISSIONS
Nora from CASA picked up the games that were collected by the Sunday school to be used by foster children and their advocates. They were extremely grateful that we continued the program through these troubled times. Thank you to everyone that provided a game. A big thank you to the Sunday school kids that have turned in their Lenten banks. The money collected will go to CASA which was our Lenten project.
We received thank you letters from Elijah's Promise, St Hubert's Animal Shelter, Delanco Christian Camp, and Crossover Cups Mission for our support of their projects.
The communion offering for October is for World Communion Sunday. World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. The tradition originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1933, was adopted throughout the US Presbyterian Church in 1936, and subsequently spread to other denominations. In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches (now the National Council of Churches), endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide.
The observance focuses the attention of United Methodists on the universal and inclusive nature of the church. Gifts to World Communion Sunday fund go toward racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.
Your contribution makes a difference in the lives of people around the world who inspire new indigenous perspectives on ministry and mission. Thank you in advance for your support of this global endeavor.
Since we can't have the programs originally scheduled for 2020, your communion offerings are more important than ever to support our mission projects. Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Hello Friends! I am a member of Wesley UMC in South Plainfield. As a member of Missions I am collecting new socks during the month of October to be donated to charity. Clean warm socks are the number one requested item of the homeless. If you would like to help please feel free to drop off any new socks to the church office between 9am and 2pm Monday through Friday, or leave on the church house porch. We will also collect new hats, gloves & mittens. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated! Blessings to all! Sharon Ziobro