MISSIONS & OUTREACH
Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for the giving you have done! The faithful dedication of gifts to Missions has enabled York Church to help so many others this past year. On behalf of the recipients, we want to thank you for all of the love, prayers, gifts and other support you have continued to provide…including in part….
Thank YOU for….
~ Food Pantry donations, including hours of service, gifts of food, household or personal items, funds….
~ St. Pauly shed donations, including sorting then donating your used but usable clothing, shoes, bedding.…
~ Church World Service Blankets on Blanket Sunday dedicated and gifted to others around the world….
~ Hope in the form of soap, rope, gloves and more to fill the Flood Buckets….hope in a bucket….
~ Super Bowl Subs, pop cans, pennies, books to help the youth Powerline Mission Trip to AuGres, Michigan….
~ Missionary sponsorship of Dr. Les & Debbie Dornon serving in Nepal through UMCOR….
~ Building another clean water well through the Christian Broadcasting Network, where most needed….
~ Band-Aids, soap, shampoo and more during Vacation Bible School for the Food Pantry families….
~ Buying popcorn or attending the Fish Fry for our Boy Scouts to help them on their journey to be good men….
~ Enjoying those special cookies to help our Girl Scouts grow into strong women….
~ Providing meals or delivering them for Operation Homes to help feed the homeless in our community….
~ Munching Sunday School Rice Krispy squares to help purchase life-saving animals through Heifer….
~ Continued support of UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) both nationally and internationally to provide aid in uncountable ways to numerous people we will never know, but have helped to hope again after great losses of family, homes, churches, workplaces, and more due to catastrophes….
~ ALL the gifts of time, service, prayers, and goods for the Mission Auction…. We sincerely THANK YOU!
Are you feeling blessed as well? The Advent Season will soon be upon us. Would you be able to share some of your blessings of time or talents or resources? Bring in socks, mittens, hats or underwear and place them on the Giving Tree in the Gathering Area for the Medina Community Services Center. Maybe you could ring bells for the Salvation Army on December 9th at the Forrest Meadows Buehlers? Could you go Christmas Caroling in December? Could you support the Food Pantry and the Thanksgiving Dinner for the clients served by it on November 25th? Could you provide individual serving snack packs of chips or crackers for the Medina Light Ministry jail gift bags? These items will be added to candy, books, and more gifted by other churches for the 250 inmates at the Medina County Jail needing love at Christmas. Donations can be placed in the box in the Gathering Area by December 18th. Need ideas for your personal Christmas shopping lists? Check out the Missions bulletin board for many catalogs as they come in to find unique gifts that benefit charities we support. Any of the funds or ongoing projects at YUMC would welcome a gift given in honor of someone. You will have help with your shopping and these groups will also benefit. Please watch the bulletin for details!
Remember as you watch the news and pray for those who are in need, YOU ARE THERE in the midst of all of this need, giving of HOPE and FAITH to others as a vital part of the UMCOR volunteers and supplies as this hope is shared. At any time that you feel you would like more information on UMCOR and updates on the work and service being done by the missionaries and volunteers, please visit http://www.umc.org/.
“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:2-6
THANK YOU for your continued support of Missions! Yes, we’re feeling blessed! ~ The Missions Team ~