UMCOR – United Methodist Committee on Relief – is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church, with the goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. Missions Committee will serve a donation lunch following worship on World Communion Sunday, October 8, to benefit the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). (This means the lunch has no set price, but your financial donations will support this project). Please give generously.  

 Heifer Project International – The mission of HPI is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. Heifer works with people of all beliefs—and no belief—to overcome poverty and hunger. Founded over 65 years ago in Pennsylvania, Heifer reaches out to those in need in the U.S. and worldwide, providing animals which provide sustainable nutrition and income, by providing training in caring for the animals, by creating agricultural co-ops, and forming community savings and loan groups to help fund entrepreneurial start-ups.

 Compassion International, ministers to over 700,000 needy children in Africa, South America, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean through sponsorships by groups and/or individuals. Sponsorship includes both letters and financial support of basic needs. Programs focus on spiritual, physical, economic and social needs of children.

 Operation Christmas Child–The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The project is managed by the Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham. Local churches assemble small gift boxes for needy children, using shoe boxes.