The missions committee meets the 3rd Monday every 3 months
Jan, Apr, July, Oct at 6:30pm
Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14 NASB
Mission giving in our community and beyond our local church is important to us. We are a medium sized church with an average attendance of 180 in our combined worship services. We provide financial help to local organizations throughout the year such as:
Faith in Action
...and many other organizations within the Methodist Conference and beyond.
Rev. Delbert Groves and his wife Sandy are our new missionaries!
Rev. Groves is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries based in Kitwe, Zambia. His wife, Sandy is also a missionary; they serve at the New Life Center.
The center, established in 2001 through Delbert and Sandy’s efforts, has grown into a resource for the young United Methodist Provisional Conference of Zambia. It has numerous outreach ministries, including New Life Press, health education, PET Zambia, a computer lab, English instructions in new church construction, and other training ministries.
Addition information is available online at . The couple also hosts volunteer-in-mission work teams.
KIDS IN MISSION
The Loose Change Collection for May will go to:
June’s loos change collection for the 4th and 11th will go to TWIGS. Twigs was founded in 2011 by Lisa Gulliams, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, to provide summer lunches to children. For many of these children those meals may be the only time they eat.
Twigs Summer Lunch Program is provided Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Twigs volunteers distribute meals from multiple locations so no child has to walk more than a block or two to eat. Every child is fed with no questions asked, no strings attached. Last year Twigs provided 79,911 free lunches in 23 communities from 43 locations.
In addition Twigs provides a Mobile Market the first Tuesday of every month, noon to 2 p.m. Whether it is 100 degrees or 5 below, Twigs volunteers distribute free fruits, vegetables and other food items to those in need from two Granite City locations: 2450 Stratford Lane and Triangle Park on the Rock Road.
Weekend Pack-a-Sacks are distributed every Friday during the school year. Children identified by their school principal and/or social worker of being at risk of having nothing to eat over the weekend are given a sack of non-perishable food items to take home. In 2016, 11,476 bags of food were distributed. Donations of time, money and talent are always needed.
FISHER HOUSE will be the recipients of the loose change on the 18th and 25th Sundays.
The purpose of the FISHER HOUSE is to provide temporary lodging for Veterans’ families during a medical crisis. The house offers a warm, inviting, and often calming environment where family members can find encouragement from others experiencing similar circumstances. It’s considered to be a, “home away from home” and provides a sense of comfort while a loved once is undergoing medical treatment as an inpatient at the V A St. Louis Health Care System. There is no fee for families staying at the Fisher House. For more information visit their website - www.fisherhouse.org or call (888) 294-8560.
Rev. Delbert and Sandy Groves are the United Methodist missionaries we help support in Zambia, Africa. Rev. Groves reflects on his work in Africa as “Christ not only saves us from our sinful, selfish nature, but He heals the body and mind so we can discover all that He has for us to live out a new life filled with purpose and hope. I love watching God work!”
Delbert and Sandy have four adult sons: James, Nicholas, Seth, and Nathan, three daughter-in-laws: Kellie, Lisa, and Amanda, as well as four grandchildren: Charles, William, Taylor, and Del.