In the Midwest and our greater United States community, we strive to be Christ's hands and feet to those in need. To help us further this vision, we support a variety of organizations and programs.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) - Each year the high school youth group of our congregation travels to the Central Appalachian region for a week to serve with ASP, a Christian home repair ministry. Because our church believes so strongly in the mission and ministry of this organization, we are committed to sending an adult team each year as well. Our adult team is currently serving each fall with ASP's "Rebuilding Rainelle" flood relief program.
CROP Hunger Walk - This walk promotes hunger education and fundraising for national hunger relief, and is sponsored by Church World Service.
UMCOR - The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR spends 100% of designated donations on the projects its donors specify.
Apportionments - As United Methodists, our local church is connected to all other United Methodist churches in the world. Apportionments (a portion meant for others) are the way that local churches combine their financial resources to enable our vision for mission and ministry at every level of the United Methodist Church.
ERTs - Several members of our church are trained as Emergency Response Team (ERT) members, ready to answer the call for need as second responders after natural disasters.
Henderson Settlement - Adult members of our congregation volunteer each spring at the Henderson Settlement in southeast Kentucky, serving people in the local community in a variety of ways. In 2018 we made this trip available to families and hope to continue this!
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission - Adults from our church have joined other churches in the area to participate in relief efforts in Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi.