Church-wide Missions

Monthly Missions  - March 2024

WARM Combined Mission

UMCOR Sunday -  March 10

All Three WARM Churches

Every year, the world experiences devastating hurricanes, storms, wars, and other crises. As these events unfold and the number of those in need of help increases, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is there to help. UMCOR, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. Working in more than 80 countries worldwide, UMCOR provides survivors with temporary relief and long-term education, training and support. UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated gifts on the projects that donors specify. None of these designated gifts support administrative or operating costs.

However, there obviously is administrative costs. That’s where UMCOR Sunday comes in. This year it’s March 10 where special envelopes will be provided in the bulletins for donations which go towards UMCOR’s “cost of doing business”.

Parfreyville UMC

For the month of March, PUMC mission funds, unless otherwise designated, will go to the United Methodist Children’s Services.

While the locations, programs and services have evolved and expanded over the years, the agency’s core mission has remained intact. It was founded in 1962 as the Methodist Children’s Services and located in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1979 the name was changed to the United Methodist Children’s Service and implemented a teen parent program combining social work and nursing services to pregnant and parenting teen mothers. In 1991 UMCS purchased a 19 unit apartment building in the heart of Washington Park in Milwaukee for its residents. By 2014 it owned 72 apartment units. In 2023 the UMCS officially rebranded and changed its name to Rooted & Rising – Washington Park.

From the very beginning, housing, social work outreach, education and community building have been at the core of the agency’s mission. They have safe, quality and affordable housing, a Growing Tree Children’s Center for child care, a Community Food Center where individuals can receive food once every 30 days and a Neighborhood Engagement Hub where individuals can find ways they can help in making their neighborhood an even better place to live, work and play.

For more detailed information on the agency’s history and purpose go to:

First UMC

On March 12, we prepared food and filled take-out containers for Bread Basket. Our menu consists of ham sandwich, corn, fruit cup and cookies. We prepared approximately 180 meals. 

Crystal Lake UMC

Crystal Lake will be collecting canned meat (tuna, beef, chicken, pork) for the food pantry.

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Missionary Trobby

This is the story of Parfreyville’s new Missionary, Trobby Kandala, as presented by Trobby to Parfreyville’s mission committee.  He arrived at Sierra Leone, Africa in August to teach people there about agricultural techniques.  If you wish to support Trobby, make checks payable to “Parfreyville” with “For Trobby” in the note field, and send to Parfreyville Methodist Church, N1979 County Rd. K, Waupaca, WI 54981.  

Read more on Trobby's blog

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