OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY MINISTRY TEAM
The Outreach and Advocacy Ministry Team meets monthly to plan and implement important community, state, national, and world programs.
Red Bird Mission
Domestic Mission Trip Opportunity!
Central UMC will be taking a group of people to the Red Bird Mission in the Kentucky area February 16-22, 2014. The cost for this trip is $375 per person with the possibility of financial aid. We are looking forward to beginning this wonderful ministry partnership. For more information, please visit the Red Bird Mission website or contact the church office at 662-3218.
Rebuilding Together: April 27, 2013
Children of Peru Food Fund
A group from Central traveled to Huancayo, Peru early in the summer of 2007 to construct a shelter for women and children and offer medical assistance. The shelter has been finished thanks to the money you donated and the workers who traveled there. We have discovered the shelter does not have enough money to provide a reliable and regular meal for the children. Currently they are receiving a meal just once a week. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in 2008 to provide two meals per day for the children. It costs just $40 per day to provide a meal each day for fifty children, less than $1.00 per day per child. Send your contribution to the church office or place it in the offering plate and mark on the memo line or the envelope, "Children of Peru Food Fund."
The building is complete and feeds needy children from that community each day. It also serves as a worship center and has other functions throughout the week. It is our hope that a second-story may be added one day that will serve as a safe-house for women and children escaping abuse.
Going Green At Central!
The "Going Green" task force had their first meeting recently. Seven persons are participating in this important area of ministry with great enthusiasm. We have identified our purpose as follows: As a beginning expression of our care for God's good creation, we will examine practices, facilities and activities of Central United Methodist Church to discover ways we can be more environmentally friendly. We identified a number of practical areas where Central's ministries and facilities can be more environmentally friendly. These include:
- An "Energy Audit" by Progress Energy
- Reducing the number and use of flourescent bulbs in less critical areas
- Placement of recycling bins in strategic areas of the church for plastic, cans, and paper
- Find a way to sell our recycled cans and use the proceeds for mission needs
- Recycle used ink cartridges
- Look for ways in conjunction with the city to recycle glass and paper
- Work with the city in securing a date, time, and place to drop off hazardous waste such as batteries, old paint, etc.
If you have ideas, or would like to participate in our "Going Green" task force, please contact the office!
Darfur Educational Task Force
This group works on keeping members of the church and community informed about the atrocities in Darfur and suggests ways that people can help. Frequency: Ongoing
Monthly Small Group Construction Team
This small group meets monthly for reflection, prayer, and work to improve living conditions for a local resident. Frequency: Monthly
Santahatchie Christmas Work Team
Middle School and Senior High School students work the week after Christmas repairing homes in the Florence area. They sleep and eat during that week at the church. Frequency: Yearly, week after Christmas Day
Alternative Gift Giving Program
...for the Christmas Season to benefit Habitat for Humanity, The Heifer Project, Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem and other local ministries. Frequency: Yearly, Thanksgiving through Mid-December