Missions & Ministries – Activities and Opportunities

Back to Guatemala in March 2018!

YOU can be part of our church’s global mission!  Cape May United Methodist Church is going back to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala on March 3! I am blessed and so excited to be joining “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 those we will be assisting. Our team will be building houses, providing medical services, teaching sewing, and evangelizing through the local church with witnessing and children’s programs. 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.
Thank you for providing clothing and other material donations. I’m now seeking funding for building supplies that we’ll use to build as many houses as possible, which total about $1,900 per house. Checks can be made out to Cape May United Methodist Church, with “GUATEMALA” in the memo portion. Following are photos of four of the Guatemala houses that we helped to build last July, changing lives as we witness to God’s love.

Please be a part of Cape May United Church’s Guatemala ministry! Thank you, and God Bless You!

Dave Chapman

Clothes For Young Women

Young women in a New Jersey halfway house (after coming out of prison early due to good behavior) are in need of clothes!

Women’s Sizes: 8 – 10

Junior Sizes: 9 – 11

They especially need “Winter” clothes.

Bring the clothes to church ~ They will be collected by Dave & Debbie Chapman

For More Information: Call the church office at (609) 884-3792

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 Was Launched on July 8th 2017!

Dave Chapman represented Cape May United Methodist Church as he traveled 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.

Another Missions Team from Cape May UMC will be traveling back to Guatemala in March 2018 to build more houses and minister to the people!

Please pray for the members of our team, the Guatemalan host team, and others who will assist.

  • Our team will build houses
  • Provide medical services
  • Teach women to sew
  • Evangelize 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.

Ask your dentist if they would be willing to donate toothbrushes and/or toothpaste.  Dental hygiene is a major issue and we will provide toothbrushes and toothpaste to those who come to the clinics.

ECO daughter’s house getting completed

This home is being built high in the mountains.

Boy will move into his new home!

Boy’s family helping at the job site.






Construction of new stove.

Second home going up!








Camden Neighborhood Center ~ Day at the Beach!


A dedicated crew to make sure everything was “just right” for our guests!


Rev. Jeanette Block working on her tan while surrounded by happy children!

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.

DSC_9829The 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.

STIFFLER-VIRGINIA-21 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!




Elsa Sohlich, Eunice Crookston, Doris Groves


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.


Gladys Mendo

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 ChOperationChristmasChildLogo-Pictureristmas 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.  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: In 2017 our church members and youth collected and packed over 80 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!  It looks like 2017 will be another Operation Christmas Child full of blessings.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

NOTE: NO candy or toothpaste please!  Instructions and labels are in the empty boxes and on the tables by the entrances.  Please place a $9.00 donation inside the box on top of the gifts to help with the cost of shipping.  Learn more at http://www.samaritanspurse.org