Get involved today! General Contacts: Jennifer Ford (to get general information) [email protected] Pastoral Resource: Rev. Nicole [email protected] Brigette’s Place Michelle Mohr, Maureen Reardon Ron Shippee [email protected] Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19 Severna Park United Methodist Church. Sandy Cuzzart, Norma Graber [email protected] Christian Foundation for Children and Aging “I tell you the truth, whatever you Bob Geissler [email protected] did for one of the least of these my Heaven’s Kitchen brothers and sisters, you did for Barry James, Katherine Nutile [email protected] me”–Matthew 25:40 Prison Ministry Reid Reininger, Helen White [email protected] SPAN Karen Myers Winter Relief/ Arundel House of Hope Carolyn Heim [email protected] Volunteers in Mission Mel Merritt and Patty Coman [email protected] Faith” Missions Ministries of Backpack Buddies [email protected] “Go Out in Severna Park United Methodist Church 731 Benfield Rd. Severna Park, MD 21146 410-987-4700 www.severnaparkumc.org We believe that everyone is called and capable of serving others in Christ’s name! Our mission is “go out in faith” as we follow Christ’s call to be in ministry alongside the least of these amongst us. How can you get involved in missions at SPUMC? Learn – Read more about Jesus’ call for all Disciples to serve and love one another. Talk to members of our missions team about the needs of those we are serving. Research the issues we are working to address. Pray- Pray for our congregation, leaders, and volunteers as we listen for where God is calling us to serve. Pray for all of the participants on mission trips and projects. Pray for those we are building relationships with through service. Give – Give tangible items or financial gifts to the many mission projects at SPUMC. Without these gifts it would not be possible to serve others in Christ’s name. Go- Step out in faith, and possibly out of your comfort zone, and participate in an SPUMC mission project or trip! When you serve others you not only help those in need, but you will also be transformed by Christ’s presence! Lead- Pray about volunteering to be a leader. Remember that leadership comes in many forms: serving on committees, organizing trips and projects, witnessing to the congregation, researching new mission opportunities, and overseeing administrative tasks. If you would like to get more involved or learn more contact Jennifer Ford at: [email protected] She will help connect you to a mission at SPUMC. If you know which mission you are interested in contact the leader directly (see next page for contacts). Current Mission Projects * Appalachian Service Project (ASP)- Youth and Adults work to repair homes in the Appalachian region while forming meaningful relationships with the families. * Backpack Buddies– Help feed local school children who lack adequate food during the holidays and weekends. * Change the World Missions Sunday– Join our entire congregation each fall for a Sunday full of hands on mission projects that transform our world in Christ’s name. * Christian Foundation for Children and Aging Support a child or aging person in Guatemala. * Heaven’s Kitchen– Meal and clothing the 4th Saturday of every month, 10-3 in Brooklyn, MD. *Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN)- Br ing in food to stock our local pantr y or volunteer at SPAN’s office for community services. * Quilting and Prayer Shawl– Knit a prayer shawl for someone who is ill or help make a quilt for a needy family. * Brigette’s House on Wilkens Ave - J oin a team doing street outreach to women who work and live on Wilkens Ave in Baltimore. Help prepare hot meals and welcome guests to our Wilkens Ave ministry home. * United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (VIM)- Go on a national or inter national mission trip! The proceeds of our church garage sale support each trip. * Winter Relief and AHOH– help host men and women at SPUMC who are in need of warm shelter during the winter. Also, partner with the Arundel House of Hope year round to lead Bible studies, support the clothing ministry and much more. * Prison Ministry- J oin a team that does an Emmaus spiritual retreat weekend inside the prison, or mentor an inmate, there are also opportunities for artists and kids art to be used for Kairos.
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