Missions at Oregon Community
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES DURING ADVENT: Prayerfully consider if you would like to help with any of these projects. We do not expect you to donate to each one. Please participate as your heart and capacity leads you.
CHURCH & SOCIETY TEAM:
We engage in improving our community by standing up against injustice. We meet at 5:30 PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month. To learn more, contact Renee Norman.
To be a part of the team working on Bail Reform & Representation for persons accused of crimes, join the Zoom Session at Noon every Wednesday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82483314676?pwd=K2ZtZGQ0LzBOelVlVXQwUk5LR2VFQT09
We are also engaged with POWER Interfaith of Lancaster County in work regarding criminal justice reform, educational funding equity, economic justice, environmental stewardship, voter engagement, and other important issues.
SUPPORT SIERRA LEONE'S CHILDREN'S VILLAGE AND THE NARSARAH CLINIC
Our connection to this Mission Project grew out of the families from VBS 2019 supporting the ministry of Rev. Dorcas Kamanda in Sierra Leone at the Children's Village and the NarSarah Clinic. Last year we sent four 55 gallon barrels full of medical supplies, clothing, and sports equipment to support their work.
We are asking for donations of basic medications (pain medications, antibiotics, anti-diarrhea, cold sores meds, cold medications, children's vitamins, vitamins for older women (e.g. Centrum), rash medication, folic acid, prenatal/post-natal), children’s clothing (clothes, sneakers, socks, underwear), soccer balls, & soap. Bring these to church any time--but call ahead to make sure that someone is in the office to receive your donations. We are working to fill up four 55 gallon barrels with supplies--and are almost half way there. Help us fill the last two barrels! And if you would like to contribute to the cost of the barrels or the shipping costs please let us know.
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRY:
We are excited to explore more ministry opportunities with Pastor Hill and the people of the Blackfoot United Methodist Parish (BUMP) in Montana. Mike & Paula Shifflet, Pastor Jason and others are interested in pursuing new opportunities. Mike led a Bible Study regarding native american history and its connection to the church (the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects). We are also hoping to support the mission of BUMP by raising funds for a pickup truck that they need for their ministry of teaching people to train horses and to possibly take a mission trip to the reservation.
The Women of Oregon, have boxes in the lobby for the Warwick, Lititz Food Bank. Please bring a food item to contribute. The food will be taken to either the food bank, or given to a family in need, at the end of each quarter.
LUMINA: LANCASTER UNITED METHODIST INNER-CITY ALLIANCE:
LUMINA is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes. The corporation exists to offer the impoverished in Lancaster County the light of hope: to encourage children and youth through Christian character building, to empower families through life skill education, and to equip those in need with basic necessities and proper clothing for work and school. LUMINA is a cooperative mission project of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church. For more information please go to www.luminaoutreach.org or contact LUMINA at (717) 394-8412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith UMC is encouraging a Servant Saturday for all our worshippers on the first Saturday of each month. We are asking everyone to make an effort to show God’s love to the world around you. We would like everyone to find a way to give of their time, talents and treasures locally or across the world. There is a flyer on the church website that has some suggestions, but we hope you can use your imaginations to find ways to give. Involve everyone in your family to find ways to share the love and giving of Jesus Christ. And who knows, that attitude of servanthood may carry over to all the other days of the week.
Impact! Missions is a Christian Housing Ministry that helps create warm, safe, and dry homes to be sold to lower income families and does repairs on homes for existing homeowners without means to the do the work themselves. Impact! Missions needs volunteers who are willing to use their skills to help restore houses for those in need. Leon Bame volunteers on the first and third Saturdays and would love to have some people from Faith & Oregon Community UMC join him. For more information please contact Leon at 717-344-9924 or email@example.com.