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Missions

 

 Let’s make 2017 the year EVERY member of Covenant UMC 

is somehow involved in missions!

Mission Chair: Jill Maisch/jillmaisch@comcast.net

 

Matthew 22:36-40 (NRSV)                                                                 

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.  9 And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.’  40 All the Law and the prophets hang onto these two commandments.
 
Through a variety of mission opportunities, we go into the community and throughout the nation to love and serve  our neighbors by meeting the needs of the least, the last and the lost. The 2017 goal of the Missions Committee is to help every member of  Covenant UMC find a way to support missions through our baptismal promises of: 
 
 
     •       Prayers

                    –     Pray for the mission featured each month

                    –     Pray for the leaders and team members

                    –     Pray for those who are served

     •       Presence

                    –     Join us as we worship together each week to focus on God and remember that we serve others because this is what                                   Jesus  Christ commands us to do!

     •       Gifts

                    –     Consider making a financial gift to help support Covenant UMC missions

     •       Service

                     –     Participate in one of these mission opportunities this year – either directly or indirectly

     •       Witness

                    –     Share with your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors the many ways Covenant UMC is serving God                                                    by  serving  others!

 
 
2017 Missions Opporunities
 Mission             Contact Person How We Serve
Stepping Stones
Family Shelter              
When?
4th Wednesdays

Florence Thomas

tinisi@aol.com 

On the 4th Wednesday of each month, Covenant UMC prepares and serves a hot meal for the residents of Stepping Stones Family Shelter. We also collect items that are urgently needed by the residents.

 McKenna's Wagon
 
When?
First Sundays

 

John Hochevar

jhoch@aol.com

On the first Sunday of each month, Covenant UMC children make sandwiches for Martha's Table in Washington D.C. during Sunday School.  In the afternoon, adults (16 and older) volunteers deliver the sandwiches to Martha's Table, then travel in their van, "McKenna's Wagon" to deliver hot meals to our unhoused neighbors throughout D.C.
 

Hopi VIM

Mission Trip

 
When?
TBA

Jill Maisch

  Hopi VIM teams are comprised of adults and youth who travel to Arizona each summer to serve among our Hopi sisters and brothers. This year we’ll provide a Vacation Bible School for children and engage in various projects in the villages.
 

Pine Ridge Lakota Mission Trip

 
When?
TBA
 

Bob Ide

  Pine Ridge Mission team members – adults and youth – travel to South Dakota each summer to work on projects
throughout the reservation.

Dinner Tonight

 
When?
Anytime there is a need
Carolyn Gurtz
Contact the church office at 301-926-8920 to sign up.
 
  Members of Covenant UMC minister to our local community by preparing a meal for someone in need for a short period of time. 
 

Backpacks for Students

 
When?
August/September

Each fall, Covenant UMC collects backpacks and school supplies to distribute to local schools.

 

Food for Schools

 
When?
August – June 

Maureen Abbett

  Throughout the school year, Covenant UMC collects non-perishable food and financial gifts, which are donated to local schools for distribution to families in need.

 

 

Help-the-Homeless Walk

 

      When?           TBA

Jill Maisch

This walk helps to financially support Stepping Stones Family Shelter and raise awareness of homelessness in Montgomery County. 
 

Angel Tree

 
When?
November – December

Gayle Hanson

Covenant UMC members purchase Christmas gifts for local children in need. In 2013 we were blessed to provide Christmas gifts for over 60 “angels”! 
 

Coats for Kids... and Adults

 
When?
November – March
  Covenant UMC collects much-needed coats and donates them to local schools for distribution to students and families in need. 

Santa’s Secret Shop

 
When?

1st Saturday in December

Mariana Uhrlaub

Children – accompanied by elves (personal shoppers) – shop for and purchase inexpensive gifts to give to their friends and family. Money raised goes toward children’s missions.
 
 2017 CUMC Missions Chair:
Jill Maisch
301-461-0015