Missions Team

Newark FUMC hands around worldThe Missions Team is committed to connecting the congregation of Newark First UMC to mission opportunities in our community, nation, and world. This dedicated group strives to increase awareness of various missions, to connect those seeking a way to give back to organizations needing support, and to increase congregational support of missions through their time, talents, and offerings.

Open Door Mission Meals brings together community and congregation to hear qualified speakers share mission experiences. The team provides ongoing mission opportunities throughout the year. Special mission opportunities are supported by this team when church or community voices a need. Here is the place to find encouragement and support for those who wish to start a new mission.  It is held the Third Thursday of each month at 6pm in the downstairs dining room.

Newark FUMC HandicapAll are welcome.  The Newark First United Methodist Church is Handicap Accessible.

 

Highlights for the upcoming year include:

  • Ongoing local missions include Newark Food Closet, Family Promise of Wayne County, Vacation Bible School (VBS), Casawasco Camperships, hospice programs, emergency response teams, and the free lunch program.
  • Ongoing national/international missions include Red Bird Mission, CWS Blanket Program, Imagine No Malaria, Africa University, Heifer International, and UMCOR.
  • Special/Seasonal opportunities include Bibles for Hannick Hall, Samaritan Purse Shoe Box, The Giving Tree, Thanksgiving & Christmas baskets, and college student care packages.

(For additional information on some of these programs click on the “Community Service” dropdown under the “Missions” tab.)

Red Bird Mission Work Camp:   Red Bird Work Camp is a work opportunity for volunteers in mission.  Work Camp strives to provide home repair for low-income community residents and maintenance for Mission buildings and grounds.  Some examples of work projects are small room additions, painting, building porches or ramps, and grounds keeping.  On a very limited basis, light duty work is available.  Fees ($400 total) cover the cost of each person’s application, lodging, meals, and materials used.  It does not include the cost of transportation or expenses on travel days.

Work Camp provides an opportunity to serve, to be successful in the giving of your time and to experience the joy of being in ministry with others.  In addition to providing mission opportunities, Red Bird strives to provide an atmosphere where participants grow spiritually and gain a personal understanding of mission.  Evenings are spent in Christian fellowship and learning about the diverse ministries of Red Bird Mission.

Photos from the 2018 Red Bird Mission Team

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