MISSION & SERVICE
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4
Serving others is part of our Christian life. As people of God we seek to do the work of God in our communities and in the world.
Our mission and service efforts are coordinated through the Mission Committee. The role of the Mission Committee is to:
Help to identify the needs that exist within the local community
Coordinate mission and service projects across the congregation (including Sunday School and United Methodist Women)
Support efforts of United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Plan and fund raise for mission trips
Educate and inform the congregation of UMCOR initiatives and local needs
Monthly Meetings: The Mission Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month.
Leadership: Jonathan Palmer, Chairperson
Supporting the efforts of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
With the United Methodist Women and the congregation, the Mission committee helped collect materials and assembled the following kits for communities across the country impacted by hurricanes and flooding:
We also participated in UMCOR’s “No More Malaria” campaign. By improving the ways people fight the disease using bed nets, providing access to diagnostic tests and medicine, draining standing water, and improving sanitation, the campaign sought to reduce malaria deaths. Our church participated with a fund raiser in which participants made pledges for every bug that the pastor ate. It was a great afternoon of fellowship and fun with music, comedy, games, refreshments, and of course bug eating.
Our mission work supports a variety of local community causes including ongoing collection of foods and goods to support the local food pantry; providing supports to Bridgewater State College students; serving as a host for Literacy Place, a tutoring program for adults; and providing space for pastoral counseling.
For over a decade we have provided a monthly home-cooked dinner to Father Bill’s & MainSpring in Brockton, a shelter serving persons experiencing homelessness. This meal is prepared in the church kitchen and delivered to the dining room at Father Bill’s & MainSpring and serves approximately 100 persons. At this point we have served over 12,000 meals.