Chambers Hill United Methodist Church has an active heart for missions. Some of the things we support include:
Chambers Hill United Methodist Church supports these missionaries with an annual gift. All money designated “Missions” on offering envelopes is used to fund this budget item.
Dennis & Dee Dee Heffner
Anonymous missionary couple
Sierra Leone Initiative
Lend A Hand Ministries
Harrisburg Uptown UM Ministries (Soup Kitchen)
New Life for Girls
We are also committed to support the United Methodist Home for Children building expansion fund. You can designate money to “Building our Children’s Future” to support this budget item. We are in the third year of a five year campaign.
We collect items for these mission causes on an ongoing basis:
Glossy magazines for Ronald McDonald House
Pennies for Potatoes
Aluminum can tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Old eyeglasses given to Mary Klaus mission trips
Campbell Soup Labels for the Neighborhood Center
Old Cell phones and computers for Mission Central.
Items such as lotion, shampoo, etc. for a monthly birthday gift taken to the Bethesda Women’s Shelter by the United Methodist Women. $10 Wal-Mart gift cards are also needed for this project as well as the cost of a birthday cake.
Food items for the food pantry. Specific needs are sometimes listed in the bulletin.
We have had special collections to benefit Mission Central (flood bucket items), Daystar (light bulbs, cleaning supplies), Sierra Leone (Bibles, hymnals, summer clothing,) and wherever else a need may arise
Annually we support:
Baby Bottle Blessing collects spare change to help Morning Star Pregnancy Services in May.
Lunch for the Neighborhood Center is provided several times during the summer, coordinated by the United Methodist Women
Backpacks filled with school supplies are donated to Neighborhood Center in August.
A particular food item is collected for Bethesda Mission’s Thanksgiving Dinner
Christmas appeals include collections of new toys for Volunteers of America, items on wish lists for Bethesda Mission, Neighborhood Center. Specific gifts are requested for 10 Angel Tree children, 15 UM Home for Children names, and a young adult male with special needs. We also collect pet items for CATRA.
On the 4th Sunday of every month, we are helping to serve breakfast to those in need of a warm meal at Grace UMC on State Street in Harrisburg. We meet in our church parking lot at 6 AM to be at Grace by 6:30 AM. We do not get back until after 9 AM, missing a portion of our own worship service.
Sign-up sheets for the next 3 months are in the Narthex. We need at least 7 volunteers per month. Next opportunity is February 23rd.
Several of us are traveling to Point Pleasant Beach with Lend-A-Hand ministries to help clean up/restoration from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. We are planning on the Feb. 16-21 trip. For more info or to sign up go to the Lend a Hand website at:www.lendahand.net. There will also be a group going from our church for one day. More details to follow.