A Message from Missions
The Communion offering for December is for United Methodist Communities. For over a century, United Methodist Communities has compassionately served senior citizens at facilities across New Jersey. Their full service communities are modern, beautiful assisted living communities with a huge infrastructure of aides, medical experts and equipment to serve seniors of every need. United Methodist communities have settings that beautifully balance levels of independence and security.
At United Methodist Communities, living the "abundant life" is a key part of our faith based mission. Their philosophy and customized services enhance the lives of every person who calls United Methodist Communities home. This combination of humanity and vitality form the foundation for an abundant life. Unlike other "for-profit" senior care facilities in New Jersey, United Methodist Communities is first and foremost driven by its principles of faith and its charitable mission to serve seniors of all faiths, backgrounds, and needs. They believe in
following "the footsteps of Christ" to deliver physical and emotional care and support, as well as to foster spirituality and the joy of faith for all those who seek it.
The January communion offering will go to Human Relations. Human Relations Day is one of six church wide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. Human Relations Day calls United Methodists to recognize the right of all God's children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with one another. The special offering benefits neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services and work with at-risk teens through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program. United Methodists celebrate Human Relations Day in conjunction with the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Communion offerings are accepted all month long and will go to that months designated charity. We sometimes get offerings at the end of the month after the upcoming month is
announced. Please be aware that if it is not specified for the following month, it will go toward the current month we are in.
The Giving Tree will be up in Friendship Hall. The gifts will again go to The Roosevelt Care Center in Old Bridge. Please take a tag from the tree, purchase the gift and return it by December 12th. We are asking that you please wrap the gift and attach the tag to the outside of the package so the facility will know what the gift is, and the size so they can be distributed to the proper resident.
Please give generously to all these mission projects. Thank you.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.