Serving Our Local Neighbors
• The monthly Family Table meal
Monthly Focus - (November, 2014)
Fridley UMC’s November Mission/Outreach offering to respond to Ebola crisis
Since June of 2014, the General Board of Global Ministries’ United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and Global Health unit have been working in collaboration on a global scale to coordinate an integrated approach in response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Community education about the disease, health worker protection, and psychosocial counseling for affected people and their families are the strategy’s three prongs. To date, UMCOR and Global Health have worked together to ensure that grants totaling $400,000 for educational programs, protective equipment and other Ebola-related supplies have been provided primarily to United Methodist health boards in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire.
It has become apparent to the international humanitarian community, and the governments involved with this crisis, that the epidemic will likely have a long-term negative impact on the health systems, economies, and social practices of these countries
Global Ministries is partnering with local health boards, bishops, missionaries, UMCOR technical offices and others to enable a long-term approach that not only responds to the current Ebola crisis but, also, helps strengthen healthcare capacity in the region to make it better prepared to meet any possible future crisis.
This approach reflects the established standard for response to health crises and issues of sustainable development. To financially support these immediate and long-term goals, please write “Ebola response” in the memo section of your check. This will ensure that funds will go to UMCOR Advance #982450 – International Disaster Response.
To contribute: Write a check payable to Fridley United Methodist Church. Write Ebola Crisis on the memo line, or go to our online giving webpage.
Our recent monthly focus projects:
October 2014, Compatible Technology International (CTI)
September 2014, Family Table
August, 2014, The Seed Project
July, 2014, Alexander House
June 2014, Project AdGrad
May 2014, District Conference Love Offering
March/April, Lenten Missions
February 2014, Beyond Horizons
January 2014, Philippines Disaster Relief
December 2013, Advent Offering
November 2013, Feed My Starving Children
October 2013, Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers
Ongoing Service to Our Neighbors
In addition to contribution to many United Methodist projects, both in Minnesota and globally, the congregation regularly supports local outreach needs.
Some organizations that receive support and offerings from our members:
Loaves and Fishes: Volunteers from Fridley United Methodist Church serve a hot meal once a month (the second Monday of each month) at one of the ten area sites for Loaves and Fishes.
Serve Globally: Service in missions located beyond Minnesota, nationally, or internationally.
Imagine No Malaria; The people of The United Methodist Church, a world of people unified in the fight against a needless killer. It's time we all join hands with Africa, on a personal mission to heal. Imagine No Malaria and then make it real. Sustaining life. One person at a time. One month at a time.
Pray: God can do more than we can ever imagine.
Know: The people of the United Methodist Church have embraced this cause. You can change a life.
Act: Get involved. A pledge to Imagine No Malaria of just $28 per month will change 100 lives.
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