Missions & Ministry

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A MESSAGE FROM MISSIONS

The communion offering for May is Peace with Justice and is one of the offerings chosen by the general conference. The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. Wesley and the early Methodists expressed their opposition to society's ills such as slavery, smuggling, inhumane prison conditions, alcohol abuse, and child labor.

We believe that salvation entails renewal of all individuals and the world. By engaging in acts of compassion and justice such as visiting the sick, feeding the hungry, advocating for the poor and oppressed, we live out our love for God through service to our neighbor. "Our love of God is always linked with love of our neighbor, a passion for justice and renewal in the life of the world" One of my favorite Bible verses is I Thessalonians 5:15 which says...always strive to do good, what is good for each other and for everyone else.

Just as our own discipleship occurs both at a personal and communal level, our work in the world extends beyond helping individuals to transforming the conditions that create injustice
and inequality.

Our Social Principles are the church's prayerful and thoughtful attempt to apply the Christian vision of righteousness to social and economic issues by advocacy action on issues of human well-being, justice, and peace” through research, education and training. Please give generously to help this worthy endeavor.

Thank you to all that purchased bookmarks for the Lenten project. Missions was able to contribute $ 138.00 because of your generosity. There are some bookmarks left if anyone is interested in supporting another mission project.

 

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 11:25

 

 

 


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