The Alden United Methodist Church Missions group focuses on helping in local, regional, national, and international needs though volunteering time, food, money, and support to organizations as well as our own missions.
[05/10/19] This coming Sunday we will be starting a baby bottle fundraiser for Mom's and Tots. This fundraiser will run from Mothers day through Fathers day. There will be baby bottles available at the church for you to take home and put your spare change in. On Fathers day bring back the bottles and we will donate everything you have collected. Or you can give in the usual way with a pew envelope/check marked Moms and Tots mission offering. Thank you for all the support you have given and continue to give :)
UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief
UMCOR is on the ground long after an initial disaster has hit and passed. We are providing more than $1 million to Wisconsin for flood recovery; $2.4 million to Mississippi for severe weather recovery; nearly $2.3 million to North and South Carolina for continued recovery efforts from Hurricane Florence; and $4.6 million to Alabama and Florida for Hurricane Michael and tornado recovery. From the Midwest to the Southeast, UMCOR is helping communities in the United States find their way back to self-sufficiency.
Help our neighbors to recover through your prayers and financial support today. Give now: https://advance.umcor.org/p-620-umcor-us-disaster-response-and-recovery.aspx.
umcmission.org The United Methodist Church has rallied to provide relief to those affected by Cyclone Idai, which ravaged Chimanimani and Chipinge more than two weeks ago.
From Mozambique to the midwest United States, hear updates directly from General Secretary Thomas Kemper on how UMCOR is currently responding to disasters ar...
We will continue to collect funds for this disaster next Sunday at church.
upnorthlive.com BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Idai's death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said Sunday. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446....
This coming Sunday (3/24/19) and the following Sunday, we will be collecting a basket offering to benefit UMCOR for help with the cyclone Idai in Mozambique and surrounding area. If you would prefer you can give online https://secure3.convio.net/gbgm/site/SPageNavigator/umcor_donate.html?type=1002&project=982450. If you choose to give online, please select Michigan and select Alden Community United Methodist Church to credit our church in giving
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Thank you to the Alden UMC social committee for allowing the missions to work with you on the Harvest dinner again this year. The turnout was great, the food was wonderful, it was nice to see some new faces joining us this year. :) I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Sunday.
Photos from Alden United Methodist Church Missions's post
Alden United Methodist Church Missions
Here is the group who came this year, minus Mary Lou Bell Henry who was not present on the day we took the photo.
Thank you to all who came and worked and prayed for us while on our trip. We got a lot of work done, I haven't received all the pictures yet so hopefully I will get a few more posted when I receive them. Things we did: split wood, dug and buried an irrigation hose to prevent water from getting in the basement, built a ramp for kitchen deliveries, texture painted a ceiling, painted all the walls in 2 cabins, cleaned up the sledding hill from debris, cleaned the garage, installed drywall and trim over windows that were no longer in use, and did I mention split wood :D
Lake Louise Mission Trip 2018
Thanks again to all who supported crop walk this year :)
[11/06/17] A big thank you to all who came and helped on the mission trip to Lake Louise. We got a lot of work done and also had a lot of fun getting to know each other better after work. If you took pictures while there, please share them here so everyone can see all we got done.
UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief
Friends of UMCOR – if your church is taking up an UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief offering for hurricanes Irma and Harvey relief and recovery, please consider using UMCOR’s church bulletin inserts to share five things your church members can do to respond. Thank you for your continuous support!
Download church bulletin for hurricane Irma relief and recovery here: www.umcor.org/hurricaneirma
Download church bulletin for hurricane Harvey relief and recovery here: www.umcor.org/hurricaneharvey
How is your church responding to hurricane Irma relief and recovery? Share with us!
Graphic by Wen Chen
[11/27/16] Thank you to everyone who helped in any way with the Giving Tree in any way, tags are fulfilled and loaded up to be delivered in the next few days.
Lake Louise Pictures: If you have any you took while on the trip please share them on this page so everyone can see them :)
This coming Sunday 11/13 the Giving Tree from Village Market will be set up in the back of the church. This we we have 33 Tags to help children in our area have a better Christmas. Gifts will be due back at the church by Nov 27th. Thank you to all who always support this mission--we couldn't do it without your help :)
[11/09/16] This coming Sunday 11/13 the Giving Tree from Village Market will be set up in the back of the church. This we we have 33 Tags to help children in our area have a better Christmas. Gifts will be due back at the church by Nov 27th. Thank you to all who always support this mission--we couldn't do it without your help :)
[11/05/16] We had a great turnout at Lake Louise for our mission trip, a big thank you for all who came for the week and for those who came for a day. I think everyone had a good time and we got an abundance of work done.
Alden United Methodist Church
Alden United Methodist Church
Alden crew at Lake Louise!
[05/30/16] Maybe another week before the contractors are done in the kitchen and we can finish up the painting. We have about a month before VBS and we need to be done by then. If interested in helping follow this page or let me know so I can add you to the email list that I send out when organizing date/time. We still have quite a bit to do especially since everything inside the kitchen is now coated in dust from the work being done.
