Missions at Oregon Community

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MISSION PROJECT 2020: COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRY:

We are expanding the ways in which we are caring for our community. If you are able and would like support your neighbors during this difficult season, we will be equally splitting any gifts labeled “Community Care Ministry” between the following three ministries:

You can mail checks to Faith UMC, 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz PA 17543 or donate digitally using the Online Giving link. Just mark your donation for “Community Care Ministry.”

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 once again collecting supplies to send over again this Fall. 

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.

FOOD BANK:

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. 

CHRIST HOME FOR KIDS:

We contribute a portion of our fundraisers at Oregon Community to support the work of this wonderful ministry to children. At Christmas you can also help purchase clothing and gifts for the kids directly (see the bulletin board in the church entrance for specific items).

IMAGINE NO MALARIA:

The Eastern PA Conference has embarked on an Imagine No Malaria campaign to build broad awareness and financial support for the life-saving mission to eradicate the deadly disease of malaria. Our goal as a denomination is to raise $75 million--and we are almost there! You can explore the UMCOR website to make a donation directly.

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 office@luminaoutreach.org