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Missions

There are many ways to participate in St. Luke’s Mission Area. Whether in planning & preparation or hands-on service, we are all called to serve. And your input is invaluable! Please email the Missions Coordinator, Ruth Felch, at missions@stlukesumcmi.org if you would be interested in learning more!

And if shopping or crafting isn’t your thing when it comes to Missions donations, monetary donations can be made to help cover purchases and shipping expenses.

If you want to donate through online giving, create an account or access your existing account at:

Online Giving

Checks can be mailed to:

Missions Support
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
206 Scheurmann St.
Essexville, MI 48732

There are also envelopes marked MISSIONS located on the ushers’ table which can be placed in the offering plate.

Needlework

TUESDAYS AT     10:30 AM
WEDNESDAYS      6:30 PM

 Tuesday, October 4th a second gathering time for needleworkers will be
added at 10:30 a.m. This is in addition to Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Bring a current project or start a new one.
Come to one or both gatherings for fellowship and devotions.

  Missions from Home

Through funds from our Great Commission Endowment,
the following missions are

In progress:

Globally: School supplies have been purchased to fill handmade cloth bags. For the Midwest Distribution Center. This effort supports the MDC’s ministry of educating Children in developing countries.

Locally: The establishment of a Winter Clothing Pantry. A new venture for St. Luke’s, this is an effort to be locally proactive in providing new cold weather items for those in need. Every attempt is being made to stretch our allotted funds as far as possible. Bargain shoppers are still needed.

Please fill out the Missions Volunteer Form or contact
our missions coordinator, Ruth Felch, at missions@stlukesumcmi.org, if you can lend a hand. Spare pairs of sweatpants, leggings, and shoes have been purchased for Bush Elementary.

Looking ahead to the future service opportunities for Missions:

During the month of September 2022, we will be collecting individually wrapped snacks for our young neighbors at Bush Elementary. Pretzels, crackers, granola bars and etc.

From the end of October until Thanksgiving we will be collecting socks and gloves to supplement our Winter Clothing Pantry.

There are a variety of ways to participate in missions. Whether in planning & preparation for hands-on service, we are all called to serve. Please stay informed by reading the bulletins and liking and visiting our Facebook page as we roll out many ways to serve our community and the world!