Monroe United Methodist Church
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Shining the light on the hill by connecting with Jesus Christ, connecting with each other, and connecting with the world.

Ministry Of Missions

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

We support ministries that reach out to provide childcare/preschool for financially challenged families like Butler County Head Start. Annually, we supply these families with a Thanksgiving dinner. We also help support the Butler County Success Program's Summer Sack Lunch Ministry. This is a growing area ministry that addresses the needs of children and youth in our area during the summer months.

DISASTER RESPONSE AND CRISIS RELIEF

By way of our West Ohio Conference Committee on Relief we support and contribute to those who have experience tragedy and crisis. Whether it is Hurricane Katrina or Haiti style earthquakes we roll up our sleeves and reach out with clean-up buckets, health kits, money, and support teams.

FOOD PANTRY SUPPORT

We strive to provide assistance for food, evictions, utility disconnections, dental and prescriptions for children through organization like Choice Pantry and First UMC Pantry of Middletown. Emergency assistance is provided to individuals and families in need of food, essential non-food items, temporary financial assistance, job readiness and crisis counseling. These important ministries strengthen the residents of Middletown, Monroe and Trenton with resources to achieve self-sufficiency, and improve the quality of their lives. 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Why not grab a hammer and help us support the local Tri-State Habitat for Humanity ministry. This organization helps financially challenged, or those living in substandard housing, build a suitable in which to live. We encourage our members and attenders to contribute their time and skills to help build homes. For more information visitwww.habitat-tristate.org

HOMELESS SHELTERS

We support the local homeless shelter, Hope House in Middletown, which provides safe, temporary shelter in a clean environment, three meals each day, clothing and personal care items. They also offer case management to assist residents in finding the help they need to resolve their situation. Through our financial resources, collection of paper products and food, and meal/serving preparation throughout the year, we work to help those who have basic housing needs. Additionally, we contribute to help connect people who care, with people in need through Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County. Besides housing and food, this ministry also attempts to provide childcare for families while they are working or seeking employment. 

KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY OF OHIO

This ministry brings the Gospel to prisoners in the Lebanon and Warren County Correctional Institutions and other prisons.  Routinely, we invite members and attenders at Monroe to bake cookies and sponsor prisoners who participate in the weekend.  We also house the team members on our church campus during the weekend and provide meeting space in preparation for the Kairos weekends. 

MCCURDY SCHOOL IN NEW MEXICO

This mission was started in 1912 as a mission project of the United Brethren Church with 4 students.  They now are part of The Advance of the United Methodist Church and serve approximately 350 students from pre-school through grade 12.  Mission teams share their time, talents and funds for building projects for the school.  We collect and send Campbell Soup labels and Box Tops for Education that helped buy vans for transportation and other school supplies.  McCurdy School is located in Espanola, NM visit them at www.mccurdy.org 

MISSIONARIES AND PARA-CHURCH MINISTRIES

Support of missionaries and para-church ministries like Campus Crusade for Christ is important. We frequently support overseas missionaries and/or young adults serving through Campus Crusade for Christ which works to spread the Gospel of Jesus to teenagers. These adults serve in various places throughout the continental United States and many places world-wide. For more information visit their website http://www.ccci.org/

MITTEN TREE

is a United Methodist Women sponsored outreach program where members of the congregation can place children’s gloves, mittens, hats and scarves on the branches of the tree to aid children and youth in our area. This drive takes place during the Christmas season.

ONE WAY FARM

This is a home for abused, abandoned and troubled children.   We normally host an annual picnic for the children with food, games and prizes. We have donated items for their Thrift Store and helped with painting and cleaning. Last year we donated backpacks and all their school supplies, including scientific calculators, for all the children at our annual picnic. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

We participate annually in this exciting ministry. Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. www.samaritanspurse.org

REB BIRD MISSION AND CLINIC

have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement. We are working to support this effort through mission trips and our financial gifts.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS

Gift baskets are provided to our homebound members and attenders at Christmas and Easter time. These baskets bless and encourage as laity reach out to support our friends in faith.

 

OTHER WORLD MISSIONS AND UNITED METHODIST SPECIALS MINISTRIES

We reach out throughout the world supporting several of the Congo Missions through the Methodist Advance programs. One such ministry is “Nothing But Nets,” which is an organization that provides mosquito nets for bedding in the Congo to prevent malaria. Other ministries we have supported include “Wings of the Morning,” which is a husband and wife team that help fly people in and out of the Congo to seek medical attention not available in the Congo; the Nyembo Umpungu Agricultural Program, the Nyembo Umpungu Community Health Center and the “Nyembo Umpungu Women’s Progress Program.”