Missions & Ministries – Activities and Opportunities
New Missions Chairperson
Beginning in January 2017, Arlette Wright became our new missions chairperson. We held our first meeting to assess our past and current missions. We discussed ways to celebrate our successes while we plan for future local, regional, national, and international mission projects. Arlette brings many years of experience to her new position. We are blessed to have her as our new chairperson.
Mission to San Toliman, Guatemala Launched on July 8th 2017!
Dave Chapman represented Cape May United Methodist Church as he travels to San Toliman, Guatemala on July 8, 2017! Dave joined “Friends of Promised Land Ministries,” furthering Cape May United Methodist Church’s global mission outreach, as an ambassador of Jesus Christ.
Please pray for the members of our team, the Guatemalan host team, and others who assisted.
- Our team built houses
- Provided medical services
- Taught women to sew
- Evangelized through the local church.
The children’s ministry sets up alongside the medical clinic to play games with the children, sing songs, make crafts, share Bible stories, color, etc.
Some people asked their dentists to donate toothbrushes and/or toothpaste. Dental hygiene is a major issue and we provided toothbrushes and toothpaste to those who came to the clinics.
Camden Neighborhood Center ~ Day at the Beach!
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Our church and community supporters hosted the
Camden Neighborhood Center Kids ~ Day at the Beach!
Volunteers – If interested and available, please contact Arlette Wright @ 484-798-8622. The group is expected to arrive sometime after 11 am and will depart in the afternoon after spending a few hours on the beach.
Beach Towels – The beach towels and toys for the Camden Kids was so successful last year that were asked to continue it this year. Thanks to the generosity of our church members along with a couple of other churches we were able to do so.
Thanks to the generosity of community businesses and individuals, we were able to provide a nice lunch of pizza, chips & salsa, water, etc for the kids. Our volunteers also prepared a snack for the kids to enjoy on their bus trip home.
Special thanks to the City of Cape May for supporting this mission for the kids! And a special thanks to the Camden Neighborhood Center Staff for working so diligently to make the trip a reality for the children.
This is a great opportunity to help inner-city children enjoy a day at the beach. Some of these children have never seen the ocean.
Family Promise: We are a Family Promise church. We provide help for homeless families throughout Cape May County. We partner with other churches on a rotation basis. http://www.familypromisecmc.org/
Atlantic City Rescue Mission: We collect clothing and other necessities that are delivered to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission to help the homeless in and around the city.
The Hope Circle: Hope Jars and Joke Jars are available in the Narthax and the rear hallway. These jars are beautifully decorated and filled with Bible verses, hopeful notes, uplifting encouragement, and / or funny jokes for those who want to start their day with laughter!
Cape May Community Food Closet: Food and other necessities are collected and delivered to the Community Food Bank.
Ginny’s Pennies: Collect your pennies (and small change) and give them to Peggy Sagers. She is now helping Ginny Stiffler in their joint mission to collect and roll the coins. They collect them to purchase grocery gift cards for families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Giving to Ginny’s Pennies is almost as contagious as her beautiful smile!
Conkerr Cancer Pillowcases: The ConKerr Cancer pillowcase team works together the third Wednesday of each month between 1:00 – 3:00 pm in Lyle Hall. They make colorful pillowcases and give them to children undergoing cancer treatment to brighten their day!
Aluminum Pull Tabs: Collect your aluminum pull tabs and give them to Gladys Mendo. They are recycled and the money is used to purchase medical and non-medical items for Shriner’s Hospital. Donate your tabs to help heal a child.
Used Postage Stamps: Save your used postage stamps and give them to Gladys Mendo. Income from the sale of these stamps goes to support preparation, publishing, and distribution of a Spanish language curriculum for Sunday schools. More then50 lesson series have been published and are being used in churches of 40 different denominations in 19 different Spanish speaking countries in Central and South America and the United States.
Habitat for Humanity: Several men from our church work with Habitat for Humanity to assist in building homes for families who need help.
Lower Township School Food Program: This program provides food for children at risk in Lower Township Schools.
Heifer Project International: Heifer Project provides live animals to people in poor and developing countries. It may be a cow, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, etc. These animals provide a source of income for their families, and when the animals breed, they “pay it forward” by sharing some of the off-spring with other families so the ministry continues to help more families.
Duc Tan Commune, Tan Tru District, Long An Province, Vietnam. Nguyen Thi Kieu Tien, 15 years old, feeds the family cow in the Duc Tan Commune of Vietnam.
Operation Christmas Child: Is managed by Samaritans Purse, led by Franklin Graham. Shoe boxes are filled with personal hygiene items along with shoes, flip-flops, and a toy or two. Gospel materials are also included in the shoe boxes. The due date for the shoe boxes to be brought to the church is the week of November 20th, 2016. They will be sent to collection centers and then distributed throughout the world to children who would otherwise not receive a Christmas present. This brings joy to children and spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
UPDATE: This year our church members and youth collected and packed 107 Christmas Child shoe boxes full of gifts, toys, life necessities and Christian literature to be distributed as a sign of God’s love and provision throughout the world! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Nothing but Nets: Is part of the “Imagine No Malaria” ministry. Our youth collect and donate funds to purchase mosquito nets to countries where malaria is a major concern. At the 2016 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, it was announced that because of “Imagine No Malaria” and improvements in medical treatment, people suffering from malaria has been reduced by 50% in the past several years.