To work within the local community in identifying those in need, and to give support
Machias Maine Mission 2010
From July 25th to July 31st, members of the Gloucester United Methodist Church along with members from the Beverly, Ipswich, Situate, and High Street United Methodist Churches and the Orthodox Congregational Church of Gloucester participated in a mission trip to Washington County, Machias, Maine the poorest county in New England.
We served the Lord in many different ways during this mission week. We aided residents there who are in need of help to repair and renovate their homes.
Machias, Maine is also the temporary home of between six to ten thousand seasonal migrant workers who pick blueberries and harvest cranberries. These workers come from many different Spanish speaking countries as well as Native Americans from Canada and homeless people from New York.
On our trip we will try to help meet some of the needs of members of this seasonal community who live in substandard living conditions without enough food, warm blankets, or adequate clothing and shoes. The greatest need now is for new socks and blankets, though all clothing is greatly appreciated. We participated in outdoor evening services at the migrant worker campgrounds and provided Spanish language Bibles.
Lastly, we worked on refurbishing the Jacksonville United Methodist Campground, sorting clothing and assembling personal care kits.
Machias, Me. Thrift Store Collection Project
Due to the overwhelming positive response of our Machias, Me. Mission Sunday, the Mission committee has decided to continue to collect goods for Machias, Me. through out the whole year.
All items need to be in good condition; aka gently used and need to be washed before bringing in unless specified new. All items can be dropped off at the church anytime. Keep this list handy when you go to clean out your closets, stop at a yard sale or go to a discount store.
Men's Communal Children
Shorts blankets 1 or 2 piece toys
Jeans sunglasses trucks
T-shirts towels cars
Long sleeve shirts books in Spanish dolls
Short sleeve shirts cookware plush
Sweat pants utensils books in Spanish
Jackets health care items backpacks
(new) underwear (bag separately) balls
(new) socks hand towel flip flops
Robes soap, comb sandals
Works boots wash cloth
flip flops nail file, band aids
Samaritans Purse: Operation Christmas Child is one of our missions during the Holiday season; filling a shoe box with age appropriate gifts for children
"Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world”
The Giving Tree:
Working with Pastor Jenny we sponsor local children under the age of 13. Gift tags with the child’s sex, age, appropriate toys and clothing sizes will be hung on our Giving Tree starting on the 3rd Sunday in November
Anti-malarial bed netting: Your contribution of $10.00 can protect an entire family for up to four years, because every 30 seconds a child dies in sub-Saharan Africa of malaria, which adds up to more than a million children every year. For more information go to www.nothingbutnets.net
Heifer International Project: brings hope and the opportunity for a better life to hungry children and their families.
To purchase a-
Flock of Ducks/Geese/Chicks - $20.00
Honeybees - $30.00
Trio of Rabbits - $60.00
For more information go to www.heifer.org
You can donate a share to any of these worthy missions for any amount.
The UMW is collecting flip tops tabs for the Shriners.
Ink cartridges from printers are collected and redeemed
We collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. All types of glasses are accepted
Gloucester United Methodist Church