MISSION


The First United Methodist Church 
of Hancock
strives to walk humbly with God through
worship, love, and service.

 

The Mission Team works to involve our whole church in mission support, education, service, and prayer, but our Mission Commitment is greater than the Mission Team.  It is a vision of our whole church membership.

The 25th Annual Rummage Sale was the last sale that the church will be doing for Missions.  There will be other projects to help with Missions.  Watch for more information.


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We are involved in looking at ways to be in ministry to people who are homeless in our area. A possible way for churches to help through an emergency homeless shelter is being seriously discussed. It's based on a model that has been operating in Marquette for 10 years. The shelter would rotate to a different area church each week, providing a meal and overnight lodging.


Contact John Niemela for more information at

johnniemela@gmail.com


You can see Marquette's Room at the Inn at

http://roomattheinn.org/

- Complete our 27th year of being a Spotlight Church

- Compete our 23RD year of Global mission partnerships, including support of a missionary staff person  at the Susanna Wesley Safe Home in Brazil
- Continue missionary support for the 26th year supporting Paul Webster, serving at the Mujila Falls Agricultural Centre in Kanyama, Zambia
- Continue with our 17th year as a covenant church with Copper County Habitat for Humanity.
- Continue our efforts to support the church in Liberia and Haiti, and to assist the Detroit Conference in upholding the covenant partnerships with the Haiti and Liberia United Methodist connection.
- Continue to address global peace issues by supporting the Copper Country Guatemala Accompaniment Project
- Raise mission support funds by sponsoring the 25th annual church rummage sale on the first Saturday in August
- Continue to support Marquette District Mission projects such as Camp Michigamme and the Mission of the Year.
- Raise funds to offer camperships for the youth of our church
- Support the Bolivian Children's Ministry Project with money from the Ellen Nothy Memorial Foreign Mission Fund
- Support local community missions:  Copper Country Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Little Brother's Friends of the Elderly, Omega House, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, and the Birdi Family, who have local ties and witness in Romania
- Place emphasis on our church's need to become more personally involved in mission by:  listing mission efforts on our weekly prayer list, education readers about mission in our monthly newsletters, involve the children of our church in mission projects, and host weekly Lenten Soup Suppers with Mission Programs
- Be open to members of the congregation to address the mission needs brought to the attention of our Mission Team, and respond to Conference and District requests for financial support, as we are able
- Continue to encourage the congregation to support the annual mission offerings of the General Church:  Human Relations Offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, Native American Awareness Offering, Peace with Justice Offering, Education Sunday Offering, World Communion Sunday Offering, and the United Methodist Student Day offering.