Missions of the Month—December
90% will support the God"s Country Cooperative Parish in the Upper Peninsula
10% will support the programs of the Ferris State University Wesley House Campus Ministry
The area of GCCP encompasses all or a portion of four counties in the Upper Peninsula. The number of families living in the parish who are at or below the federally established level of poverty is above state and federal averages. The major goal of the GCCP is to remain a beacon for Christ in each of seven communi-ties, by keeping the seven small churches open and serving in those communities. This provides the asset for having a place in each community from which to provide the ministries of support and sustenance. The long term impact would be that no one in each of the communities would go without food, warm clothing, medical care due to lack of transportation, houses that were not properly winterized, or needed pastoral care.
Mission of the Month—January
90% will support Missionary Valerie Mossman-Celestin and HAPI (Haitian Artisans for Peace International)
10% will go to the Ferris State University Wesley House Campus Ministry
Haitian Artisans for Peace International works to break the cycle of poverty, maternal and infant mortality and broken family systems by changing the trajectory of individuals, families and communities. Focusing on community health, holistic education and economic empowerment, HAPI embodies the love and mission of Jesus Christ. It seeks to impact Haiti through developing a transformative community that can serve as a reference model for women"s empowerment, maternal health, education and economic development.
Wesley House is an open-armed and open-minded United Methodist Campus Ministry. Its mission is to create a safe and comfortable environment for Ferris State University Students to socialize and discuss everyday student life and the mission of the Christian Church. Wesley House meets weekly and begins its meetings with a free, home-cooked meal followed by an optional discussion about issues relevant to college students and based on the Bible. They are open to believers and nonbelievers alike. Annually, they take a mission trip.
Recent Mission Receipts
Habitat for Humanity: $435.38
World Communion Sunday: $2.00
Human Relations Day—Special giving opportunity, January 20, 2019
Gifts given on Human Relations Day support neighborhood ministries through UM Community Developers (57%), community advocacy in the United States and Puerto Rico through United Methodist Voluntary Services (33%), and work with at-risk youth through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation program (10%). Your gifts help build community across all races and peoples.
Buy Dinner For BACN
Enjoy a delicious dinner on December 4 at Dinghy"s Restaurant and Bar, Frankfort, OR The Roadhouse Mexican Bar and Grill, Benzonia, and a portion of the evening"s proceeds will support the programs of Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.
Thanks for your generosity!
Carole Lee, Outreach Coordinator