Church-wide Missions

Monthly Missions  - September 2023

Parfreyville UMC

Foundations for Living is located at 1421 Churchill St., Waupaca. It is dedicated to providing emergency, supportive and transitional services to all who live in the Waupaca area community and surrounding areas and help individuals on the road to self sufficiency, hence the name “Foundations for Living”.

It furnishes classes and help through:

Crisis Center—connecting neighbors experiencing financial difficulty to resources to help make ends meet.

Recovery Coaching living skills classes food and clothing vouchers, transitional housing programs and much more.

Thrift Store—All proceeds go to supporting Foundations for Living programs.

Warming Center—Open November 1st through April 30th. It is available to neighbors without a warm and secure pace to sleep.

Meeting Space for groups offering support services to persons with alcohol and drug addictions.

Works with other community agencies such as Salvation Army, CAP and St. Vincent’s.

Unless otherwise designated, September mission giving will go to Foundations for Living.

Crystal Lake UMC

Crystal Lake is collecting pasta for the food bank.

There will also be a CROP Walk. The funds raised fight hunger and poverty in the US and around the world. The funds provide lifesaving support like emergency food along with the seeds, tools and programs that help families feed themselves. Every step and every donation end hunger!

First UMC

Every day, thousands of people leave their homes in search of a better life for their families. The United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR) Global Migration program helps refugees and migrants as well as the churches and ecumenical networks that assist them.

The general term “migrants” includes asylum seekers, refugees, economic migrants, environmental refugees, internally displaced persons, trafficked and stateless individuals. While most of these labels describe people who are forcibly displaced, all migrants suffer loss along or prior to their journeys, and most are unable to access the assistance they need to rebuild their lives in safe places.

UMCOR recognizes that migrants are children of God and have a right to receive care regardless of their reasons for migrating. UMCOR promotes the global adoption of practices that make migration safe and respect the dignity of all migrants.

UMCOR encourages, supports and equips Methodist and ecumenical partners for migration ministry. It provides relief and recovery in the form of food aid, basic necessities, and legal and transportation services for vulnerable migrants and refugees with support to organizations working directly with these populations.

Another avenue of ministry is support for migration-focused organizations, such as the Immigration Law & Justice Network (ILJN) or Church World Service (CWS), which reach migrants with programs in the U.S. that help them attain legal status, litigate asylum claims and resettle in U.S. communities. Such ministries seek to welcome people into the community without condition and regardless of church affiliation or membership.

During September, First UMC will be collecting offerings for UMCOR’s Global Migration/Refugee program. Checks should be written to FUMC with “Refugee Assistance” on the memo line.

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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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