St. Paul’s UMC – A Church on a Mission!
We will continue to adhere to our goal of choosing missions that have a positive impact 1.) Locally, 2.) Globally and 3.) Regionally. We also will continue to support missions that have a strong personal connection to members of our church and/or community. When possible, we will “connect the dots” with our existing small groups and missions in order to work collaboratively. We are very excited to see how everything is all coming together and strengthening both our in-reach and out-reach.
December Mission – Four Sundays of Giving
During December we will support the following ministries:
December 3 Ardent Folk Dinner (monetary donations) – This ministry serves men, women, and children in need of a hot meal. This dinner has been served every Thursday for the past 11 years and feeds 80-120 each week. This program depends solely on donations from individuals/local businesses and volunteers to serve this meal.
December 10 Springfield Hospital Patients (monetary donations or gifts) from the “Wish List” on the narthex table. Springfield Hospital Center is a regional psychiatric hospital operated by the State of Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Mental Hygiene Administration.
December 17 Susanna Wesley House (monetary donations) The mission of Susanna Wesley House is to assist women in need and their dependent children; to provide a safe, clean home; and to ensure a viable program for the residents to obtain independent living.
December 24 Carroll County Food Sunday (monetary donations) CCFS distributes a weekly, nutritionally balanced grocery package that is predicated on household size and is meant to last 3-4 days. It includes meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, breads and milk. Over 400 families a week are served at our Westminster, Eldersburg and Taneytown locations.
Help us help others,
Ridia Dearie, Mission Committee Chair