West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Missions

   
 

 
 
FAITH WORKS


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, Inc
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Mission:  An ecumenical, non-profit affiliate of the international organization which seeks to provide decent and affordable housing to families who would otherwise be forced by circumstance to live in substandard housing.

 


 

 A Greater Gift – Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation Vocation

 SERRV International is a nonprofit alternative trade and development organization. Their mission is to promote the social and economic progress of people in developing regions of the world by marketing their products in a just and direct manner.

Their goal is to alleviate poverty and empower low-income people through trade, training and other forms of capacity building as they work to improve their lives. SERRV has worked to assist artisans and farmers for more than 55 years through the following: 

 

                         * Marketing their handcrafts and food products in a just and direct                             manner;

                         * Educating consumers in the USA about economic development and                             other cultures; and

                         * Providing development assistance to low-income craftspeople                             through their community-based organizations.

SERRV International sells these products, including gifts, housewares, Christmas items, musical instruments, chocolate, coffee, and more, through a variety of channels; the SERRV website, a retail catalog, Fair Trade stores throughout the country, and local church sales. 


 

St. Paul’s Meals

Mission:  WCUMC members volunteer once a month to help provide and serve a meal to those in need.

 


 

 The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell

Mission:  Provide non-perishable food donations for individuals and families in need in the Greater Lowell area.  


 


 

 UMASS Lowell Campus Ministry:

Mission:  To provide ministry services for UMASS Lowell student population.  To also provide spiritual counseling and support for students who are often away from home and in need of guidance.


 

UMC General Board of Global Ministries:

Sponsorship for Missionary:  Belinda Forbes

Dr. Belinda Forbes is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church serving in Managua, Micaragua.  Belinda is assigned to work with Accion Medica Cristiana (AMC or Christian Medical Action), A Nicaraguan Christian ecumenical non-governmental development organization specializing in community health development in indigenous communities of Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast.  Her role with AMC is to deliver quality dental care to patients in AMC’s Managua clinic as well as serve the organization in the area of international relations.

Linda’s Biography is available from:  gbgm-umc.org (under Missionary Biographies)

Sponsorship for Missionary:  William (Bill) Lovelace

The Rev. Bill Lovelace is a United Methodist missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries who is serving as a pastor and district superintendent in Kiev, Ukraine.  The focus of his assignment is evangelism and church development which will include the establishment of a new United Methodist congregation in the capital city.


 U.M. ARMY 2013

 

This year WCUMC church will be going to help the community of Scotia, NY the week of July 14-20th. Registrations can be completed online now by going to

 

 

All registrations need to be in by March 1st. Any questions or problems please contact Terry McAllister 978-392-1274.

 

Young Adult camp is being held in Springfield, MA again this year the week of June 9-15th.

Tool training and new participant information meeting dates TBD {in the spring!}


Missionary Air Group:

Mission: To support bush pilots who deliver aid to the most needy in remote areas of Eastern Honduras.
 


Walk for Hunger:

WCUMC is one of the stops along the way for the walkers in this charitable walk.  This occurs every year on Good Friday.  WCUMC typically is represented with walkers and we also have volunteers who help serve peanut butter sandwiches, snacks and drinks for the walkers.  The food is donated by local businesses who were solicited by WCUMC.