We are called to be witnesses to the "ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). Our witness has taken the form of presence, as Bonaire people have served on the ground, partnerships, as we have supported others who regularly go, and certainly as prayers, as we lift up God's Kingdom work in restoring this world.
We're packing again on Sunday, September 17, at 9:30 AM.
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. Since 1998, they have provided over 180 million meals in 65 countries, with the help of over 500,000 corporate, student, civic and faith-based volunteers in meal-packaging.
Our church has hosted meal-packing events for three years, with our most recent September 2016 event sending 30,000+ meals to Belize to serve our neighbors there.
We have partnered with the Rev. Bobby Gale and Unto the Least of His ministry. He works with churches and communities around the world to serve those who are often forgotten. This is a faith based mission that focuses on water and education projects in many different underprivileged areas in the world. One of the main areas they serve is through the construction of water wells for local villages. Learn more on their website.
In 1988, the United Methodist Church voted to raise funds to establish and build a university on the continent of Africa. Today, it is one of the leading universities on the continent, serving students from 21 countries across Africa. Africa University provides higher education of excellent quality, enriched with Christian values, for both men and women, developing visionary leaders of tomorrow.
We support the World Service Fund, the primary avenue of support for the global mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church. World Service connects us to a long list of Christian mission and ministry throughout the denomination in the work of the general church agencies and other national and international programs. Specifically, we are focusing our efforts on
- Engaging in Ministry with the Poor
- Improving Global Health
- Developing Principled Christian Leaders
- Creating New and Renewed Congregations
UMCOR is a ministry of the UMC. Their goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need. You can think of it like the Methodist version of the Red Cross, except that UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects their donors specify.
They believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.
When people give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.