With more than 1 billion people going hungry everyday, Heifer International believes the world needs a holiday, a holiday from lack of resources, training and support.
Helping Hungry Families Feed Themselves!
Heifer International does so much more than put food in the mouths of hungry people. Heifer helps people feed themselves.
The goal of every Heifer project is sustainability – project partners achieving self-reliance. And year after year, as partner families “pass on the gift” of knowledge and one or more of their animals’ offspring to others in need, they become links in a network of hope, dignity and self-reliance that helps hundreds of others care for themselves.
For more information and how to donate, see one of the Mission Team in the Narthex or click Heifer International.
Youth & Adult UMVIM
We support several mission trips a year by our congregation. Trips go to West Virginia, the Nehemiah Mission in Cleveland, trips to MS and other Disaster sites.
Come join in to participate in being the hands and feet of Christ in our world today!
Local Mission Outreach
All of our Local Missions are “hands on” missions. Whether it be through labor, prayer, and/or financial assistance, volunteer opportunities are available for all persons and all skill levels.
Medina Light Ministries & Margaret House
Larry and Susan Jarvis serve as Chaplains at the Medina County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center. They offer counseling, Bible study, worship services, transportation, job counseling and services to help inmates return to society as productive citizens. The Jarvis’s formed Medina Light Ministries, a non-profit organization, so that they could address the situation.
In December, 2003 they opened Margaret House which is a Christian faith-based initiative to help women coming out of jail.
Medina Community Services Center
The Service Center provides the basic necessities of food through their food pantry,as well as clothing, and limited help with utilities and prescription medicine. They also provide counseling services, they give lessons on budgeting, they offer basic cooking and nutrition classes and help clients with referrals to other agencies.
Location: 655 N. Broadway, Medina… across from the VFW hall, or behind Mario’s Spa.
Leaders: Phyllis Oyer, Julie Been, Jackie Davey
Flat Rock Homes
Flat Rock Homes is an agency which serves children and adults with disabilities, many of whom also have physical, emotional and psychological diagnoses. Flat Rock Homes provides homes for persons with MR/DD who demand a special kind of care and therapeutic treatment because their form of MR/DD causes them to display severe aggressive behavior.
Through our two service corporations, Flat Rock Care Center, and Flat Rock Community Services, our school program known as Flat Rock Educational Center, and our Day Support Program, the staff of Flat Rock make it possible for the miracle of growth to occur daily. Flat Rock is a church-related agency in covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. www.flatrockhomes.org.
For more information about any of our local missions please attend a Missions Meeting, held every third Tuesday at 7pm. All are welcome!
Global Mission Outreach
For more information about any of the MUMC missions please attend a Missions Meeting, held every third Tuesday at 7pm.Larry Smith, chair.
Missionaries Thom and Chris Denman serve the Appalachian population at Red Bird Missionary Conference.
Missionary DeeDee Heffner serves underprivileged children at the McCurdy School in New Mexico.
Missionary Beth Ferrell has retired from her Medical Mission post in Sierra Leone and is now helping to train future missionaries.
Missions work we support outside of the Covenant Relationship
Missionaries Brian and Kathy W. serve with The Campus Crusade for Christ.
The Jesus Film teaches the story of Christ to people around the world.
Missionary Conferences through The United Methodist Church
Oklahoma Missionary Conference, Rio Grande Missionary Conference, Four Corners Native American Ministry
Global Relief Agencies affiliated with The United Methodist Church
UMCOR, World Neighbors, Heifer International, Church World Service & UNICEF