Local Volunteer Opportunity:
The Front Porch Cafe in Ellsworth will be undergoing renovations and spring cleaning and could use some help. The dates are April 26-29th and maybe Saturday if needed. Then again on 2nd and 3rd of May. They will need help moving equipment and cleaning out kitchen equipment. All skill levels welcome.
Contact Jan or Scott at 231-258-2000 for more details.
[03/09/16] We weren't able to get the announcement out last Sunday, but this coming Sunday will be a basket offering for Greensky Hills Church. Jan Proudfoot, of Greensky Hills, will be singing at the Central Lake church this week as well.
[02/10/16] Missions meeting is this Sunday at 1pm.
[12/29/15] The local VIM (volunteers in mission) team was successful. Local lady with a few (20ish) cats needed a new floor. We were able to go in, get the carpet out, put down a new plywood overfloor, made sure the linoleum got laid by a professional and took away all the garbage from the house. Lady is still looking to find homes for a few of the cats but has already given away more than half. Good job team!!
[12/01/15] Thank you everyone for your help shopping for kids in the area with the Giving Tree, we turned in the 50 gifts early this week, This month (December) we will collect donations for Mom's and Tots during the Christmas Eve service.
Houghton Mission Trip
Lake Louise Mission Trip 2014
Lake Louise Mission Trip 2014
[11/03/14] Tags now are at the church for the Giving Tree sponsored by the Village Market. About half the tags are already spoken for after the first day at church so thank you to everyone for helping out. Gifts are due on November 30th unwrapped.
Mission Trip was a success, thanks to everyone who came up and helped out: Ruth, Carol, Linnae, Gary, Harry, Matt, Angela, Barb, Linda, Claire, Deb, and Char. We had a great time and accomplished much work.
Have pictures you took there? Feel free to add them on this page so everyone can see how hard we worked.
Starting Sunday August 17th through September 2nd, the Alden UMC Missions will be collecting school supplies for Stuff the Bus. Stuff the Bus, is part of Communities in Schools program in Mancelona. All supplies must be safe for young children and be non-toxic. Here are the most needed supplies that we will be collecting: backpacks, pencils (#2 eraser,) ballpoint pens, notebook paper, rulers and protractors, crayons, pencil sharpeners, construction paper, 3-ring binders, markers, highlighters, colored pencils, safety scissors, erasers, glue sticks, graph paper, hand sanitizer, pocket folders, staplers, and elmers glue. If you don't want to shop, feel free to make monetary donations as well.
cismancelona.org Mentoring is one of the most meaningful ways you can volunteer because you can significantly impact the life of a young person. No special skills are needed...just the willingness to care and spend time with someone who needs you.
Possible mission trips for 2015:
Midwest Mission Distribution Center (located in Springfield, IL) www.midwestmissiondc.org.
Amazing Grace Ministries (Houghton, MI):Amazing Grace Ministries works primarily in Houghton and
Keweenaw Counties in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We bring people into a loving
relationship with Jesus Christ through a division that is a music ministry (The Amazing Grace Praise Band
– Sept. through May) and a division that is a construction ministry (For The Least of These – during the
months during spring, summer and fall). We provide services for those who do not qualify for assistance
from any other agency. Projects include additions onto family homes, renovations to homes and building- 16 -
ADA ramps for area families. For the summer of 2013 we will work in a neighborhood renovating the
upstairs and other areas of a family home in Houghton County and building ADA ramps for those in need;
additional projects also become available toward spring. Other possibilities: Working with area churches
(primarily UMC) to paint, garden and provide services as needed.
Kokomo Urban Outreach (Kokomo Indiana)
These are just possibilities for trips we can take in 2015. Let us know your thoughts. I've provided websites for the 1st and 3rd, the 2nd didn't have a website so I copied the information the UM VIM's website (UMC volunteers in missions). We would love to hear where you would like to go, or if you would like to take multiple trips this next year. If you want more information, feel free to message the page and we will get more information to you as soon as we can :)
midwestmissiondc.org We are now participating in Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause! It is a simple and easy way for us to raise money for MMDC. Just buy a gallon or half gallon of Prairie Farms white or flavored milk, and enter the code under the sticker on each cap. For every cap entered, […]
Freedom Builders Missions
The kids who attended VBS at First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids got excited about sharing Jesus love by raising the funds to build a ramp for a young lady in Suttons Bay. Putting into action one of their memory verses, Luke 6:31, "Do unto others as you would like them to do to you."
[08/18/13] Brainstorming a better way for Christmas Baskets this year, previous years have relied too much on a single person. Trying to branch out this year. If you have any ideas, Mission committee or not, feel free to leave them here. Any ideas will be discussed at our next meeting.
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Hey, everybody - Save-The-Date March 21 5-7pm for "Freedom Builders After Hours" at the Elks Lodge. Complimentary attendance, with info about Freedom Builders, refreshments, door prizes, entertainment and cash bar, should you desire a cocktail. Come and meet Freedom Builders Again for the First Time!
[01/07/13] Missions Sunday went well, Dave Gladstone is a great speaker (and singer too)! Looking forward to what we can accomplish in this new year :)
[01/02/13] Missions Sunday this coming week, be in church to see what you have been doing in and around the community and elsewhere :)
[11/02/12] Don't forget Mission committee meeting on November 4th, that's this Sunday at 4:30 hope to see you all there :)