WE REGULARLY SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING MISSIONS:
In Our Community
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Springfield, Inc.
Interfaith Hospital Network helps individuals and families overcome homelessness in Springfield and Clark County. Our church provides meals during the year for the family shelter.
Manna Food Pantry
The Manna Food Pantry serves the Southeastern School District in Clark County Ohio and is housed in the First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in South Charleston. It is supported by area churches and community members. As a congregation, we provide monetary donations periodically throughout the year for vouchers, and we supply food on a monthly basis. Contact FPC at 937-462-8479, extension 3 for more information.
The goal of Sufficient Grace is that no child experience hunger after school. We provide financial support as well as volunteers each week to help pack the boxes of food. The boxes then go home with children who have been identified and recommended to participate in the ministry within the Southeastern School District. Schools in Union and Madison Counties are also served by this ministry.
In the United States
Mountain Mission in Kentucky
For 70 years the United Methodist Mountain Mission has offered moderately priced items in their eight opportunity stores, which residents of Eastern Kentucky can then affordably obtain. In addition to providing employment to 70 area families, items are donated to families who’ve experienced loss. Our church members box and donate gently used clothing and household items. Trucks from the mission come twice a year.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief lives out signs of Christ’s extravagant grace nationally and internationally by prayerfully working with communities overwhelmed by natural or man-made disasters. UMCOR builds on the strengths of what is already available in a community and actively involves the people affected in recovery efforts. Our church provides cleaning, hygiene and school kits, as well as special offerings.
Around the World
For 50 years the Annoor Sanatorium for Chest Diseases has been treating tuberculosis among the Bedouin people of Jordan. It was founded by Dr. Eleanor Soltau and nurse Aileen Coleman in 1965 as a small Christian medical facility. In 1973 the addition of a new building was added. It was built by a member of our church — Lester Gates. The staff at this facility now treats nearly 20,000 people each year, serving patients from Jordan and the surrounding countries in the Middle East.
Heifer International is on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities. They work to end hunger and poverty in partnership with the communities they serve. The participants are given both livestock and seed, which is then followed-up with training. Heifer International programs support entrepreneurs around the world, creating lasting change from the ground up.