Grace United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Reaching people with the love and teachings of Jesus Christ

Missions

The Missions Team at Grace UMC believes we should be  “out of our seats and into the streets sharing the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.”
     We support the “6 Lanes of Giving” of the United Methodist Church by giving financially to
Lane 1 – Missionary Support, Lane 2-Global Projects, Lane 3 – National Projects,
Lane 4 –Hunger/UMCOR, Lane 5 –Racial Ethnic Local Churches, Lane 6-Conference & District Projects.
      We also support local organizations such as Haven House, Loaves & Fishes, Christian Services, Food Banks and many more.
  Community Service Opportunities include:

-         City Rescue Mission Maplewood Family Living Center

-         Southside Community Kitchen

-         Judson Clothing Bank

-         Small Households Needs Bank

 “Giving Tree” collected items vary month to month
 
MONTH
                                 ITEMS
         PLACE
Jan.
 

*Christian materials  for prisoners

*Thermals, underwear, T shirts, and socks for men and women sizes M-XXL.  ALL clothing must be WHITE OR BEIGE.

 *Prison Ministry at Mt. Hope Church

*Ingham Co. Jail
Feb.
 

Exit Buckets: 1 ea. of toilet, all purpose, & glass cleaner, cleanser, toilet paper, tissue, paper towels, sponges, broom/dust pan, mop, bucket, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, trash bags,  bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush/paste, hand lotion.

Haven House 121 White Hills, East Lansing 337.2731
 
March

New or gently-used pots, pans, dishes, silverware, kitchen utensils, linens, lamps, and lamp shades

Mt. Hope UMC Small Household Bank  482.1549
April

*Baby Shower:  clothing sizes 0-3T, rattles, receiving blankets, crib sheets, strollers, etc.

*Board books for babies:  Good Night Moon, all Eric Carle and Sandra Boyton books

Pilgrim UCC Small Child’s Closet, 484.7434
125 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
May

Personal needs items, feminine hygiene products, laundry and dish soap, toilet paper

South Lansing Minist-ries, Waverly Road
June

Underwear, especially boxer shorts for boys, and socks, ankle and full size, for children 4 T- adult sizes

Judson Children’s Clothing Closet
July

Clothes for student’s kindergarten through high school. Larger adult sizes are especially needed.

Judson Clothing Closet 882-5961
Aug.
*School Supplies/ Backpacks

All donations need to be at the church no later than Sunday Aug. 21st.

*Personal needs items
*Boy’s and Girl’s Club,

*Personal needs items will be given to South Lansing Ministries

Sept.

VETERANS:  personal needs items, and puzzles for men and women

 

*Coat Drive, sizes 4T - teens and men’s and women’s, all sizes (NEW OR CLEAN, GENTLY USED)

 
VA hospital in GR and homeless vets

*Judson, Plymouth UCC/ Eastminster Hope Clothing Closets- 1315 Abbott (M-TH 9-3)  337.0893

 
Oct.
Children’s hats and mittens, sizes 1-adults
 
 
UMC children’s 
home and CS clothing closets
Nov. 

Gifts for Christmas Share Store:  Suggestions include games, puzzles,  books, arts & craft supplies, Legos and gift cards for teens

Christian Services Christmas Share Store at Grace UMC
Dec.
Disposable Diapers and Formula
 
New Hope Church
Emergency Diaper Formula Ministry
 Food collections for local food banks are ongoing.
 “Noisy Can Collection” – 4th Sunday of every month for designated service organization within the local community or worldwide
Mission Trips have recently included:

-         Red Bird Mission in Kentucky

-         Medical teams to Nicaragua

-         Construction teams with Habitat for Humanity

-         Youth ministry to Louisville, Kentucky

 Special Events include:

-         Pancake Supper Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

-         Mobile Food Pantry

-         CROP Walk – October 13th

-         Alternative Holiday Gift Fair & Bake Sale

-         Christmas Share - December

-         Salvation Army Bell Ringing - December