Mission Team

Mission Team

INVITATIONS!  Spring seems often to be a season of invitations.  There are graduations, weddings, Memorial Day parades, Mother’s Day, Father Day, End-of-School-Year celebrations… the beginning of picnic season, new beginnings, and more.  The Mission Team has some invitations for all of you as well…

YOU ARE INVITED to share a new event on Tuesday, May 29th, at 7:00 p.m., in the York Community Hall as we have an evening of fellowship and fun as we learn about TRADES of HOPE  and how their fair trade products empower women in need here and around the world.  YUMC member Kim Mencke will be sharing how artisans’ products can be a life-changing way to help women in need through purchases of their beautiful work, and in turn break the cycle of poverty.  Proceeds will benefit Missions at York Church. Please see Kim’s article in the CHIME for more details. Please! INVITE your friends and neighbors to join us!  This event is open to the community.  We’d love to have you share with us as we strive to share with others!

YOU ARE INVITED to help change lives & bring hope by sharing Christ’s love with those in need throughmaking a donation to the 16th Annual YUMC MISSION AUCTION on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018.  Perhaps you will see that “just right” item while on vacation this summer.  It’s not too soon to be thinking ahead for the auction! With your help, we are hoping to bring hope to others, as this year’s Mission Auction will benefit the YUMC FOOD PANTRY, a CBN Sponsored Well wherever the need is greatest, and two UMCOR PROJECTS, one for Storm Relief for families in the USA, and one for International  Storm Relief, for those recovering from natural disasters.  Again, the world news has us all aware how great this need is and has been and will be in the days ahead.  How can you help?  The responses we receive each year from all of the Ministry Teams and the whole YUMC Family is truly overwhelming! We are hoping for more of those very creative donations of new items you have shared in the past, such as special event tickets, tools, toys, jewelry, gift certificates, bakery, personal services of your talents and gifts and more! 

YOU ARE INVITED to ask area businesses to share a donation of goods or their services for the Mission Auction.  What is an easy way to do this?  By signing out a letter requesting their donation using the form located on the credenza in the hallway at church.  We ask that you do this so that each business is only asked for their donation by one member of York Church.  We have found area businesses receive numerous public requests for donations, so the sooner you request a donation, the greater chance we have of a positive response. 

YOU ARE INVITED to help the youth on their Mission trip June 24th-30th.  Maybe you can even go along as a youth or as an adult chaperone!  Please check in with Dan Bartter to see how you can help! You are INVITED to pray for all of those going and for those who will be served during this week of fun, faith-filled service!

YOU ARE INVITED to continue to share your usable used clothing and shoes while spring cleaning!  The proceeds of the St. Pauly Shed located on the east end of the church parking lot will benefit the youth mission trip!  Instead of those outgrown or seldom-used items going in the trash, share them with others—send instead to the shed!

Isn’t it amazing what we can do for others when we work together?  We can’t wait to see what God will lead each one of us to do when we answer His INVITATION to be in service to others.  “Truly I tell you, just as you did it for one of the least of these, who are members of my family, you did it for me.”  Love, Jesus  We’re always blessed when we answer His INVITATION!    

Jean Marvin and the Mission Team