Union United Methodist has identified four goals for its mission programs:
- to make disciples of Jesus Christ
- to strengthen, develop and renew Christian congregations and communities
- to alleviate human suffering
- to seek justice, freedom and peace
Through ongoing mission events and trips, soup kitchen volunteerism, special projects, Missions Sunday emphasis, and encouraging and recognizing mission work through the Edna Skipper Award, Union works to fill its mission goals through individuals and groups of every age, interest and ability.
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EPWORTH CHILDREN’S HOME
Union UMC supports Epworth through special offerings and donations throughout the year. You can also see the hands and feet of God working with this ministry through the Sunday School classes that are Cottage Partners with Clinton, Haas, and Stokes cottages (Fellowship, Pathfinders, New Life) where they decorate their cottages for holidays and celebrate birthdays.
Haas and Stokes Cottages have been brought out to participate in The Living Christmas Story. Pathfinders Class provides MYF snacks and devotions every other month and has taken them to USC basketball games. New Life Class has prepared cottage meals of Spaghetti dinner and Saturday morning breakfast; hosted a Spa Day giving manicures/pedicures, facials, hair styles, and neck massages; and spent an evening watching movies at the cottage.
Upcoming events include an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, Zoo day, Lake day, and Weekend at the beach. John Rowland, Fellowship, Joy, Pathfinders, and New Life classes have been involved in cottage upkeep, renovation, repair and grounds maintenance as well as financial donations from each of these classes to Epworth Children’s Home.
Please contact one of these Sunday School classes if you would like to get involved in this ministry!
“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”Luke 18:16
LAKE MURRAY SALKEHATCHIE
Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.
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