Missions & Ministry

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A MESSAGE FROM MISSIONS

A special thank you to all who contributed to the Giving Tree. Over 160 residents at The Roosevelt Care Center in Old Bridge received a gift for Christmas because of your kindness.

The communion offering for January is for Human Relations. A special Sunday authorized by the General Conference to be observed during the season of Epiphany on the Sunday before the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Human Relations Day calls upon United Methodists to further the development of improved relations with all people.
Micah 6:8b "What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" -
God calls us to do justice wherever we are. Justice comes in the form of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual healing through outreach programs, especially for individuals grappling with addiction. Human Relations Day is an opportunity for United Methodists to share in seeking justice for our neighbors and to help those in need. We challenged you to
reach, touch and restore lives. To help free people from the power of addictions, the pain of abuse and the effects of personal wounds and losses. We believe God calls us to lifechanging, radical ministry.

February communion offering will be for The Purple Leash/RedRover Project. Domestic violence statistics show that an estimated one in three women and one in four men experience
some form of domestic abuse in their lifetimes, but only 15 percent of domestic violence shelters accept pets. In addition, over 70 percent of women in domestic violence shelters
report their abuser threatened, injured or killed a pet as a means of control. As a result, nearly half (48%) of domestic abuse victims delay leaving because they can’t take their pet with them. For victims of domestic violence, pets are family members who provide vital, unconditional love and support.

RedRover staff and trained volunteers support animals and people in crisis by providing financial assistance, resources and emotional support. Through grants, collaborative renovation projects, workshops and more, they have provided more than 428,000 safe nights for animal victims of domestic violence. Over the last 14 years, RedRover has made great
strides to protect and preserve the human-animal bond by collaborating with domestic violence shelters and service providers to ensure pets and people can escape abuse together. Please help these victims of abuse be able to stay with the pets they love.

Thank you for your support and have a healthy and joyful New Year

 

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

 

 

 


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